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In Like a Lion, but Really a Lamb

Back To All PostsIn Like a Lion, but Really a Lamb?Slowly, but surely here in the North, the great white expanses of snow are starting to recede until all that remain are large piles of snow around parking lots and driveways. Those ominous piles last for weeks and stand defiantly as grim reminders of the

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Cupid's Cubicle

Back To All PostsCupid’s CubicleWith the evolving prospects of current and potential future lockdowns, Settlement Services industry office culture may at times seem a little different. Special events such as birthdays, or holiday get-togethers, and every casual Friday in between remind us that an office is so much more than just a professional space. Particularly

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Up on the Zoom Call, click click click!

Back To All PostsUp on the Zoom Call, click click click!With bated breath we all watch as 2020, with all its…complicated dynamics…fades into history. We see left in this most memorable year’s wake, much change and adaptation to the classic American way. Things like, leaving the house, or interacting with people, and in some circles

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Press Release: Search firm Anderson|Biro adds to growing team

Back To All Posts Press Release: Search firm Anderson|Biro adds to growing team CLEVELAND – Dec. 1, 2020 – The trusted executive recruiting firm Anderson|Biro, LLC has added two new associates to its research team. This growth ensures the company can continue to support its nationwide base of clients in securing the best candidates for

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Starve a Cold, FED a Virus?

Back To All PostsStarve a Cold, FED a Virus? The recent Federal Reserve announcement stating that rates would stay near zero for the foreseeable future likely did not catch anyone “in the know,” off guard. It was pretty well expected.  Having it announced loud and clear to the entire world does, however, allow for markets

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Out of Site, are you out of your MIND?

Back To All PostsOut of Site, Are You Out of Your MIND?   The challenges thus far in 2020 have provided many companies coast-to-coast and in most every industry with a crash course in the intricacies of building and maintaining a remote workforce. This is certainly no different in the ever-essential Land Title Insurance and

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What Elephant?

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

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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

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message March 16, 2020 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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