Workers’ Comp Insurance Headaches
MAY 12, 2014
In the staffing world, Workers’ Compensation insurance can very quickly become a problem child. Staffing companies have a world of issues when it comes to Workers’ Comp insurance. In general, there are many solutions to the problems that come along with Worker’s Comp insurance. For most industries, “Comp” is something no one really has to think about. No harm, no fuss.
Case Study: American Family Insurance
MAY 16, 2016
Insurance agencies depend on having the right people in place to grow their business. Terry Moore, an American Family Insurance Agent in Brookhaven, GA partnered with CareerPlug to easily identify qualified applicants and design a hiring process that allowed him to make better hires: “I began using CareerPlug a few years back and absolutely love their system.
Insurance: Building a Strong Employment Brand
APRIL 21, 2016
Insurance agencies depend on an outstanding company brand and reputation to win and retain their business. The post Insurance: Building a Strong Employment Brand appeared first on CareerPlug. Insurance Recruiting employment brand hiring insuranceIn the same vein, agencies also need a strong employment brand to win and retain to talent. LinkedIn Profile. Social Media.
Recruiting and Hiring in the Insurance and Asset Management Industry
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Despite the broad array of opportunities available in the insurance and asset management sectors, hiring remains something of a challenge. Perhaps because it lacks the glamour of some other industries, insurance and asset management companies have historically struggled to achieve the same levels of interest as other industries, such as law – particularly from younger generations.
Employer Branding Ebook
For example, Progressive Insurance’s profile on The Muse provides an inside. 1Employer. Branding 101 Everything you ever wanted and needed to know about. creating a strong employer brand for your company. 3Is Employer Branding Really That Important? Um, Yes. What Does Your Brand Say to People? Employer Brand Audit How the Best Employers Do it Right What Next? glass doors. Marriott.” Um, Yes.
Insurance: Attracting Millennials
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Today, the insurance industry is facing a challenge of recruiting millennials to replace retiring baby boomers. It is essential now more than ever for insurance […]. The post Insurance: Attracting Millennials appeared first on CareerPlug. Insurance RecruitingMillennials are Shaping the U.S. By 2020, 46 percent of all U.S. workers will be millennials.
ObamaCare And The Changes In Employee Health Insurance
DECEMBER 27, 2011
Among them, human capital, or the lack of good, qualified workers, worker’s comp and of course continuing changes in (and rising costs of) employee health insurance. As we straddle this last week of 2011, and the new year, let’s look at some small, but steady changes in employee health insurance, and how and where ObamaCare figures in. Here’s a little context to begin. Overall, 15.8
Insurance: Fast Track Recruiting
MAY 4, 2016
million people employed in the trillion-dollar insurance industry in the United States. Do you have experience selling P&C insurance? For example, applicants that are already licensed and have experience selling P&C insurance can automatically be put on the Fast Track. The post Insurance: Fast Track Recruiting appeared first on CareerPlug. There are over 2.5
The Problem with Searching Through Unstructured Data
JANUARY 17, 2017
Data HR Technology & Products Technology & Products Finance Government Technology Search Unstructured Data Insurancethe problem with searching through unstructured data.
Sales Staff Not Using Social Media? They Should Be
JUNE 11, 2016
Employer Employer Branding Social Media insurance social selling XchangingAs the power of social media tightens its grip on the modern workforce, the need for companies to make the right kind of noise becomes more important than ever. View Article. Sales Staff Not Using Social Media? They Should Be. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.
Insurance: Competency Based Recruiting
MARCH 23, 2016
Insurance companies find themselves in a tough position right now: they need to hire fast to keep up with competition, but they also need to hire the right people to avoid the costs associated with turnover and replacing a bad hire. Insurance agents these days need to look at a candidate’s overall core competencies, in addition to formal skills when evaluating a potential hire.
Insurance: Hiring for Cultural Fit
JUNE 2, 2016
Insurance agencies who hire and develop top producers have realized there’s more to evaluating candidates than considering skills and experience. A study published in Organization Science examined hiring practices at insurance firms and found that a bad culture fit completely negated great experience. CareerPlug Helps Insurance Agencies Make Great Hires. What is your culture?
How Conservative Companies Can Use Social for Storytelling
MAY 8, 2016
Even companies which operate in highly-regulated environments, like the insurance industry, can use social to their advantage. Podcast Social Media Red Tape Regulation social social selling Zurich InsuranceSocial media is ingrained into modern, every day life. Conservative organisations needn’t label it a ‘no no’ – they just have to work around red tape.
A peer to peer solution to our employee insurance mess (video)
APRIL 6, 2016
" The workers compensation system has been rife with problems almost since its inception. Employers whopay into it, employees who rely on it, analysts who look at it, and scholars who study it all have a long list of complaints about how it does not work. It is a heavily bureaucratic, adversarial system that shortchanges…
Papa John’s Revises Obamacare Comments
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
” Following Obama’s re-election, several media outlets quoted Schnatter saying he may cut employee hours to avoid paying for employee health insurance under the new health care reform laws. ” Me: “Well, in Hawaii there is a form of the same kind of health insurance and that’s what you do, you find loopholes to get around it. A little background. Got it?
Are Low-Benefit Health Plans A Way For Some Employers To Opt Out?
MAY 22, 2013
The Journal piece notes that many employers and benefits experts have understood the rules to require robust insurance , covering a list of “essential” benefits. Our expectation was that employers would offer high quality insurance.” Our expectation was that employers would offer high quality insurance.” The result?
The Ultimate Guide to Smart Form Automation
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Data HR Technology & Products Technology & Products Finance Government Technology Search Unstructured Data InsuranceThe ultimate guide to smart form automation.
Staffing News of the Day, June 16, 2014
JUNE 16, 2014
Ex-worker at homeless center said she was fired after filing an EEOC complaint [Insurance News Net]. Canada’s Workplace Safety Insurance Board spies on clients & in some cases cuts off benefits [The Star]. Who’s actually to blame when Amazon, Uber, or Google “ magic” results in injury or death ? Gizmodo]. workers [NY Post]. to raise its minimum wage [Market Watch].
7 Effective Strategies for Growing Your Company with Data
MARCH 16, 2017
Data Technology & Products Finance Government Technology Unstructured Data Insurance Big Data Customer Success Customer Service7 Effective strategies for growing your company with data. If knowledge is power, data should have enough power to drive an entire enterprise. It can if it is applied in the right way. Many companies are still trying to get a grip on the practical uses for data. In a survey of managers by PwC , two out of three acknowledged that they are not data-driven and would like to use data more. Generally, they tend to use data to look at past performance.
Hiring Managers: Fasten Your Seat Belts!
JANUARY 30, 2017
Recruiting acquisition candidate experience contingent workforce costs of hiring extended workforce healthcare healthcare insurance hiring hiring manager hiring millennials hiring process international millennial workforce millennials onboarding recruiting talent acquisition workforce workforce reduction2017 is shaping up to be a year unlike any other. The changes that may affect the way you do your job are varied and significant. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you. The post Hiring Managers: Fasten Your Seat Belts! appeared first on Employment Background Check Blog - HireRight.
How Big Data Is Bringing Humanity Back to Customer Service
MARCH 1, 2017
Data Technology & Products Finance Government Technology Unstructured Data Insurance Big Data Customer Success Customer ServiceHow big data is bringing humanity back to customer service. What are the biggest names in customer service? Amazon, Netflix, eBay.… It’s not hard to see why they’re winning. It’s not because they are giving away the store. These companies have learned how to treat their customers the way they want to be treated. Big data is a big part of that. Traditionally, customer service was treated as a necessary expense. Today’s companies are expected to do the same.
Tips for All You Ladies Running Staffing Firms
OCTOBER 19, 2012
When Julie Brown, president of San Diego Insurance Staffing , moved from working in the insurance industry to placing workers there 17 years ago, she used professional associations right from the beginning. Brown started small with her professional networking efforts, as well, with a group for women in insurance. “It 1) Connect with the Pros. says Brown. “It The Result.
Staffing News of the Day, May 14, 2014
MAY 14, 2014
AccessPoint HR and Advance Employment merge companies to form unified staffing firm AccessPoint [Insurance News Net]. LinkedIn tops this list of the “8 worst terms of service ever” [CNN Money]. Virginia imposes harsher penalties for employers without Workers’ Comp [Claims Journal]. The leading cause of death for women who died on the job in 2012? Murder. Think Progress]. MD News].
Staffing News of the Day, August 22, 2013
AUGUST 22, 2013
UPS cuts insurance to 15,000 spouses , blames Obamacare [CNN Money]. New study reveals workers’ comp benefits and costs for employers increased in 2011 [Insurance Journal]. Jobless claims jumped by 13,000 last week , yet remained near a post-recession low [Market Watch]. Four largest healthcare staffing firms hold onto positions from last year [Staffing Industry Analysts].
How To Keep Employees Healthy Without Getting Sued
Glassdoor for Employers
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
For instance Heywood says G&A offers all its employees who work in a satellite office the option to get the flu shot and get reimbursed by the company if it’s not covered by health insurance. The good news, Heywood says most insurance plans offered by companies have some preventive and maintenance plan and often the flu shot is covered. How to encourage best practices .
Small Business Owners Are Snubbing The New Health-Insurance Exchanges
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
" Many small business owners are snubbing the new health-insurance exchanges, operating under the Small Business Health Options Program.
How to Attract the Perfect Employee (Infographic)
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
With job markets the world over becoming more and more competitive, consumer insurance company BGL have created a new infographic to show how businesses can convince the crème de la crème of prospective employees to join them. The post How to Attract the Perfect Employee (Infographic) appeared first on Social Talent. Infographic candidate attraction employee benefits
This would put a dent into insurance staffing
JANUARY 7, 2015
" Driverless cars may cause a depression in the insurance industry. Now wouldn't that be cool.From Bloomberg: "Premiums consumers pay could drop as much as 60 percent in 15 years as self-driving cars hit the roads, says Donald Light, head of the North America property and casualty practice for Celent, a research firm."Now… Now…
Staffing News of the Day, May 21, 2014
MAY 21, 2014
Office/administrative workers are enjoying high levels of job security & confidence and are being trusted with key purchasing decisions [Insurance News Net]. Arizona drywall firm will pay $556K in back wages and $44K in civil penalties after its labor contractor misclassified workers [SIA]. We assume companies offer flexible work if they report that they do. NY Times].
Staffing News of the Day, December 11, 2013
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Congress may pass Family & Medical Insurance Leave Act of 2013 to allow employees to earn money while addressing serious health issues/births [Bennington Banner]. Congress gets job done for once and strikes budget deal to avoid another shutdown in January [ABC News]. Schneider Logistics, which runs warehouses for Walmart, will pay $4.7 PR Newswire]. Nearshore Americas].
Sickening Health Insurance
APRIL 3, 2007
With all the co-pays, no-pays and never-ending exchange of paper, health insurance has become less assuring every year. I cannot say the same thing for the medical insurance system that we have in America. Tom had what he thought was the so-called gold standard of insurance policies which was costing his boss a hefty premium. Alternative? Try bargaining.
Staffing News of the Day, July 26, 2013
JULY 26, 2013
Obesity & workers’ comp: employees are more likely to miss days , have higher medical costs, & become permanently disabled [Business Insurance]. Amazon tripled their workforce in just three years but continues to be slammed for their “hire and fire” culture and cycle of demotivation [Tweak Town, Dunfermline Press, Business Insider]. Congressional Budget Office says 1.6
Staffing News Of The Day, July 13, 2012
JULY 13, 2012
Does Your Company Have Employment Practices Liability Insurance? News Canada CEO CreativityCures CTPartners E-Verify Indian Staffing Federation jobless claims Lakeshore Staffing Liability Insurance OSHA Recruiters Starting Salaries Temporary Help Unemployment rates USPS YahooStarting Salaries Are Swirling Down The Drain [Above the Law]. Jobless Claims Fall to 4-Year Low but Drop May Be Temporary [Newsmax.com]. Lakeshore Reveals Insider Secrets in Upcoming Satirical Video Short [PR.com]. Country Reaction to E-Verify Requirements. WTOC NEWS]. Cornerstone Staffing Blog]. TechTalk].
Staffing News of the Day, September 27, 2013
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
New York to reform unemployment insurance system after borrowing $3.5 billion in USPS workers’ compensation [Insurance Journal]. HP fires contracting firm that employed Navy Yard gunman [NBC News]. Infinity Group penalized $53,800 after Dept. of Justice found they unfairly requested documentation of non-citizens [Staffing Industry Analysts]. billion from the feds [Mondaq].
Staffing News of the Day, May 29, 2014
MAY 29, 2014
From AFLAC to DirecTV, the Employment Network is raking in big clients with its pay-per-performance service [Insurance News Net]. economy shrinks by 1 percent during the first quarter, but economists aren’t freaking out [Reuters]. Google finally releases race and gender ratios… and they’re dismal [NBC News]. Unemployment benefits sank last week to near post-recession low [Market Watch].
The UK Recruitment Landscape of January
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Insurance. Interested in seeing how the recruitment market performed in January this year? Our recruitment market analysis of January 2016 is presented in the infographic below. To recap, we saw a increase in permanent and temporary vacancies on a MoM basis. Check out this overview of the top three sectors with the strongest quarterly growth in permanent and temporary roles.
Staffing News of the Day, May 2, 2014
MAY 2, 2014
Eleven strippers sue club for unfair labor practices, hoping to be elevated to “employee” status [Insurance News Net]. Employers add a higher-than-expected 288,000 workers to payrolls; unemployment rate drops to 6.3% after many drop out of job hunt [NBC News]. Justice Dept. fines eBay $3.75 million for participating in not-recruitment pact with Intuit [New York Times]. Jobless claims in U.S.
Staffing News of the Day, January 28, 2013
JANUARY 28, 2013
Select Staffing confidentially settles litigations with California State Compensation Insurance Fund [Staffing Industry Analysts]. The Pentagon’s 46,000 temp workers may lose their jobs [Bloomberg]. The AGA Group can now provide staffing to federal government [PR Newswire]. The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy , and the Fall of Families Below the Poverty Line [New York Times]. Temp jobs.
Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke
MARCH 22, 2017
Stay clear on union and insurance agreements: If you have insurance, union, or other agreements based upon zero-tolerance and drug testing, be mindful of creating policy that does not support these contracts to the letter. Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke . Ongoing changes in attitudes and laws regarding marijuana are leaving some employers and HR without a feasible drug policy. HR policies have a direct impact on your recruiting, engagement, and retention, and your drug policy is an important one. The cannabis, or 4/20, industry is booming.
Walgreens Kicks 120,000 Employees Off Healthcare, Says Buy Your Own Plans
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
The nation’s largest drugstore chain said today it is moving 120,000 employees to a private health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, similar to those offered to uninsured Americans. Of the 180,000 Walgreen employees eligible for healthcare insurance, 120,000 opted for coverage for themselves and 40,000 family members. healthcare system in general.