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!
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
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
When you are looking for a new role, it’s important to have a resume that properly reflects the skills and professional experiences you bring to prospective employers. However, some companies like to get creative with their job titles. If you have held a position where your job title doesn’t clearly … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities
Generation Z: The generation responsible for bringing us an endless supply of Tik Tok dances, influencers, social media challenges, and being champions of long-forgotten fashion trends like mom jeans, flared leggings (yoga pants), and mullets. In many ways, Gen Z culture marks the beginning of a new … [Read more...] about Recruiting Gen Z Job Seekers: 10 Interview Questions to Ask and More
Born between 1981 and 1996, it’s safe to say that the majority of Millennials are pretty proficient in #adulting and have some amount of work experience behind them. For as much slack as this generation gets over their love of skinny jeans and ‘90s nostalgia, they are a substantial part of the … [Read more...] about The True Influencers of Today’s Employment Market: Millennials
When we compare 2019 to where we are today, many of us have experienced a drastic change in our work wardrobe, and that’s largely thanks to the shift many businesses made to remote work. With uncertainty surrounding the future of working from home, many employees have lingering questions about the … [Read more...] about Has Business Casual Fallen Out Fashion? Why Your in-Office Dress Code Policy Deserves a Second Look
Employee turnover comes at a very high cost to an organization. A lack of dependable, long-term employees can affect the integrity of institutional knowledge, lower employee morale, and dramatically increase operational costs. If your workforce is suffering from a lack of reliability, the best thing … [Read more...] about You Can Count on These 5 Interview Questions to Find Dependable Professionals
To keep or contract out? For some companies, it is quite literally the million-dollar question. For as long as companies have had employees, there has been a debate over the ownership of recruiting responsibilities and what recruitment structure yields the best results. The traditional school of … [Read more...] about The Great Staffing Debate and why Recruitment Process Outsourcing may have the Answers