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"The Talent Paradox" - Deloitte's Top 10 Challanges For P&C

Posted June 13, 2013

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It should come as no surprise that “Deloitte’s 2013 P&C Insurance Outlook” cites staffing as one of the industry's top 10 challenges.

Forward thinkers may be eager to learn that Jacobs Executive Advisors has mastery, experience, and a record of success in executing the recommendations made by Deloitte. We welcome inquiries about the results we've provided to others and about solutions we can deliver for you and your colleagues.

To tickle your interest in Deloitte’...

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Hiring Tips From Big Data Devotee, Google

Posted June 24, 2013

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New York Times columnist Adam Bryant recently interviewed Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, and discovered some of Google’s wisdom about hiring.  Key takeaways reported by Adam were as follows:

Very few people are good at hiring, even at Google. GPA and test score have no correlation to job performance. Behavioral interviewing works best. In choosing leaders look for consistency, fairness, human judgment, intellectual curiosity, inspiration, and creat...

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Donít Do

Posted January 8, 2014

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Amy Morin, a college professor, published author, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker shares a list of thirteen things mentally strong people DON’T allow themselves to do.  Have you mastered the art and discipline of being strong mentally?

To tickle your curiosities glean the excerpted listing below.  Better still, access Amy’s recent blog post to obtain a full appreciation of this important topic and other great lessons too. This article is  a “must read”. http://www.amymorinlcsw...

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50 Most Common Interview Questions

Posted January 22, 2014

50 Most Common Interview Questions

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Are you well prepared to either conduct or be the recipient of an interview?  Glassdoor.com recently published what it concluded were the 50 most common job interview questions.  Which of these would you ask if you were an interviewer?  Which of these are you prepared to answer if you were the interviewee?

Access the list here: http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/common-interview-questions/

 

 

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Shaking Off a Shy Reputation To Get Ahead

Posted January 30, 2014

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In a recent WSJ article, writer Sue Shellenbarger shares lessons for introverts eager to be recognized for their strengths, abilities, and contributions.

To incent your curiosity, see the excerpts below.  Better still, read the full article to gain maximum benefit:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049704579320683598535824?mod=dist_smartbrief

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Wall Street Journal - Sue Shellenbarger

- Ask 20 colleagues and frie...

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Posted April 1, 2014

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New York Times Op Ed writer David Brooks recently wrote about the “Employer’s Creed”.  The piece resonated deeply with me.  See if you agree.  To tickle your curiosities see the excerpts below.  To capture the wisdom and power of David’s thoughts, access the full article.


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If you follow these principles in your hiring practices, you’ll be sending a signal about what sort of person gets ahead. You may correct some of the perversities at the upper reaches ...

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Board Directors Should Demand Separate Indemnification Agreements

Posted May 28, 2015

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Today Board Directors for even the best of organizations would be wise to recognize the significant reputational risk, financial liability, and the psychological stress that could confront them at some time in the future. As an antidote, separate director indemnification agreements can provide the peace-of-mind that comes with maximum protection legally possible.

In a compelling article published in the National Law Review this month, authors Heidi A. Lawson and David Barres of the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Gl...

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