Scot Dickerson

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How Should You Recruit Active and Passive Job Seekers Differently?

What is the difference between an active and a passive job seeker?
Active candidate: actively looking for work. This does not necessarily mean unemployed, but it can.
Passive candidate: employed and not currently seeking out new opportunities.

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How To Get Through Not Knowing A Candidate's Previous Salary History

More and more states are passing legislation making it unlawful for companies to request pay history from a candidate. I am here to tell you that that’s okay! Pay history isn’t really the important variable. 

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Why It Is Important For Your Company To Have a Social Media Policy

We’ve all seen it. Social media photos and rants that affect someone's employment. It is everywhere. I can't tell you how often I run into these stories, and not just the following examples you see on the news:

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How Exceptional Leadership Impacts the Insurance Industry

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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Test Driving Insurance Candidates Before Perm Employment?

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

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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How to Conduct Job Interviews with Remote Employees

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