As Q1 2020 is winding down we are still in the midst of “conference season.”
Jamie Hawkins and Josh Hoover traveled to Phoenix, AZ for the Assurex Global Employee Benefits Meeting last week to network with broker partners. The event kicked off with a golf tournament and Josh’s team placed second overall – but we all know it was despite him, not because of! This year’s conference theme was “Grow Your Business and Anticipate Market Changes” and all the breakout sessions were centered around this strategy. The agenda was packed with valuable sessions and opportunities to learn more about leveraging the resources that Assurex Global has to offer. It is always invaluable to have face-to-face time with the Assurex agencies and partners to better understand how they are growing and anticipating market trends.
Jamie and Josh presented an overview of the HR Tech and HCM trends in the market and included several significant vendor updates. One of those key updates and discussion points was around the impact of the merger between Kronos and Ultimate Software. Several of the agencies have clients on either platform so it was helpful to talk through their strategy in supporting those clients.
The BTR team also touched on an agency’s continued need to innovate their value proposition in order to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing HR environment. HR Tech is not an emerging trend, but one that has already emerged; if you are not on board you will be left behind.
Beyond the presentation, Jamie and Josh were able to catch up with friends from Henderson Brothers, Lipscomb & Pitts, Oswald, Horton Group, Bolton & Company, Cobbs Allen and Cottingham & Butler.