On the other hand, research from Cornell University finds that remote workers are at greater risk for feeling personally and professionally isolated than their in-office colleagues. Social isolation has been associated with significant increases in both mortality risk and risk for a heart attack or stroke. More research had tied social isolation to depression and problems sleeping.
Nice article from Time online. Read it here.
I’ve been working from home since 2006. I totally get the social isolation aspect.
Fortunately the social isolation negatives are mitigated by my commute.
It takes me less than a minute after leaving the office to grab a beer from the fridge.
I figured this stuff out back in 2001 when I took a position in Oklahoma City.
Nice to see the young folks are figuring it out too.
Great article. Read it here.
“Managers know who is a high performer and who is not—it’s not a secret. If you have people that you’re afraid if they’re working out of your sight, then they aren’t getting work done, why are they working for you in the first place? That’s not a ‘work remotely’ problem. That’s a management problem.”
Source: How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere
In both a 2014 white paper by IBM’s Smarter Workplace Institute and in a conference panel the company hosted just weeks ago, its own experts suggested that remote workers tend to be happier, less stressed, more productive, more engaged with their jobs and teams, and believe that their companies are more innovative as a result of flexible work arrangements.
Source: IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal
Memo to IBM:
Source: Oklahoma regulators take action on Edmond earthquakes | News OK
Oklahoma had 881 earthquakes greater than 3.0-magnitude in 2015, according to the OGS. That was up 50 percent from the 585 recorded in that category in 2014.
I decided to post a link on my earthquake problem to let my family and friends know that I wasn’t joking about earthquakes in OK.
There seem to be more life underwriting positions opening up around the industry. But as I suspected, there are some disturbing trends entering our business and profession. The ad below is pulled from Indeed.com. The bold highlights are mine. These positions are part-time positions. Compensation is fee based.
To say this disturbs me would be an understatement.
Remote Life Insurance Underwriters job – Ketterling Group –Charlotte, NC | Indeed.com.
- Position is eligible for remote work.
Our client is the market leader in medical information services that help our clients make informed decisions and improve the lives of those they serve.
About the opportunity: Our client’s Underwriting Department is seeking experienced Life and LTC Underwriters to do medical summarizations, as well as provide full underwriting, quick quotes and support other lines of underwriting business. This is a part-time (fee based) 30 – 35 hour a week position Monday – Friday. Plus, weekends and overtime as business needs demand. There is opportunity for growth into salaried positions.
Proven track record of critical thinking capabilities
Commitment to excellence while maintaining required productivity levels
Ability to think ‘outside the box’ and determine areas of process improvements
Focused on continued education and professional growth
Team player and detail oriented
5+ years of life underwriting in a home office environment
Proven ability to work in a virtual office setting
Must be able to work independently and efficiently
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office products
Well versed in internet applications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer skills, including the ability to work with multiple systems
Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent professional work experience
Completion of insurance related coursework and/or accreditations
CareerBuilder – 1 day ago
I have shameless copied this job posting from Indeed.com because my website gets a lot of visitors looking for work. If you’re looking for work I wish you much success in finding what you are looking for. I have personally been home office based for nearly 8 years. Not a bad way to make a living. I miss the corporate politics and meetings but not much else.
Life Insurance Underwriters job – New York, NY | Indeed.com.
|Life Insurance Underwriters, 15 insurance underwriters needed immediately by well-known national insurance company. You may work at home!These are full time positions working Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm from the comfort of your home. You will earn $20 to $35 an hour or more, depending on you experience and abilities.
You will be responsible for:
- Assessing medical and financial risk to protect the mortality results of the organization while also supporting sales.
- Emailing customers and occasionally speaking with them regarding their insurance.
- Underwriting complex formal applications and informal quote applications with the ability to evaluate and take final action in an independent manner within approval authority guidelines.
- Analyzing complex information and interpreting same to reach comprehensive medical and financial assessments based on company guidelines and policy.
- Effectively managing change, defusing conflict and negotiate positive results.
In order to be considered, you must have at least 8+ years of life underwriting experience with demonstrated competence handling large face amount cases. In addition, you need:
- Experience with brokerage distribution marketplace.
- Approval authority minimum of $2,000,000 experience.
- FLMI, FALU and/or CLU designations preferred.
If you have superior technical underwriting skills, are able to manage a large caseload, and seek a position where you may work from the comfort of your home, then please send your resume now, in complete confidentiality to:
$20.00 to $35.00
9am – 5 pm
Interested in this position? For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Resource Services is an equal opportunity employer
CRS Co. – 18 days ago – save job – original job – block
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