Recruiting for Skills, Not Experience

  • Room: CC 318-320
Wednesday,June 08, 2022:10:30 AM -11:30 AM
/ CEU Credits:1


Brett Carter
Managing Director
The Jacobson Group


The insurance industry remains a candidate-driven market and competition for innovative and future-oriented professionals is increasing. However, many organizations miss out on qualified talent by basing their hiring and promotion criteria on candidates’ past roles and lengthy lists of requirements. By taking an approach that focuses on skills, not experience, insurers are able to be more inclusive in their hiring and reach a broader talent pool of diverse individuals. In this session, attendees will explore actionable steps for expanding their candidate pools, interviewing for skills, and supporting DEI efforts by uncovering potential among individuals both inside and outside the industry.


Exporter Choices

1. Learning Objective 1:
Define transferable skills and soft/interpersonal skills, as well as why they are important.

2. Learning Objective 2:
Recognize how roles may change and how recruiting for skills over experience can help build future-proof teams.

3. Learning Objective 3:
Identify how to recruit for these skills and cultivate them within existing team members.

4. Target Audience:

6. Prerequisites *:
There are no prerequisites for this session; however, it will be most relevant for those who are in a hiring manager or HR capacity.

Please select your session type::
Interactive Presentation and Group Discussions

  • Intermediate

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