April 5, 2022

Time for a Career Change? Here’s What To Look For | Acrisure Viewpoints 

In a booming labor market, more workers than ever have decided it’s time to look for a new role. The U.S. Department of Labor reported over 11.3 million job openings earlier this year. With ample opportunities available, it’s up to job seekers to decide what type of work experience they’re looking for next—and sometimes the choices can be overwhelming.

So what sets some companies above the rest? To find out, we spoke with Acrisure Partner Odell Studner in Pennsylvania, which has clinched the Business Insurance Best Places to Work Award for ten years running. They’ve racked up other distinctions like Captive Broker of the Year and 40 Under 40 in Business Insurance over the years, too.

“One of the best things about working for Odell Studner is how leaders prioritize work-life balance,” said the firm’s Gavin Studner. “Our executives understand how important it is for us to have that time to spend with friends and family.”

In fact, 39% of workers surveyed in 2022 said that work-life balance was the most important element of their job. Another key factor that job seekers shouldn’t compromise on is culture. You spend most of your time at work, so look for a company that offers and promotes a strong workplace culture.

Ready for your next opportunity? Find openings with Acrisure

Just look at Acrisure Partner Hickok and Boardman Insurance Group. With offices in Vermont and New York, Hickok and Boardman wants employees to feel – and be – connected and valued. They’ve built a supportive and fulfilling work environment with everything from premiere wellness and professional development programs to their annual giving campaign for United Way of Northwest Vermont. In 2021, Hickok and Boardman surpassed over $300,000 raised for local nonprofits through United Way.

“Throughout Hickok and Boardman’s 200 years of history, our commitment to clients and neighbors remains unchanged,” said Scott Boardman, CEO. “We’re proud to work with a team that goes out of their way to help others. It’s really the people here who make all the difference.”

Your career trajectory is inherently linked to your company’s performance, so seek out top performers with a historical record of growth. Since Talent Acquisition Manager Debbie Kruse joined the Acrisure team in 2016, for example, she’s seen firsthand how career opportunities have grown with the company.

“I’ve been with Acrisure since we had 2,000 colleagues. We now have over 12,000,” Debbie said. “We’re looking for talent in so many fields, from data science and artificial intelligence to roles in insurance, cyber services, real estate services and much more.”

“There’s really a career here for anyone looking to get started with a high-growth company powered by relationships and tech. It’s exciting to be a part of it!”

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