Attract top talent with five job description tips

attract top talent with five description time team members helping each other out

We, recruiters, have seen our fair share of job descriptions, and we know how difficult it is to write one.  There is no better way to waste time than with a horrible job description. The sheer implications of a poorly written job description can have many consequences, such as attracting a bad hire, wasting time…

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How to write a resume that will get you hired

write a resume that will get you hired

You might be wondering why we’re churning out yet another “writing a resume” blog, especially when there are already countless resources and tips at your disposal. While that’s true, writing a resume that will get you hired isn’t easy—trends and ATS technology are constantly changing. Part of a recruiter’s job is screening countless resumes to…

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Managing the talent shortage in 2022: Experience-driven suggestion

Successfully managing the talent shortage in 2022: Experience-driven suggestion

No business wants to experience a talent shortage. Our most vital resource is people—the intellectual property they offer, the culture they help us build and the productive industries and communities they push forward into the future.  As we look into that future, I feel it pertinent to first look inward to make sure our current…

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Questions to ask during an interview: The things you should know

Questions to ask during an interview: The things you should know

The very first blog The James Allen Companies posted on August 24, 2015, was about the questions to ask during an interview. Today, we are revisiting the topic, to expand that list of inquiries toward a line of questioning that emphasizes conscientiousness and professional development. Questions to ask during an interview … continued What will…

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Encouraging engagement: Building a better workplace

Encouraging engagement: Creating attractive places for brave people to work

Failing to encourage employee engagement might be the single most unfortunate misstep any business owner can take.   Not hiring free-thinking, brave and self-driven professionals would be a close second. Have you ever worked for a company, agency or firm where engagement seemed to be frowned upon, where leadership and management were practically feared? Was it…

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The characters to look for when assembling a dynamic insurance team

The characters to look for when assembling a dynamic insurance team

What makes a great insurance team? What kind of people do you need to remain competitive and advance your goals in the insurance space? Considering the “Great Resignation” or the “Big Shift” being discussed at great length in the hiring community, the number of professionals getting ready to change companies and careers may present a…

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The physical office. The virtual office. The hybrid workplace reality.

The physical office. The virtual office. The hybrid workplace reality.

The hybrid workplace. How do we approach it? What can we expect to change and what do we expect will stay the same? I want to take a step back. I want us all to take a hard look at the hiring challenges that are inherent in any business and how those obstacles have grown,…

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A candidate-driven hiring market: Investing in a promising tomorrow today

A candidate-driven hiring market: Investing in a promising tomorrow today

You’re in a candidate-driven hiring market. Now is the time to make a significant investment in your future that could and will return massive dividends to your career and to your life. This blog is a simple message to highly talented and specialized professionals in the insurance space. Your skills are in high demand and,…

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4 Insurtech trends and concepts to be mindful of in 2021

4 Insurtech trends to be mindful of in 2021

Insurtech is an established but fast growing portion of the insurance industry—its prominence and advancements driven by a demand for customization, convenience and simplification of process.   Insurtech technology offers consumers unprecedented control over their immediate and long-term insurance needs, while stand alone insurtech companies disrupt traditional, and at times frustrating, norms associated with buying insurance. …

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Retaining Insurance Industry Professionals: How to find and keep them.

Retaining Insurance Industry Professionals: How to find and keep them.

Retaining insurance industry professionals can be challenging and calls for a significant dedication of time and resources. It requires employers to figure out what their best practices are—what works best within their company culture and what actions will ultimately lead to stronger teams. It really comes down to making decisions that will benefit your company…

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