Newman Group Search Launches Interim Workforce Division  

October 3, 2022 – Sanford Rose Associates – Newman Group Search has launched a new interim workforce division and named Brigid Sciaccotta as its practice leader. “The newly created interim workforce department and leadership role are the firm’s response to escalating demand for interim talent in the insurance arena,” said Peg Newman, partner. She cites economic forces such as the pandemic, “The Great Resignation,” and the “Retirement Cliff” as drivers for the current need for short-term and “special project” employees at commercial insurance and employee benefits organizations.

Ms. Sciaccotta, a member of the National Insurance Recruiters Association (NIRA), brings to the role 17 years of collective experience in the insurance and accounting and finance sectors, facilitating both direct hire and interim workforce staffing to provide immediate short-term and long-term staffing solutions. Most recently, Ms. Sciaccotta was a business development manager for Ascendo Resources. She also gained experience with Lucas Group, Connect Search, and Insurance Overload Staffing.

“Brigid’s extensive Insurance background gives her the knowledge and insight necessary to provide the expert-level hiring support insurance leaders require to remain focused on their teams’ objectives,” said Ms. Newman. “Her reputation of being an advocate for each of her candidates and clients is exactly what Newman Group Search was looking for in a leader of our new interim workforce division. We are excited to take this next step with Brigid in our continuous pursuit of simplifying the search for talent.”

Filling temporary or project staffing gaps allows insurance firms to preview employees’ skill-sets risk-free before hiring long-term, according to the firm. “The interim workforce team will offer nationwide staffing solutions including end-of-year support, open enrollment support, and retiring or on-leave employee coverage.”

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The Newman Group is the national commercial risk & insurance search division for Sanford Rose Associates. Sanford Rose Associates has more than 150 offices worldwide and has been recognized for more than a decade as one of North America’s Top 10 Search Firms by Hunt Scanlon Media. The Newman Group is works with leaders in the insurance industry to help them build senior leadership teams.

Ms. Newman is the founder of Sanford Rose Associates – Newman Group. She has been recruiting for a wide variety of leading companies for business operations, industry-specific positions, and key leadership roles in insurance, banking, commercial lending, finance & accounting, manufacturing, pharmaceutical & med device, construction & engineering, oil and gas, supply chain, etc.

Related: Why Savvy Organizations See Interim Leaders as More Than Placeholders

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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