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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Turnover Rate | The James Allen Companies

Let’s be real. The insurance industry isn’t immune to turnover concerns. Rates vary industry-wide, but it’s important to address your company’s turnover rate head-on. At The James Allen Companies, we want to help you take a proactive approach, and that includes recognizing troubling signs and looking for fixes. Looming concerns The job market is tightening…

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ghosting

All right, candidates, listen up.  Lately, we at The James Allen Companies have noticed a troubling trend that is quickly becoming more and more rampant: ghosting.  The reason we bring this up today is simple: ghosting has crept into the professional world. More than ever, we’re seeing candidates dropping out of the interview process without…

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what does a recruiter do

Growing the right team is a crucial part of running a successful insurance organization. When it comes to hiring the right people, there are a lot of options—posting a job online and sorting through a flood of unqualified resumes, internal promotion, employee referral, or working with a recruiter. When it comes to choosing the right…

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proactive risk management insurance

The insurance industry is traditionally a reactive industry viewed as a necessary evil to most consumers. Consumers hope they never have to talk to their insurance company because it means they’re having a really bad day. In fact, 10 percent of consumers have never interacted with their insurance company because the only touchpoints insurers create…

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counteroffers

Searching for a new career can feel like participating in the Gold Rush. You’re out in the wilderness with hundreds of other prospectors with the same objective. It can take weeks or months of hard work to find what you’re looking for. Then you find it—the vein of precious, glittering, yellowish rock. Your dreams have…

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insurance talent shortage

We are in the midst of an insurance talent shortage. In 2017, we gave you a glimpse of what was to come: high turnover due to an aging workforce and a lack of interest from younger generations. Over the last two years, we’ve been watching the situation play out and creating strategies to make sure…

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burn-out in the insurance industry

As the economy continues to churn, and despite experiencing five of the 15 costliest global catastrophes in the past two years, the outlook for the Property and Casualty Insurance industry has remained positive. With this favorable outlook, many insurance professionals are finding themselves with multiple career advancement opportunities. This candidate-driven market, combined with the newest…

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