Chicago Title Insurance Company has been providing security for real estate transactions for over 150 years and has been protecting Canadians for the last 45 of those years. With a diverse résumé in Canada, they are a trusted underwriter of residential and commercial title insurance for lawyers and notaries across the country.
It was becoming increasingly difficult for Chicago Title Insurance Company Canada to find highly qualified people, “we advertised for a number of roles and kept getting the same standard of applicants. There seemed to be a shortage of talented, trained, professional, business development people in the market,” said John Rider, Senior Vice President, Retail and Commercial Title Insurance. “We weren’t just looking for lawyers but for people who could work well with lawyers in non-practising roles. We tried running searches on our own and it didn’t work. When we realized we were getting nowhere, we decided to turn to The Counsel Network.”
The Counsel Network helped Chicago Title Insurance Company Canada navigate through a large number of applicants during the course of their search process and, in the end, there were three candidates that stood out from the rest. Rider’s comments on working with The Counsel Network’s team, “We always had very positive interactions with The Counsel Network. They kept in regular communication with us to make sure they were going down the right track. We were very satisfied with the timeliness of the process; they sifted through the candidates and narrowed it down to interviewees very quickly.”
“The three final candidates were so good we had a tough time choosing between them. We ended up getting an excellent employee that jumped straight into the role and is doing really well,” said Rider. “They found exactly what we were looking for – someone who was very personable and knew how to talk to lawyers. They did well to find someone like this in a tough market. The Counsel Network achieved all of the goals we had in mind and we are very happy with the results.”