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Why This Brokerage Is Not Looking to Hire Insurance Experts

Submitted by Makenzie on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:21

When Matt Alston hires workers for his property and casualty brokerage, he is not looking for a walking encyclopedia of insurance.

At Surex, personality “always trumps technical skills and accreditations,” said Alston, Surex’s co-founder and chief operating officer. “When people come and apply and they have their [Canadian accredited insurance broker] level 1 and 2 and all of the different certifications, that isn’t what would impress me when I do the interviews.”