Founder Shield Monthly Roundup: July 2018
COO & Co-Founder
COO & Co-Founder
We’re back with our second edition of the monthly round-up where we highlight the best of what’s going on in the world (and our office). Here is (almost) everything you need to know about what happened in July.
We’re happy to announce that our very own Kyle Jeziorski has been promoted to manager of our broking team! If you need quotes, Kyle and our broking team have your back.
We’ve just become a coverholder of Lloyd’s of London, which means we can now underwrite policies in-house. This means upgraded policies and faster turnaround for all of our clients. More to come on that shortly.
Eric was competing in the Lacrosse World Games this past month making some big saves in goal for the Israeli National Team. We’re proud of you Eric!
We run a monthly “Lunch & Learn” program where we order in some tasty local grub while one of the team feeds our minds with knowledge. We have quite a diverse skill set amongst the team so the topics vary from Salesforce tips, blogging, AMA’s to how to conduct interviews. Last month we did something a little different by doing a Q3 goals update from each department.
The premise of this was to make sure everyone is aware of the priorities and targets of each department. As new hires and teams are rapidly on-boarded, they might not understand exactly how the business functions, which I think many high growth companies can relate to.
We feel this level of transparency across teams can only increase our productivity and speed and get ourselves out of our own way.
Early signs point to the Q2 Review format being a success. We tested a new system in which each employee gets a 1-4 star rating based on our 5 principles. Feedback has been positive in that people were better able to understand their manager’s feedback. We’ll continue to tweak, but I think we’re on to something here.
We did a team event progressive dinner that was a blast! 5 groups, 5 different restaurants, 1 meetup bar afterward. Hell of a Wednesday.
Stay cool out there Startupland.
Co-Founder & COO
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