Advice

New challenges arise with each new day as this pandemic continues to take its effect. From day one, our management at Central has been amazing at communicating their expectations for us and providing resources to help us through. Our Vice President of Human Resources Ben Faurote regularly communicates with the entire company, reminding us of
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I was listening to a podcast the other day about corporate culture, featuring Pat Lencioni. Lencioni is the author of multiple best-selling books and owner of a company called The Table Group, which works with companies and advises them how to create a strategic organizational plan and ultimately make their business more successful. He discussed
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Earlier this year, my company offered a presentation about Jon Gordon’s book One Word That Will Change Your Life. The basic idea of the book is to choose one word to focus on as your driving force for the year. Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution (that no one seems to keep anyway) you
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When you apply for a job, your resume is the first thing employers see.  A well-written resume will help you get selected for an interview. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your resume and cover letter: One resume for each employer. If you are applying to numerous jobs, you may be tempted
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While putting myself through college many years ago, I worked as a server in a couple of casual dining restaurants. Except for the occasional patron that “forgot” to leave a tip and the long odd hours, I loved that job! The satisfaction I got from serving others and seeing my guests having a great experience
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Follow the yellow brick road … or the beautifully paved drive leading to Central Mutual Insurance Company headquarters. Working in customer service, I get a lot of phone calls that include questions about Central’s Home Office. More specifically, our hometown – Van Wert. A couple of the most common questions include: Where is Van Wert?
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Illicit drug use and drug addictions are an unfortunate occurrence that we often see broadcasted on the evening news or even directly affecting the people we know. Businesses are not exempt from facing this epidemic as the use of drugs continues to make its way into the workplace. With companies trying to navigate through the
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If you are in the insurance industry and are like me, you never thought of it as a career while growing up, but have found it to be incredibly rewarding. While those of us in the industry can appreciate the opportunities this career path offers, it can be challenging to convince others what a rewarding
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In a competitive job market, it may seem like a challenge for small businesses to compete for top talent, but it might not be as difficult as once previously thought. Smaller companies often have a lot to offer that big businesses do not. The Wall Street Journal states, “Small companies often offer more flexibility, more job diversity, and
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