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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.

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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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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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Clumsy Feedback Is a Poorly Wrapped Gift - HBR

Posted April 17, 2014

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In a recent blog post on HBR, organizational psychologist Roger Schwartz  provides exceptional advice on embracing negative  feedback in ways that ultimately  enhance   one’s own performance.

He writes, “When you accept a person’s gift [of feedback] – no matter how poorly wrapped – by responding with curiosity and compassion, you are giving a gift in return. You are creating the trust needed to talk about things that really matter and that will lead to better results....

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How to Make Friends and Connections at Your Next Conference

Posted April 22, 2014


How to Make Friends and Connections at Your Next Conference

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Ever feel awkward when attending a conference with no one else you know?  Take comfort knowing that you are not alone.  Follow the tops below.

To tickle your curiosities, see the excerpts below. To gain optimum value from this wisdom, access the full article.

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By Anna Medaris Miller

But you’d probably rather stand out in a good way at the next conference you attend—and that can...

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