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Retaining Top Talent: Engagement Strategies in a Competitive Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Apr 25, 2017 10:25:31 AM

What factors are critical for business success? Financial acumen? Business savvy? Public awareness? While these all provide useful contributions to an organization’s staying power, their impact is eclipsed by one thing—human capital. Employees are the most vital aspect of an organization and its future success.

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Topics: Retention

RPO Myths Debunked

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Apr 19, 2017 11:13:48 AM

The true underdog of recruiting is recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)—a powerful tool that is under-utilized and overlooked despite the industry-wide talent crisis. Some organizations ignore RPO’s robust benefits due to a fear of the unknown or a perceived loss of control. Others are unnecessarily anxious that an RPO partner could fail to fully understand their needs or would be more expensive than keeping recruiting in-house.

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Topics: Recruitment

6 Things Your Candidates May Be Thinking, But Won’t Tell You

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Mar 16, 2017 8:36:47 AM

The hiring process is a two-way interaction. Knowing and understanding how to best anticipate your candidates’ not-always-transparent thoughts can help give your organization the upper hand when securing the best talent. In order to create long-standing, genuine relationships with candidates, it is extremely important to put yourself in their shoes. Take a look at your hiring process through your candidates’ eyes. This will allow you to better address their concerns before they are brought up.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment

Continued Staffing Growth Accelerates the Search for New Talent Solutions

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Mar 7, 2017 11:30:06 AM

The results from our latest Semi-Annual Insurance Industry Labor Market Study are in! Since the first survey in 2009, this study has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook. Read on to gain insight into the projected talent market for this year or download the full results.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Regulatory Update: Does your talent provider have your back?

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Feb 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We stand amidst a contract-focused business reality. In today’s marketplace, it is vital that organizations are aware of contract standards when engaging with a staffing firm. Nearly four years ago, we delved into the importance of contract compliance. As we mentioned in that previous post, a contract without a strong process to ensure the clauses are clearly understood, tracked, implemented and audited, as they say, isn’t worth the paper it is printed on.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Compliance, Life and Disability, Healthcare