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

How insurance agencies should handle Hurricane Florence (in a digital world)

How insurance agencies should handle Hurricane Florence (in a digital world)

By | ActiveAgency, Inspiration, Off the Cuff, Quick Tips, Social Media, The Web

Well, here comes Hurricane Florence.

I don’t care if it’s a hurricane, earthquake, flood, fender bender or something else.

When bad stuff happens, it’s time for your agency to shine.

It’s also when having technology on your side is a BIG advantage. Let’s use Hurricane Florence as an example. Read More

A week in the life of Forge3 designer Liz Allebach - Desk

A week in the life of Forge3 designer Liz Allebach

By | In the Office, Inside Forge3, Off the Cuff

A few months ago, my co-worker Emily shared an inside look into her life as a location-independent Forge3’er. Now it’s my turn!

When I first started working at Forge3, I didn’t know if I would thrive in a location-independent environment. I was afraid it would make me anti-social or disconnected from my team.

After working at Forge3 for a few months, I quickly learned that this was not the case. In fact, it was pretty much the opposite!

Each Forge3 team member works a little bit differently, but with a combination of diligence, commitment and passion, we’re all able to make a remote work culture possible for Forge3.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how I do it… Read More

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