"Delegating" is entrusting another person with a task or responsibility. Parents delegate the education of their children to school administrators and teachers, auto owners delegate the repair of their cars to their auto technicians, and restaurant patrons delegate the preparing of their meals to the chefs. The delegator must clearly communicate what needs to be accomplished, what resources are used to do the job, and by when it must be completed.
As with any interview, care taken in planning the interview will often affect your success in several ways—the panel's and/or your interviewer competence and interest, the quality of the information obtained, and the candidate's perceptions of the interviewers and your organization. Keep in mind, candidates will also be making observations, forming impressions, and making important choices.
If a job candidate looks good on paper and looks good in the interview, one would naturally assume this candidate would be a good fit for the job. While it sounds logical, it doesn't always work out that way.
This Risk and Insurance History column looks at the birth of the U.S. insurance agency system and how changes in technology, benefits, business practices, and regulation led to agent/broker professionalism.
Many claims executives bemoan that their new hires can't write, but when it comes to scheduling writing training, other priorities prevail. Gary Blake enumerates why it this training should be a priority.
In the first article in a new topic Insurance Industry Market Practices, Peter Polstein describes the elements that are included in a full underwriting submission, using a recent casualty renewal as an example
The insurance industry can accurately trace its formation to the Great Fire of London on September 2, 1666. Learn the history behind the event - why the setting was ripe for disaster, the demolition of most of the city, and the foretelling of what emerged from the ashes.
Jim Robertson discusses developments in blanket liability, other concepts that led to the creation of the first umbrella coverage forms, and the development of the American market for umbrellas after 1957.
Jim Robertson examines the origins of liability insurance, early policy limits, the first excess liability market, excess of loss reinsurance, direct U.S. placements at Lloyd's, excess coverage developments, and the emergence of self-insurance.