Tired of recruiting process hassels?
Recruiting can be a painful, drawn out process. What HR Executive or Working Manager has time to devote to finding and screening active candidates for weeks at a time to just to unearth a few good fits, that may end up not even completing the process? Chris Meyer works exclusively in Financial Services Recruiting, focusing in placing Life Insurance Underwriters, Actuaries, and Life Insurance Medical Directors. Being such an expert in his niche, Chris has been able to address several of the recruiting process issues his clients in financial services have faced.
Have you ever worked with a recruiting firm that sent you Property and Casualty Underwriters for a Life Underwriting position? Have you received candidates that don’t even match your position, or only received active candidates? My clients come to me when they’re looking for expertise in placing high-urgency positions, and they want an Insurance Recruiting partner, not just a fly-by-night recruiter who will throw resumes your way and then disappear. Here are just a few of the examples of the troubles my clients have had with other recruiting processes.
- Candidate backgrounds do not match- There are tons of candidates coming in….but none of them have done the job
When you have an insurance hiring need, I get you the right fit. I’m dedicated to getting life insurance candidates to you that are fully qualified, match the position requirements, and that I’ve vetted for all the factors that could break a deal (relocation, compensation, and certifications to name a few). The Life Underwriters I send your way represent me, so I take my insurance candidate submissions to you seriously. I won’t send you anyone that’s not a legitimate potential fit for your life underwriting team.
- Tired of Recruiters disappearing- They said they’d help you…. so where did they go?
When you’ve invested the time with me (and believe me, you will invest some time) to go over your hiring process expectations, candidate needs, and your company culture- it’s my obligation to stick with you through the entire hiring process, as well as afterward. We routinely follow up with you through the process, continuing to communicate our activity so you know what’s happening. After a placement we’ll continue to follow up, making sure that everything’s still great with your new hire, as well as being available for any new searches you or your colleagues may need help with. I’m serious about being your financial service recruiting partner for the long haul- I’ve had clients hire a candidate of mine as a contractor, then move that person to a permanent position, and allowed me to help by back-filling the contract position again. We’ve also partnered with financial service organizations to build out teams of 10+ insurance underwriting professionals. I’m with you for the long haul, to be your financial services recruitment partner.
- Go through the process and have it not come together in the end
If you’ve ever gotten to an offer stage with a candidate that then decided to accept another offer instead (or worse accept the position and then not fulfill their commitment) you know the frustration of all the wasted time and effort that went in to the process. Once we get to the part of an insurance search where you’re ready to offer my candidate a position I will have already knocked down the majority of the hurdles to my candidate accepting a role on your financial services team. I will keep you appraised of any other interview processes my candidates are in, I’ll keep the candidate engaged and communicative between interviews so they don’t give up on you, and finally, before an offer ever goes out I talk through the potential for a counteroffer and find out if there is any reason why my candidate wouldn’t accept your financial services position. I make sure that any offer you send to my candidate will be accepted.
By communicating consistently with you, and my candidates throughout the process I ensure a smooth hiring process for you, and make your recruitment process frustrations a thing of the past.
Chris Meyer joined MRI Cedar Rapids in 2013, and has become an invaluable asset to the Underwriting and Actuarial clients of our nationally recognized financial services team. Chris’ previous financial services experience gives him first-hand knowledge of industry trends and allows him to vet top-tier talent for our discerning clientele. His focus is on developing relationships with the most sought-after professionals in the industry, and helping them take the next step in their career. Simply put, Chris genuinely cares and has an unyielding desire to help clients and candidates alike achieve their goals.