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Posted by Crystal O'Hara on January 10, 2017

Three Ways to Move Out of the CSR Slump

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You’ve fallen into that “CSR slump” and you’re not quite sure when it happened or how. Everyday it’s the same old thing: Answer the phone, type a pink card, issue a binder, request an endorsement, abeyance and repeat. Then repeat once more. The song, “The Thrill is Gone” has become an earworm.

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Posted by Debbie Summers on January 3, 2017

The Challenges of Change

As a commercial lines manager or principal of a brokerage, you’re always on the look-out for the most efficient process. Repetitive tasks, duplication of work and inefficient workflows are a colossal waste of time and money—everyone knows that. So why do these problems keep occurring?

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Posted by Crystal O'Hara on December 13, 2016

The New Over-Under

OverUnder.jpgI am not a gambler but I do know how over-under works. In essence, it’s a wager where the bettor predicts a total points number in a game like football. It’s a popular way to bet if you can’t pick one team over the other.

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Posted by Debbie Summers on December 6, 2016

The “Let’s Make a Deal” Workflow

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One of my favourite TV shows growing up was the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.” On the game show, a contestant is given the choice of three doors. Behind one door is The Big Deal; a car, a boat, a trip, behind another is a good prize; appliances, furniture; electronics, the third…that’s the Zonk, something of little or no value, like a goat.

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Posted by Crystal O'Hara on November 29, 2016

Here Come the Millennials

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According to millenialmarketing.com,  millennials are 2.5 times more likely to be an early adopter of technology than other generations. Being a millennial myself, allow me to speak on our behalf when I say, “that’s how we’ve always done things” is a business acumen we do not subscribe to. And here’s why.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on October 5, 2016

What I’ve Learned: Cari Gustavsen, 2010 Policy Works Ninja

Cari Gustavsen is the Branch Manager at Western Financial Group (South) in Medicine Hat, Alberta. We asked her to share her thoughts about the critical role management plays in the successful adoption of new software technology.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on September 19, 2016

What I've Learned: Janice Castell, 2013 Policy Works Ninja

Janice Castell is a Commercial Account Manager at Orr Insurance Brokers Inc. in Stratford, Ontario. We asked her to share her thoughts about our software and what advice she has for brokers not using Policy Works to its full potential.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on September 6, 2016

What I've Learned: Ashley Breen, 2014 Policy Works Ninja

Ashley Breen is a Commercial Customer Care Specialist at Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance in Kentville, Nova Scotia. We asked her to share her thoughts about being a Policy Works user and the journey to becoming the winner of the 2014 Policy Works Ninja Award.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on September 1, 2016

3 reasons to start loving data entry (or at least not hate it)

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We admit it – there are few brokers who really love to enter data into a system. Especially a new system. But what we’ve learned over the years is that the real root of anxiety over “having to enter data into a system” stems from the fear of having to re-enter the same data over and over. As Frankenstein might say, “Data entry, good. Re-entering same data, bad.”

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Posted by Steve Pieroway on August 16, 2016

Fenn & Fenn Insurance and Policy Works: Month 1

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Fenn & Fenn Insurance Practice recently completed month 1 with Policy Works. Wendy May, Operations Manager at Fenn & Fenn, is responsible for the overall operations at Fenn & Fenn and ensuring the right workflows and processes are in place to help the commercial team do their best. In this post, the 2nd of 12 blog posts in a year-long series, Wendy talks about the experience to-date of implementing Policy Works.

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