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Focus on the First Five Days: Setting Temporary Workers Up for Success

Posted by Beth Roekle on May 16, 2019 9:38:54 AM

Temporary talent is an important component of a comprehensive human capital plan. Insurance organizations must be nimble and able to quickly calibrate to support workloads, busy seasons, employee leaves and special projects. As the gig economy grows and becomes more commonplace, the ability to effectively leverage short-term employees is imperative.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment

Breaking the Truth: The Cost of Vacancy

Posted by Karen M. Lopez on Apr 4, 2019 7:34:27 AM

As you’ve probably noticed, it is taking longer to fill positions than ever before—that is, if you can fill them at all. Fewer qualified candidates are submitting their resumes and your recruiters have no choice but to tirelessly tap passive industry professionals hoping the opportunity catches their interest. How did we get here? 

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Topics: Labor Market, Retention

Virtual Leadership: How to Manage Remote Claims Staff

Posted by Frank Spatafora on Mar 19, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Today’s claims executives are concerned. Worry about how they will survive without their soon-to-retire skilled claims professionals keeps them up at night. Even worse, departments have fewer candidates on the bench to fill those soon-to-be vacant positions. Even when executives look outside their departments for talent, non-local candidates are less willing to relocate, as many of them consider flexible work arrangements a major benefit to consider in evaluating job opportunities.

In today’s candidate-driven market, requiring physical presence for claims staff certainly complicates recruiting strategies. Work-at-home (WAH) is a popular practice for many industries already, but some insurers are reluctant to promise it to their employees and candidates.

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Topics: Retention, Insurance

8 Popular Insurance Talent Myths Debunked

Posted by Dave Coons on Feb 19, 2019 4:01:15 PM

Odds are you have probably heard my colleagues or me talk in length about the insurance talent crisis. You have likely also heard us discuss the importance of upgrading salaries, culture and more in order to recruit and retain top talent. Were you listening? And more importantly, have you pivoted your strategies as a result?

Follow along as I debunk eight popular insurance talent myths. Then take action to gain an upper hand in securing the best talent.

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Topics: Millennials, Retention, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Salary, Insurance

Reengaging Gen X: The Forgotten Talent

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Jan 25, 2019 12:22:54 PM

For the past several years, insurance industry thought leaders have publicly promoted and emphasized the importance of attracting Millennials and Gen Zers to the insurance industry. Citing the looming talent crisis and young professionals’ lack of interest in insurance careers, the industry collaborated across organizations and gave birth to numerous publicity campaigns.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Generation X