Scot Dickerson

Recent Posts

What Should Be In An Insurance Company's Employee Cell Phone Policy?

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Jan 30, 2017 7:50:08 AM


Cell phones have changed the way we live. Within the insurance community it is commonplace for certain employees, such as those within sales roles for example, to have cell phones for work purposes, while others permit their employees to use their own for work. Regardless, when it comes to using a cell phone there often is little separation between personal and work purposes.

Read More

Topics: Human Resources

How to Conduct Job Interviews with Remote Employees

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Jan 16, 2017 9:35:28 AM

While employers should always look for well-qualified employees to fill both in-office and remote positions, hiring someone who will work outside the office full time requires a slightly different approach. Even if the job interview is conducted via video conference it's still going to be a different experience from a traditional face-to-face job interview.

With the lack of in-person meetings, hiring managers can't rely on body language, facial expressions and other nonverbal cues to help them determine the best candidate. If you're planning to hire a remote employee, here are a FIVE STEPS to take throughout the virtual job interview process that will help you evaluate candidates:
Read More

Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy, Job Search Tips

You Have Done A Lot This Year - More Than You Realize

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Dec 27, 2016 10:01:00 AM

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”
Helen Keller

Read More

Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions, Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy, Job Search Tips

It's Better to Give Than Receive - Holiday Networking

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Dec 16, 2016 12:48:20 PM

As the holidays approach, most kids' thoughts turn to gifts. Visions of beautifully wrapped packages stacked high fill the dreams of many children. What will be in those packages? Will you get everything you put on your wish list? Receiving gifts is something everyone enjoys. But did you know that many people enjoy giving gifts even more than receiving them? It's true. You may have heard people say from time to time, “It's better to give than to receive."

Read More

Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy, Job Search Tips

The Key Component to a Successful Job Interview

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Dec 9, 2016 3:31:01 PM

For years I’ve counseled candidates who are preparing themselves for a face to face job interview.  There are several important topics for discussion and consideration. 

Read More

Topics: Human Resources, Job Search Tips