Career Change: A JCW Success Story

In just three years – and nearly two of those under pandemic restrictions – Luis Rebmann developed from a semi-experienced salesperson into an established global top biller. It’s an extraordinary success, driven by his blend of great sales instincts and passion for sharing expertise and experience. And that in turn means that Luis has now…

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The Challenges of Finding and Keeping Talent

There’s an interesting trend emerging from our Salary Guide and Trends Report for 2022. It’s the conflict between improving recruitment packages and focusing on retention. If our headline statistics say anything at all, it’s that employers need to up their game when it comes to retention. 60% of candidates surveyed said they were considering moving…

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9 things that are important to candidates right now

9 things that are important to candidates right now One of the ways to connect with the ideal candidates for your organisation is to know what they’re looking for. Without this essential information, you might be missing the mark with your adverts, your selection process and your interviews could be angled towards the wrong candidates…

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What’s first: Attitude or Aptitude

What’s first: Attitude or aptitude? Good recruitment is a finely balanced skill. You need to find the best person for your role – but ‘best’ covers a range of different elements, including qualifications, skills, experience, attitude and personality. Getting this right first time with a new hire is tricky – which is why organisations build…

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How to make sure candidates are a good cultural fit

How to make sure candidates are a good cultural fit Increasingly, businesses are recruiting for attitude and fit with the organisational culture in addition to looking for the best skills. That’s because there’s a growing understanding that people who have the right approach are more likely to be successful in the role and bring value…

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Why do corporate values matter?

Why do corporate values matter? We can learn a great deal about businesses by taking a look at their corporate values, and seeing how well the business matches up. Publicly stating corporate values is a big part of managing your reputation and your relationship with your stakeholders, but you can’t just grab six positive words…

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Do women actuaries suffer from Imposter Syndrome?

Do women actuaries suffer from Imposter Syndrome? At some point, nearly everyone suffers from Imposter Syndrome. This is usually defined as a psychological issue where people feel they do not deserve the achievements they have made, and that, at some point, people are going to find out that they are not as qualified, experienced or…

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How to make your mark in a new job

How to make your mark in a new job When you start a new job, you have several things on your mind. And at the top of the list is making a good impression and starting to get things done so that you make it through your probationary period successfully. And this is all about…

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Why it matters to have women in the actuarial profession

Why it matters to have women in the actuarial profession There’s very little argument against the case that a more diverse workforce is a better workforce. There are whole lists of benefits that diversity brings, including greater innovation, promoting productivity, increasing the talent pool and encouraging collaboration. That ‘diversity’ includes women, particularly in the actuarial…

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9 tips for building and leading new teams

9 tips for building and leading new teams Starting a new job? Taking charge of a new team, or need to build one from scratch? That can be a daunting prospect. You need to understand the strengths, skills and potential challenges that each team member brings, and know how to bring them all together to…

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