Resignation Letter (Sample)

Dear [INSERT MANAGER’S NAME], Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [INSERT JOB TITLE] at [INSERT COMPANY]. Although this has been a difficult decision to make, I have been offered an opportunity that I believe will help me reach my long-term career goals. I hope you will understand my […]

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Insurance talent war weapon: the secrets of the exit interview

  This article was produced in partnership with Intact Insurance.  Bethan Moorcraft of Insurance Business sat down with Maryann Besharat, VP, Human Resources, Intact Insurance, West, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada, to discuss the War for Talent, and what insurance and HR leaders can learn from the people who leave.  Engaged in the so-called War for Talent, […]

How mergers and acquisitions affect employees

Mergers and acquisition is a part of almost every industry, as is its lasting effect on employees. Here is how to navigate M&A activity with your team. Mergers and acquisitions can make companies stronger by expanding their consumer base, reducing marketplace competition and creating value that is greater than each company offers individually. Before you […]

OTL And RIBO Licenses – What Is The Difference? (Ontario)

OTL AND RIBO LICENSES (ONTARIO) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?  OTL – Other Than Life License for Insurance Agents Insurance Agents represent the insurer and arrange contracts of insurance on behalf of that one insurance company generally referred to as direct writers. Insurance Agents must pass the OTL exam. RIBO – Insurance Brokers Licence Brokers represent multiple […]

Top Hiring Mistakes

Not Creating an Accurate Job Description Describe the job accurately and honestly in your advertisement. If you don’t, you’ll less likely attract candidates with the qualities and abilities that you’re looking for. A good job description is more than a simple list of duties; it should describe the role’s overall purpose, identify key areas of […]

Questions to Ask the Interviewer About the Opportunity

What does a typical day look like? What are the most immediate projects that need to be addressed? Can you show me examples of projects I’d be working on? What are the skills and experiences you’re looking for in an ideal candidate? What attributes does someone need to have in order to be really successful […]

Negotiating a Job Offer

Don’t underestimate the importance of likability. This sounds basic, but it’s crucial: People are going to fight for you only if they like you. Anything you do in a negotiation that makes you less likable reduces the chances that the other side will work to get you a better offer. This is about more than […]

How to Ace an Interview

Want to ace your next interview and land the open job you’ve been seeking? Here are 20 tips to help you prepare. Research the industry and company. An interviewer may ask how you perceive his company’s position in its industry, who the firm’s competitors are, what its competitive advantages are, and how it should best go […]