Attract and Retain a Talented Workforce
Earlier this year, the jobless rate in the United States dropped to 3.9%, which was the lowest level since 1969. Despite having the tightest labor market in nearly 50 years, many employers are still understaffed and having challenges finding the workforce they need to sustain and grow their business.
In this Employee Benefits 101 video, Bob Gearhart Jr. of DCW Group, says there is a general framework that can set you up for success in talent and acquisition.
Gearhart Jr. is sharing his nationally recognized expertise with The Business Journal’s digital and social media audiences through this video series, “Employee Benefits 101.”
Gearhart Jr. is one of the co-authors of Breaking Through the Status Quo, a book discussing health-care and employee benefits. The book recently reached No. 22 among all nonfiction books on Amazon’s Kindle Store, as well as No. 1 on the Insurance, Business, and Health categories.
As the third generation at DCW Group in Boardman, Gearhart Jr. says his role is to merge two generations of industry experience that spans over 60 years with new ideas and innovative technology to help the firm’s customers become “lean, mean, job creating machines. The best part of my job is learning about our clients businesses and meeting their employees.”
When Bob Gearhart Jr. was 10 years old, his first job was with the family company, DCW Group in Boardman, keying census data into Microsoft Excel from paper forms in his grandparents’ living room.
In 2007, he was a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in sports management when his grandfather passed away and he obtained his insurance license. “Although I had my insurance license, it wasn’t until 2010, after graduating from Bowling Green and spending two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters, that I decided to return to our company,” he says.
DCW Group is a third generation employee benefits and business consulting firm in Boardman, 4800 Market St. D, that describes itself as “committed to the continued disruption of an industry that rewards mediocrity and lacks transparency.”
The DCW team is passionate about working with companies and their employees to provide a steady hand in a turbulent world as health care undergoes continued reform. DCW wants to debunk the belief that all health insurance brokers are lazy and lining their pockets, by putting their best foot forward every day and investing in technology solutions to pass on to the companies they work with.
The firm offers traditional and non-traditional insurance, working with dozens of insurance carriers to make sure their clients save money as a company and their employees have solid benefits they can easily manage with DCW’s Employee Management System.
Have employee benefits questions? Email Bob Gearhart Jr. at [email protected].
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