We Could NEVER Hire That Insurance Position On Contract…..or Could We?

Breaking down stereotypes and old ways of thinking is one of the most important ways you can advance your staffing success. By and large, insurance is a traditional industry where if it’s not broke you don’t fix it.  Challenging convention is a difficult thing to do, but when it comes to contract staffing, I see a lot of companies starting to break that mold.

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Contract vs Permanent Interviews

Thrown For a Loop… I thought I was interviewing for a contact position and they brought up a permanent role. 

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Why Do I Want To Work ‘On Contract’ For An Insurance Company?

How does a contract assignment benefit me? What’s wrong with the job that it can’t be full-time and on-staff? These are the types of questions I field all the time. There’s a lot of confusion in the market from job seekers about terminology used by insurance companies. Contract rises to the top mostly because people aren’t accustomed to seeing underwriting and project management jobs (to name a few) on a contingency basis.  They think, “Isn’t that what IT and cat claims roles do?”   

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Contract Employees Provide Year-End Stability

Every year I take an annual shopping trip with my mom and sister to get what we think is a head start on Christmas shopping. You’d think November 10th was early enough but somehow the shelves can still look bare.  My initial reaction is panic and then I remember, wait, there are still plenty of time and options. 

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'Step by Step' Contract Hiring Process

So many hiring projects start with the premise, "We needed that filled YESTERDAY!"......and it can be hard to keep up or know where to get started. Never fear, working under a timeline (or deadline for that matter) is part of the process, especially so with contract staffing. Curious how we can help? To save you time, I’d like to outline how Capstone Contract works.

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Insurance Agencies Embrace Contract Employees

   And Other Crazy Concepts Like Buying Shampoo on Amazon

 

A January 2018 NPR/Marist poll found 1 in 5 jobs in America are held by contractor. I’d really love to see the stats on whether this is true for the insurance industry.  Carriers have embraced contractors for years in IT, claims and underwriting.  Agencies….not so much.  Why, you ask?  Avoidance is based on fear, lack of understanding and worry it will adversely affect retention (employee and client).

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