Hiring Crisis. Talent Shortage. Skills Scarcity. The Great Resignation. Call it what you want, but let’s face it, today’s labor market is tight, fast-moving, and unpredictable. There’s no doubt the pandemic changed the hiring landscape dramatically for candidates and employers. While things may be … [Read more...] about It’s a Post-Pandemic Job Market. Stop Making these 6 Hiring Mistakes!
It’s hard out there in the hiring world. Job seekers are having a hard time finding a job that checks all their boxes. Hiring leaders are having a hard time keeping candidates engaged throughout their pipeline. With so many variables affecting today’s hiring market, it can feel like we’re in the … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Hiring Leaders Can Tweak Their Hiring Process to Meet the Needs of Today’s Job Seekers
The pandemic, changing job seeker needs, economic trends, and general uncertainty about the future makes recruiting in 2021 a challenge. While challenging, it’s not impossible. Sometimes the best leaders get so caught up in chasing the latest trends, they lose sight of the fundamentals of … [Read more...] about Recruiting 101: (Re)Learning the Basics of Effective Recruiting (and Why Everyone Needs to Do It)
By now, the term “talent shortage” has become a battle cry. When those dreaded words drop, people take up (metaphorical) arms, ready to defend their stance until these economic tides have turned. As I scroll through my feed, I see rhetorical bullets whiz past my eyes: “There is no talent shortage. … [Read more...] about Stop Calling it a Talent Shortage. It’s a Talent Reassessment!
In the employment world, staffing agencies and their recruiters get a bad rap. Partially due to media portrayal and resume farms masquerading as staffing firms, real recruiters who can help you hire and find a job faster get cast aside without second thought. For those in the know, they understand … [Read more...] about Why You’re Dead Wrong About Staffing Agency Recruiters: 5 Myths Busted!
If we’ve learned anything living through a pandemic it’s how important adaptability and flexibility are, but being flexible is always easier said than done. Hey, humans are creatures of habit. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the pandemic taught us many lessons the hard way. We’ve learned just how … [Read more...] about Job Flexibility: Are You as Flexible as You Think?
The pandemic has changed many things about the employment world. For many hiring leaders and job seekers, navigating these new waters can be tricky. With so much up in the air, it’s hard to know what the next week holds for your operations, new roles, interviewing, etc. –let alone what those things … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Video Interviewing
Many companies have made or are making changes to their work environment and what returning to the office might look like. While some companies are opting to keep their employees 100% remote, other businesses have and will remain in office as normal. But beyond these two options of work lies a … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Work Model
I’m sure you’ve seen the job descriptions that look like they’re seeking professionals who can do everything and then some. It’s widely known that writing a job description in this way can be intimidating and turn off a lot of job seekers. What’s less known is that it turns off job seekers largely … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: Should I Apply for a Job If I Don’t Meet all the Requirements?
Speaking up in the workplace can be hard. It is natural to feel nervous when expressing your opinion, sharing your ideas, or requesting support from management. It can be intimidating to ask your supervisor for help. You don’t want to send the message that you are in over your head or somehow failed … [Read more...] about Need Help in the Workplace? These 4 Tips Will Help You Start a Conversation With Your Supervisor
In 2020, an alarming number of US employees admitted to feeling stressed or fatigued, with 76% stating that they were experiencing burnout. Regardless of how you define it, burnout is very real. In most cases, the causes of employee burnout are so small, it’s often hard to notice they’re occurring. … [Read more...] about 9 Little Things That Lead to Big Employee Burnout
If you haven’t felt some form of emotional fatigue in the past year, you, my friend, are a unicorn. Feeling run down by the weight of the world is nothing new, but the last few years took those feelings and cranked them up to 11. Burnout is a completely normal feeling that we’ve all experienced. … [Read more...] about Feeling Burned Out? 4 Tips to Help you Recover
As your business changes, there may be times where you will need to find a large volume of talent in a short amount of time. This can be due to a new department creation, opening of an operation center, or even an internal structural change. When high-volume hiring projects occur, it can be tempting … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To Ensure Your High-Volume Hiring Project Is a Success
Let’s be blunt for a second: If your business has an open position, you need to fill it. Waxing poetic about if/why professionals are unmotivated to return to work isn’t going to help you fill your open position. Whether the market is candidate-driven or employee-driven, if you’re not getting any … [Read more...] about Did the Pandemic Change Your Candidate Sourcing and Screening Processes? It Should Have.
In many ways hiring new Underwriters mirrors that of the underwriting process. The process of selecting the best candidate for your open role can also be viewed through the lens of risk mitigation: selecting the wrong candidate opens your business culture, client relationships/brand messaging, and … [Read more...] about The 9 Core Soft Skills of Top-Performing Insurance Underwriters
There are many integral roles within the insurance industry, but none affect a business’ profitability and success quite like the role of a claims adjuster. Adjusters, Investigators, and Estimators are your organization’s gatekeepers; they protect your business from fraudulent claims and ensure that … [Read more...] about Hiring Claims Adjusters? Interview for these 10 Soft Skills
Basic principles of supply and demand tell us that in a candidate-driven market, it is not uncommon for companies to struggle to attract and retain talent; for some organizations, a candidate-driven market can make it feel like the talent pool has dried up entirely. Even when hiring managers and … [Read more...] about Looking to Attract New Talent? You’ll Want to Do This for Your Current Employees
Leaders Who Understand the Difference between These Four Words Can Successfully Foster Complex Change
From managing projects to managing personalities, team leaders are constantly spinning plates. While good leaders may try to stop the plates from falling, great leaders know it’s only a matter of time before a plate (or ten) will fall. They also know having the correct tools to pick up those plates … [Read more...] about Leaders Who Understand the Difference between These Four Words Can Successfully Foster Complex Change