Posts Categorized: For Real Estate Industry Employers

Vacant Title Job in a Tight Labor Market? Cue A Team Relationships!

A real estate talent market as tight as we’re seeing right now is tough on our clients and challenging for us, as well. That said, a recent experience reminded us of the value of our deep and longstanding relationships in the title, escrow and mortgage industries in the LA metro and Orange County.    Our… Read More »

When’s the last time you googled yourself – as a job-seeker or an employer looking to hire?

    Seriously, how long has it been since you checked out your own – or your company’s –  online footprint?           As a job-seeker, you want to be sure recruiters and prospective employers don’t run into photos, rants, re-posts, tweets or any online content that brings questions, raised eyebrows or… Read More »

An Escrow Officer Hunts for a New Position: An A Team Success Story

Today’s A Team Success Story is the story of Carmen. Carmen was an experienced escrow industry professional who had worked three years as Escrow Manager and Escrow Officer responsible for the desk. Her skills were sharp and she’d been careful to keep them up to date by getting training on new regulations and new requirements.… Read More »

Real Estate Industry Employers: What Can We Expect in Employment Law Changes?

Lexology has a thorough review of what employment law changes could potentially come with the new administration in Washington, and what is likely not to change. The author’s bottom line seems to be what instinct has been telling us – we’ll have to wait and see. Still,  we thought the article might help you think… Read More »

Escrow Officer on Emergency Leave! An A Team Success Story

The real estate office manager called in a panic.   The office’s escrow officer had left suddenly on an emergency leave of absence. In a 2-person escrow office this was definitely going to create a backlog of work and delayed closings.  The real estate agents were up in arms, demanding to know how their escrows… Read More »

Real Estate Employers: Is A Slow Hiring Process Costing You The Best Candidates?

You know when that thing you’ve been telling your clients for years turns out to be not just your advice, but a widely shared experience, now backed up by data?   That happened to us today. For years, we’ve been warning clients to move quickly when hiring. A newly released survey has backed up our… Read More »

Do Skills Trump Character?

  Have you ever hired a candidate who is perfect on paper, with years of industry experience and the idea “skills list”, and later found yourself firing that “perfect candidate” for factors that have nothing to do with skills, but everything to do with character, behavior, teamwork, and well, in a word, culture?  Peter Drucker… Read More »

Escrow and Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts

A panel of three attorneys gave a terrific presentation about social media at the California Escrow Association (CEA)  annual education meeting in October. Here at A Team, we were proud to see an A Team alum, Jennifer Felton, Esquire, of RELAW, APC on the panel. Jennifer worked for A Team on assignment at industry client sites… Read More »