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Research and Sourcing

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Senior Loss Adjuster Domestic Insurer Case Study

Background to the role:

A new position where the client required a senior skill set with niche industry knowledge and leadership capabilities to set up an in house loss adjusting team. They utilised our Research team to ensure that they were tapping into the best talent available in the NZ market with:

  • Technical loss adjusting experience
  • Personal lines Fire & General industry knowledge
  • Proven leadership capabilities
Our Research Strategy:

Based on the client brief and the very niche nature of the position, OCG's Research & Sourcing team selected a smaller group of companies. We researched a wider group of people from the 18 companies selected across key geographical locations within mid to large Insurers and Loss Adjusting firms. Utilising a combination of subscribed databases, online communities, internet and traditional research techniques. This resulted in a confirmed list of 156 passive candidates across 18 companies with the specific title and skill set required.

Senior Loss Adjuster Domestic Insurer Case Study

We contacted 20 passive candidates from the list, 7 expressed interest and were referred to the recruitment team for further evaluation. Once interest and suitability was established those that were keen to become active candidates for the position were taken through the full OCG selection process. 3 candidates identified by the Research team were interviewed for this specific role, 2 were shortlisted and met the client and 1 of the research candidates was offered and accepted this position. This project was completed by the Research team over a 3 week period.


The client was pleased with the result, the valuable market feedback they received around salary ranges and feedback on their employment brand. By completing the Research Assignment he knew that all options in the market had been looked at.