As the business landscape rapidly evolves in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, insurers must also adapt their approach to hiring. While most individuals are accustomed to meeting candidates in person, shaking their hands and even conducting interviews over a shared meal, remote interviews are quickly becoming the norm. It’s essential for hiring managers and recruiters to adjust their talent strategies to successfully move forward in this unprecedented time.
The holiday season is a unique time of year from a recruiting standpoint. On one hand, professionals are often on a break from their current jobs and may be evaluating their long-term professional goals. Conversely, potential candidates and internal staff often have conflicting schedules, making it difficult to coordinate interviews and keep momentum going.
As this year’s holiday season kicks off, there are a few things employers should consider in terms of their hiring strategies.
Insurance recruiting can be a delicate balance. On one hand, you’re trying to learn more about your candidate and express interest. On the other, you don’t want to seem as if you are desperate to fill a role, or the position itself is undesirable. As we approach Halloween, it’s time to take a step back and make sure you’re not “spooking” your candidates.