While you might want to take a moment to look back over the past year and review your wins and losses, there are also several things you could do this month that are quick and easy (and in some cases, fun) to keep your insurance business growing. And all of these suggestions are subtle enough that nobody can accuse you of being totally work-focused during the most wonderful time of the year.
When it comes to presenting a total compensation package to new or potential employees, managers should include insurance benefits, retirement benefits, paid vacations, and any other benefits the company provides. Many companies reduce benefits to save money, so don’t hesitate to use quality coverage as a valuable differentiator.
Have you counted the days until the end of the decade? That’s right, another decade comes to a close soon and there are even fewer working days between now and then. In other words, time is flying by so now is the time to take stock of all open tasks and plan to get everything in line before the beginning of our new year.
If your company doesn’t already have a policy regarding a return-to-work program for employees who have been injured on-the-job, you should consider putting one in place. An effective program can show the returning employee you care about them and save your company millions of dollars in fines and penalties, as well as reduce workers’ compensation costs, retain your experienced employees, and improve morale and productivity in the workplace. That sounds like a winning combination, so let’s consider how to get this done…
You can avoid the stress associated with an extended absence by cross-training your workers. If you teach Worker A to do Worker B’s job, and vice versa, not only does that give your staff more skills (which improves their value within the company), this can rescue productivity when someone is absent, or when an employee has an injury that no longer allows them to perform the job for which they were hired.