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Why Financial Services is a Good Career Fit for Millennials

By Adam Paoli | August 29, 2017

The financial services industry presents an incredible opportunity for Millennials looking for not just a job but a career. The demographics of our industry alone make a compelling case. In a previous blog post, it was noted that the average adviser is over age 50 and approaching retirement within the next ten years. We are going to see many of those practices needing to be transitioned and eventually succeeded, and Millennials like myself are well-positioned to take advantage of that. But there’s more to this than just demographics.

Intern Life at Penn Mutual

By Megan Berardelli | August 21, 2017

As the summer comes to a close, I am reflecting on my experience as a human resources (HR) intern at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. I was one of 25 interns from across the country that spent this summer with Penn Mutual — the biggest class of interns yet!

Reflections on the Death of a Friend, Age 45

By Michael Dunne | July 18, 2017

There are moments in life when we in the life insurance business personally witness the impact that a policy can have on individuals and their families. Unfortunately, there are also times when we see the impact on those who we didn’t reach.

Building a Diverse Agency Culture

By William Stevens | April 26, 2017

Penn Mutual was recently one of six financial services firms that participated in a groundbreaking, industry-wide survey of agency culture. Diversity — of age, gender, ethnic background, and thought — is important to the future of Penn Mutual. The research conducted by FlexPaths presented a unique opportunity for us to explore whether we have been successful at building a culture of diversity at the agency level.

So What’s All the Fuss About Teaming?

By Susan Notaras | March 28, 2017

About two years ago, Penn Mutual decided to pilot an initiative surrounding team selling, starting with just five firms and doubling that in the second year. We saw positive results in productivity and retention, enough to move teaming from a piloted initiative to a contributing strategy.

Creating Successful Careers for Veterans

By Danny Noles | February 15, 2017

For the past few months, our agency has been busy with an idea we call “High Five a Hero” as a way of showing our thanks to those serving in the military. But we’re also going one step beyond just thanking veterans by recruiting them as advisers.

Doubling Penn Mutual’s Field Force, Doubling Down on Diversity

By Jessica Choi | January 24, 2017

Eileen McDonnell wrote recently about Penn Mutual’s ambition to become one of the top ten life insurance companies by 2025, and a large part of that effort depends on growing and diversifying our field force.

Choosing to Lead: Penn Mutual Aims to be Top Ten in Life Insurance Sales by 2025

By Eileen C. McDonnell | January 10, 2017

Penn Mutual has moved from the 38th to the 17th position in new life sales since the “Great Recession”. Now we are laser focused on breaking into the top ten by 2025!

“Volunteer Time” Makes Giving Back a Top Company Priority

By Penn Mutual | December 13, 2016

About a year and a half ago, Penn Mutual implemented a Community Involvement Policy where full-time associates could use up to 8 hours of volunteer time each year. This has completely transformed Penn Mutual’s community outreach. It became a tangible indication that “giving back” was a top priority for the company.

Making the Transition from Military to Civilian Life

By Dennis Wilson | November 8, 2016

I joined the Navy for personal reasons. I had dropped out of college, and I felt lost. My great uncle told me stories about my grandfather and how serving in the Navy had changed his life. My mom was against it, but joining the Navy turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Then it came time for me to leave the military and rejoin civilian life.