Hiring Correctness: Making better hiring decisions in a candidate-rich talent market

Making better hiring decisions isn’t hard, but it does take time and requires a company to put resources toward good policies that will ultimately prevent hiring managers and other human resources professionals from making costly mistakes.  Those who hire talent have a great deal of control over the direction a company will take. You are…

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What Values HR needs in Post Pandemic 2021

As recruiters, we conduct interviews almost every day. We successfully assess if the personal and professional qualities of a candidate meet the needs of the company or organization we represent. It is up to us to assist company HR leaders in building a corporate body that represents the goals and values of their company’s mission.…

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Effective Communication: 4 Ways to Learn More by Listening

Effective communication is essential to building any professional relationship. During times where we are trying to revitalize our markets and grow our businesses, the sentiment is often expressed that we should communicate more or over-communicate. With social media platforms and other useful marketing technologies, we can easily enhance our capacity for outbound communication. A leader’s…

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Setting Goals for 2020: Simple Truths for Efficient Economic Growth

Our goals for 2020, while consistently staying positive, need to be influenced by an air of practicality and realism. In the insurance space, and literally every other industry, resources are limited. And while our positive outlook has manifested itself a bit more quickly than we expected, stable growth and recovery will still take time. We…

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The Return to Work: Safe and Efficient Company Culture Building

Many around the country, and specifically within the insurance industry, are preparing for a return to work, a reestablished office life and some semblance of how we operated before this pandemic began. I think most of us wish things would go back to what we were all familiar and comfortable with, and operations might, but…

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4 Simple Leadership Strategies to Build on During Economic Recovery

Economic recovery is something we will all have to take an active role in as our focus turns from responding to the economic and sociological effects of COVID-19 to developing and discovering ways to recover from it. Now, while we are by no means totally out of the woods, our economy has already shown incredible…

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Opportunities for Effective Communicators in a Revitalized Economy

As many businesses begin planning a return to work, the landscape of the insurance industry has adjusted, leaving nearly 10 percent more people working remotely. This shift makes internal and external communication skills even more vital and those with soft skills in a strong position to take on leadership roles where they can more efficiently…

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Productive Working from Home

With so many workers moving to a home office to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to lose focus. To help you stay at the top of your game, we’ve compiled some tips for being productive when working at home. Stick with your routines—Obviously, some routines will change. But try to keep…

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Finding the Needle: Recruiting Success During Times of Scarcity

As we sit here watching events unfold across the country and around the world, it is at times hard to believe a lot of this is even happening. March Madness is canceled, the NBA has suspended its season indefinitely and, the strangest one of all, there is a toilet paper shortage. How is this even…

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Keep Being Amazing | The James Allen Companies

Last week, we talked about the insurance industry offering lifetime careers with limitless opportunities to grow and expand ones’ career. I truly believe that is the case and can testify that I have personally helped hundreds of candidates enhance their careers and the lives of their families in this very industry. We recently posed a…

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