Developing Greatness

You seek someone who can help propel your company forward. The candidate must be able to do X, Y and Z, and do all of those tasks brilliantly. So, you list the required skill set on Monster or put the word out through a far-reaching headhunter, and then sort through the barrage of qualified applicants who all possess those precious X, Y and Z skills. Now what?

Seeking Greatness

Like capturing lightning in a bottle, landing a superlative employee for your company is electric with amazing potential; yet, it also poses the quandary of how to best leverage a star asset. Hiring a great employee is only the first step. To make the payoff worth the investment, it’s critical to learn how to strategically manage great employees.

Discerning the Spark

What makes some candidates’ applications stand out more than others isn’t always identifiable. Perhaps it’s an offhand turn of phrase or the casual mention of a hobby that clues you in to how the applicant thinks. Whatever it is, when you notice that shining light, it’s tempting to swoop that person up and deposit that individual into your team, where he’ll be expected to fit in perfectly with everyone else. But you didn’t pick this person out because he/she fit in. You chose this individual because they stood out. That may mean a bit of grinding gears for a time, but it’s worth it if you can build upon that employee’s rare qualities for the betterment of the company overall.

Discovering Potential

The manager, lucky enough to find that up-and-coming superstar, isn’t lucky at all; this manager is observant and attentive. He/she knows that restricting perceptions of capabilities to the narrow fields of a job description will reveal only those limited aspects of ability.

To discover the rare qualities of a great employee, allow a bit of a loose rein. Set the basic boundaries and outline the necessary expectations for the position, but provide enough of a laissez-faire environment so creative thinkers can think and create. Offer challenges outside the specified scope of focus.

When employees are judged solely as members of a specific department, then workers will only be assessed based upon contributions to that particular arena. Woe to the cheetah judged as unsuitable because he couldn’t swim like a fish; woe even more to the manager who missed the opportunity to reassign the cheetah from the swimming project to the racing team.

Allow Greatness to Unfold

No one bats a thousand times every day. Your new employee may fail the first time at bat. Don’t despair: face-palming failures can be mere precursors to stunning successes. Trust that your shining stars will prove you correct in your ability to identify greatness.

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  – William Shakespeare

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Tis the Season…Upcoming Holiday Hours!

Dear Valued Clients,

Thanksgiving – Closed Nov 28th and 29th
Vensure’s offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, so that our staff may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, December 2nd.

Vensure’s Holiday Party – Closing Early Dec 6th
The corporate office will be closing at 12 p.m. MST on December 6th to celebrate the annual employee holiday party; however, we’ve got you covered! Our Hawaii and New Jersey offices are graciously helping out during this time, handling urgent matters in our absence. Management will also be available should an emergency arise.

Additional Upcoming Holiday Hours:
Tuesday, Dec 24th: Closing at 3 p.m. MST
Wednesday, Dec 25th: Closed
Tuesday, Dec 31st: Closing at 3 p.m. MST
Wednesday, January 1st: Closed

For questions or concerns, please contact your Client Relations Manager at 480-993-2650.

Sincerely,
Your Team at Vensure

Farewell to Laura Seifert

Dear Valued Clients,

It’s the season for renewal and change. With that, we are sad to announce Laura Seifert, your Claims Coordinator, has left Vensure to pursue another opportunity. Rest assured, we have you covered!

Moving forward, please feel free to contact Charmaine Morris, Claims Supervisor, or Ashley Johnson, Claims Coordinator. In addition, please note that we are in the process of updating your Vensure Team Contact Card, which is located within HRP Web under DOCUMENTS/VENSURE TEAM CONTACTS.

As always, should you need general claims information, please contact claims@vensure.com, or call 480-993-2650.

Sincerely,
Your Team at Vensure