Scot Dickerson

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How Exceptional Leadership Impacts the Insurance Industry

Posted by Scot Dickerson on May 11, 2017 9:10:57 AM

From the numerous conversations I have with insurance executives, there is always one common theme I hear over and over, that being,

Leadership as the top human capital concern.


Given the many factors contributing to an ever changing and uncertain landscape in the insurance industry; including regulatory uncertainty, an increasingly challenging cyber environment, and evolving customer needs, having effective leaders who can provide strategic clarity is crucial.

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Topics: Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

Test Driving Insurance Candidates Before Perm Employment?

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Apr 5, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Test driving a contractor gives your company the chance to gauge a candidate’s true value within your organization.

In order to stay competitive, evaluating your company’s hiring decisions on a regular basis is critical for your organization’s success. Hiring contract employees can be a beneficial alternative to perm hires for many reasons.

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Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

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.

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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:
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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

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