Back To All PostsWhat Elephant? During periods of historical level hardships, it can be difficult to focus on the more routine things in our professional lives like closing real estate transactions! Yet it may be all the more necessary to try and concentrate on the basics when we can. It seems that many of us are
Revisiting the Power and Limitations of Positivity at Work
Revisiting the Power and Limitations of Positivity at Work It seems that America and the world, for that matter, are currently in the clutches of a global pandemic. We know that for many, things have been better, and you may understandably have other things on your mind. However, in light of all the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message Dear Anderson|Biro Family and Friends: First, please know that in these challenging times, the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, family, and friends is of the utmost importance to us. Second, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working to ensure that we meet all of
A Future Without Salary History
A Future Without Salary History Now late-February, the annual January hiring kickoff is (hopefully) starting to translate to some promising resume submissions and candidate interview scheduling. Unemployment remains low and the market favors job-seekers, so those of us driving the hiring process already have our work cut out for us to find and attract in-demand talent.
Refashioning the Pink Collar
Refashioning the Pink Collar It’s on so many of our hiring documents now that we hardly think about it: “This employer does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” Equal employment has only been law for fifty-odd years. In that time, women have continued to make strides in a business
The Gift of Holiday Hiring
The Gift of Holiday Hiring The holidays often bring warm thoughts of family, celebrations—and some hard-earned time off. In the land title insurance, settlement, and appraisal industries, we see this season as a time to close the books on a year well-done. Office parties take the place of team meetings; we wrap up both
Real and True Online: Why Authenticity on the Web Can Help Your Business Attract High- Quality Candidates
Real and True Online: Why Authenticity on the Web Can Help Your Business Attract High- Quality Candidates In our increasingly digital lives, private web users are becoming more aware of inauthentic web personae. Scams, bots, deep fakes, and hackers are just some of the risks we open ourselves up to on the web. And
Offering Candidates the Benefits of Less Doubt
Offering Candidates the Benefits of Less Doubt We’ve been there many times with candidates. Great interviews are had. Numbers are discussed. Basic compensation parameters are nearly finalized. Side perks are presented. Everything appears to be in order. Happy client, Happy candidate. Then comes the time to open the inevitable can of worms that may
The Silver Wave Opportunity
The Silver Wave Opportunity Time and change are two variables that can be extremely abstract thoughts. To the best of our knowledge, you cannot stop either one of them. However, time and change are concepts we can all relate to in the Title, Settlement and Appraisal space. Land records are subject to progression just
Press 1 to Learn About AI, Press 2 to Ignore It
Press 1 to Learn About AI, Press 2 to Ignore it The Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. There are websites administering this test online where individuals can chat back and forth
Blockchain for Blockheads
Blockchain for Blockheads Throughout history new technologies have gathered like a storm on the horizon. Individuals and industries looked on with fear and excitement as the next new thing threatened to change everything, some for the better and others for the worse. Along the way, both parties have been right and wrong as
Better Interviewing…Better Results
Better Interviewing… Better Results Most companies today are looking for a hiring edge. The spring competition for top talent in the land title insurance, settlement services and appraisal space is heating up fast and mastering a smooth and efficient interview process today, may help lead to better long term hiring results for your organization.
Spring Forward or Fall Back!
Spring Forward or Fall Back You may be familiar with the old adage, “I’ll do it my way, it’s the way I’ve always done it!” Likely, you are also familiar with the sometimes-negative connotation that approach conjures. For many, when faced with a new or persistent challenge, doing it the “old” way is the
Maslow Helps Us Shine a Flashlight on Your Team's Motivation
Maslow Helps Us Shine a Flashlight on Your Team’s Motivation Happy New Year! Yet again another spin around the sun completed! We humans have long honored this annual celestial journey through space. It’s become a tradition for many to look for a starting line for tackling a New Year’s task or initiative. Frankly, there’s
The Book of Business Sale!
The Book of Business Sale! It’s officially the holiday season in the Settlement Services space. An exciting time of year for all! It’s also a time to evaluate the performance of your team and begin budgeting for 2019. Whether or not your goals this year were achieved, one thing is almost always certain, you
Two More Words: Follow Up! Fall Conference Recruiting Guide - Part Two
Two More Words: Follow Up! Fall Conference Recruiting Guide – Part Two Okay, you’re back from the big conference. The business cards have been slung, the hands of been shook, the babies have been kissed. Now What? You might consider fostering your investment of time and energy by building upon the recruiting groundwork laid.
Two Words: Quality Time. A Quick Fall Conference Season Recruiting Guide – Part One
Two Words: Quality Time. A Quick Fall Conference Season Recruiting Guide – Part One If you described your typical conference experience, we’d be willing to wager that some of your key words might include: fun, food, refreshments, speakers, booths and late nights. These connotations are not groundbreaking, nor is the novel concept of putting
Anderson|Biro, LLC Launches Staffing Division in Ohio
Anderson|Biro, LLC Launches Staffing Division in Ohio Anderson|Biro, LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio based Executive Search firm serving the real estate financial services sector nationally, has added a Staffing division focused in Ohio. The division will service clients that have a need for contract and temporary-to-permanent placements. “We are excited to add this new service
Got Feedback? The title insurance industry is currently running on all cylinders as underwriters, agents and investment groups alike set record quarterly revenue figures in the space. When the industry is rockin’ and rollin’, especially with the national unemployment rate hovering around four percent, it can be difficult to find quality talent to sustain
It's the Busy Season...Are You Well Positioned for Future Personnel Needs?
It’s the Busy Season…Are You Well Positioned for Future Personnel Needs? It’s busy season in the Title World! Even with many areas facing limited housing inventory, people are still out buying and selling homes, and closings are happening at a rapid rate. Consequently, it’s easy to get caught up in your day to day