Today, it is just as easy to speak with a person on the other side of the world as it is to have a conversation with someone on the other side of the room. Thanks to technology and the internet, the mediums through which a message can be sent are endless. Because of the wide array of options at our … [Read more...] about Phone Call, Email, or Meeting? What’s the Best Method to Send My Message?
Loan processors play an extremely important role in the loan approval process. Handling file prep and organization as well as looking for any red flags requires someone who is skilled and efficient. It is important to hire the right loan processors for your team to limit frustrations and hurdles … [Read more...] about The 6 Essential Soft Skills of Loan Processors
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, society has been shifting towards globalization. For businesses, closing the gaps created by physical distance was always a priority, and emerging technology allowed them to do just that. Digital business tools were gaining traction because of the cost savings and … [Read more...] about The Rise of the Virtual Conference Room
The “work world” is changing and it’s changing fast. With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a rapid shift from working in-office to working from home. As individuals and organizations are adjusting to remote work, they are also changing their perception of the traditional 9-5 … [Read more...] about Has COVID-19 Killed the 9-5 Work Week?
Onboarding is critical when acclimating a new hire to a company. If done well, it can boost productivity, engagement, and retention. Even though all businesses know the impact of a strong training program, according to a Gallop poll, only 12% of employees strongly agree their organization does a … [Read more...] about The Good, the Bad and the Evil of Virtual Onboarding
Mortgage Loan Closers and Funders play a crucial step in the mortgage application process. They are the last set of eyes to review a loan and are responsible for closing and funding residential mortgage loans per company and investor guidelines. It is important to have a strong team of Loan Closer … [Read more...] about Do Your Mortgage Closers and Funders Have These 8 Soft Skills?
I had been working for Bridge for just over three years when my family decided to move to another state. I thought that changing states would mean changing jobs as well, but I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to stay with the company and work remotely. Pivoting to working 100% … [Read more...] about How My Company Helped Me Feel Included When I Started Working From Home
The timer starts the second a loan application is submitted. If you do not have a strong underwriting team working for your organization, your business will miss funding deadlines, and you will lose your best performing LO’s. You may also notice yourself questioning the risk level of your customers … [Read more...] about 7 Soft Skills of Successful Underwriters
No two businesses are the same. Your team, business culture, capabilities and services, and the experience provided to your customers all work together to make your business and its brand unique. To be successful, your business needs a staffing program that fits into the existing synergy of your … [Read more...] about What Is RPO Staffing and Is It Right for My Business?
Recently, a client told me they transitioned much of their team to a remote work environment because they didn’t have the facility space to accommodate their growing team. Our client said the team was adjusting to the new work environment but, as a manager, he was personally challenged with managing … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Engaged
As we adjust to a new “normal,” businesses’ needs and demands will continue to grow. In the business world, the show must go on, and for some businesses, delaying hiring efforts until after the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved is not a viable option. With nearly all of Americans impacted by a shelter … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Effectively Interview During COVID-19
The second a new position opens in your business, the clock starts ticking. When it comes to adding new employees to your team, you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. You need time to thoroughly vet applicants and to feel confident you are making the best decision for your … [Read more...] about Are You Losing Candidates to a Lengthy Hiring Timeline?
As much as we want them all to be great fits, not every candidate who applies to an open position can be offered a job. Even if your business uses a staffing agency to do the heavy lifting, you will always interview more candidates than you have open positions. For some candidates, they look perfect … [Read more...] about 4 Techniques to Deliver Bad News to Candidates
In the US presently, it is estimated that at least 316 million Americans are under some type of shelter in place order, encouraging them to stay home. Additionally, it is estimated that up to 50 million jobs are at risk from the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic, … [Read more...] about Social Distancing in the Workplace: Protecting Your Essential Employees
You’re probably thinking a romantic encounter and a job interview couldn’t have less in common, but dates and interviews have a lot more in common than you may realize. In both situations, you’re meeting someone new and getting to know them to see if what they have to offer is a good fit for you. … [Read more...] about Bad Dates and Bad Interviews: A Match Made In Heaven
“You can feel the divide between temporary and permanent employees.” Unfortunately, that is a sentiment shared by too many professionals. As recruiters for both contingent and temporary opportunities, we work diligently to eradicate statements like this. Temporary does not mean … [Read more...] about Why it Pays to Value your Temporary Staff
With the number of COIVD-19 cases on the rise, many businesses have stepped up to do what they can to mitigate the fallout from the spread of the virus. For many businesses, part of their COVID-19 battle plan includes shifting much of their workforce to remote workspaces. In a very short amount of … [Read more...] about The 7 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Working From Home
As a manager, it is your responsibility to build, lead and develop a successful team that will meet or exceed company growth initiatives. The risk of not being able to deliver on company growth initiatives, having a declining work culture, or having a team that underperforms is detrimental to your … [Read more...] about Between the Lines of the Job Description: Are Your Recruiter and Hiring Manager on the Same Page?