Hiring efforts worldwide are running into roadblocks with a shortage of quality candidates and the exodus of employees known as the Great Resignation. The title industry has also fallen victim to its own loss of workers as many seasoned veterans inch closer to retirement and hiring was slowed back in 2008. Historically, hiring in the title industry has relied too heavily on acquiring talent through exposure to the industry via family members or friends who were already working in the real estate world.
In our recent episode of Title Talks, we chatted with two professionals who offered excellent advice in overcoming this hiring hurdle. Lindsay Hall Harrison is a Florida Underwriting Counsel with Stewart Title and a board member of the Florida Land Title Association. She told us about succession planning in the industry and how companies need to rethink their approach to recruiting future title industry professionals.
Our second guest was Jennifer Niccolai, the Director of Human Resources at PropLogix, who carries over a decade of experience attracting talent in high-growth organizations. She offered a holistic view of recruitment and retention for an organization.
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The current economic climate calls for a change to the process to bring in fresh talent. Title companies must focus on finding the right people, matching them to the proper roles, and selling the many career opportunities that appeal to young professionals.