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Two ways insurance agencies can attract millennial employees

Two ways insurance agencies can attract millennial employees

By Ashley's Angle, In the Office, Inspiration, Insurance, Off the Cuff, Quick Tips

If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Internship’ you’d probably agree with me that Google looks like the coolest place on earth to work. Nap pods. Slides instead of stairs. In house café and dry cleaning. Team building games and challenges.

While nap pods in an insurance agency are not realistic and slides instead of stairs probably have you screaming “LIABILITY HAZARD!” there’s something to take away from this: they’re doing something right with creating a positive culture.

I can’t tell you how many articles I’ve seen about how to attract millennials. But the truth is, the changes being made in the workplace are attractive to anyone in the workforce—avocado-toast-obsessed millennials or not! So while this article may be focused on the secret to snagging a millennial’s attention, it can really be applied to attracting talent across the board.

So, without further ado, what’s it going to take to fill the gap in the insurance workforce? Read More

Ashley's Angle - Fitzsimmons Insurance Agency's perspective on ActiveAgency (from the client's view)

Ashley’s Angle: Fitzsimmons Insurance Agency’s perspective on ActiveAgency (from the client’s view)

By ActiveAgency, Ashley's Angle, Digital Marketing, Insurance, The Web
Let me preface this with: Forge3 had nothing to do with me wanting to write this article. I’m known to write about things I feel passionate about. It just so happens that this month, I’m feeling passionate about Forge3.

So, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes, exclusive look at what it takes for an insurance agency to get up and running on the ActiveAgency website platform. It’s a lot simpler than you might think! Read More

Ashley's Angle - New apps for insurance agencies

Ashley’s Angle: New apps for insurance agencies

By Ashley's Angle, Insurance, Social Media

Call me cliché—but there truly is something refreshing and motivating about the new year.

Yes, I wrote a post on LinkedIn a while back about not waiting until January 1 to set goals. BUT… now that 2018 is in full swing, it’s a great time to reflect on the past year’s successes and challenges, and really think about goals you want to crush in the coming months.

Maybe you want to focus on fostering client relationships. Or, maybe your goal is to work on establishing creditability. Or—I think this is on everyone’s list at some point throughout the year—perhaps your goal is to save time.

Whatever your goals are for the new year, the following are three apps that I’ve come to love over the past few months. My guess is that they’ll come in handy as you work on your goals and resolutions! Read More

Ashley's Angle - How insurance agents can prevent the post-conference crash and turn ideas into reality

Ashley’s Angle: How insurance agents can prevent the post-conference crash and turn ideas into reality

By Ashley's Angle, Inspiration, Insurance, Social Media

“Red Bull of Insurance: Every agent needs this conference in their life. The attendees. The staff. The speakers. All incredible. Want to get pumped up about the insurance industry again? Sign up for 2018 now and don’t miss out again.”

That was my review of Agency Nation’s 2017 Elevate conference this year. I affectionately dubbed this conference the “Red Bull of Insurance.”

It was eye opening. It was informative. It got my heart racing. It was a blast. And most of all—it got me fired up and motivated to get back to the office and make moves. Read More

Ashley's Angle - Why being realistic can drive success for millennials in the insurance industry

Ashley’s Angle: Why being realistic can drive success for millennials in the insurance industry

By Ashley's Angle, Inspiration, Insurance

“The only thing in life I set the bar low for is limbo.” —Michael Scott

Let me set the stage…

You’re at an interview for a new job. Sitting across from you is the boss. They’re successful, put together, dressed to the nines—basically they’re in the position want to be in someday. You’re excited, eager and pumped to get started, change the world and kick some ass.

And then, the boss looks you straight in the eye and says, “You’re probably going to hate the first year of this job.”

Talk about being deflated. 

This is where your next move will make or break you. How will you let that statement affect you? Read More