The James Allen Companies expands safety recruiting services

The James Allen Companies Inc., a top recruiting firm for the insurance industry, is expanding its safety hiring services to organizations beyond the insurance industry. The firm has provided safety and loss control talent to insurance organizations for years; now, those services are also available to employers and professionals outside of the insurance industry for…

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Why Remote Work Works: Find Talent From Sea to Shining Sea

Remote work is a concept many insurance entities should embrace if they are having difficulty filling essential roles, but there has been some pushback. Why?

Remote work is a concept many insurance entities should embrace if they are having difficulty filling essential roles, but there has been some pushback. Why? The insurance industry has been an aging one for some time now. However, boomers are retiring in record numbers and earlier than expected. Thirty million baby boomers left the workforce…

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How to stand out from other candidates: A few suggestions

How to stand out from other candidates: A few suggestions

What makes you stand out from other candidates? It is a question every professional looking to excel, who wants to maximize their career growth should ask themselves before every opportunity and every interview … and second interview.  The current hiring market is rich with opportunities for candidates of all types and experience levels, but that…

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Counter Offers: Stop sabotaging your own career growth. Please.

Counter offers: Stop sabotaging your own career growth. Please.

Stop taking counter offers. Stop even considering them.  We are in a hiring market right now that is indisputably candidate-driven. You are valuable. You have skills that are in high demand but currently are in short supply. While the talent gap will shrink over time, now is the time to take full advantage and leverage…

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Successfully communicating in business: An application of time and effort

Successfully communicating in business: An application of time and effort

Communicating in business and doing it well starts literally and metaphorically by doing one thing—picking up the phone. A fair share of my day is taken up by making calls. Now, some of these are introductions, others are follow-ups with candidates, while some are simply updating clients on the status and progress of their search;…

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Brand Building: Enhancing Appearances through Genuine Action

Brand Building: Enhancing Appearances through Genuine Action

Brand building or building your business’ brand are phrases we hear a lot these days. In this extremely competitive hiring market, they are concepts none of us can ignore. As recruiters dedicated to the insurance industry, every day we use a wealth of resources to find qualified candidates to service an industry facing one generation…

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A return to the office: Why we need a face-to-face work relationship

A return to the office: Why we need a face-to-face work relationship

A return to the office. After the past year, it might seem like a strange thing to say, much less write a blog about. It is a real about-face from what we have heard for the last year. It is fair to say that the prominence and popularity of remote work and virtual working environments…

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Ageism and its limiting effects on your hiring choices

Ageism and its limiting effects on your hiring choices

Ageism is often a subtle problem in the world of hiring. Most employers value the knowledge, confidence and leadership qualities that can develop in high performers with a veritable wealth of experience.  On the other hand, the digitization and emphasis on being able to fully utilize emerging technologies is at a premium. Companies want those…

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Insurance industry digitization: A trend employers need to consider

Insurance industry digitization: A trend employers need to consider

Insurance industry digitization is changing the ways business gets done. The insurance industry is in the midst of a massive shift, driven by new consumers, real-time data-driven decision making and artificial intelligence.  How will you, as an employer, adjust and—most importantly—capitalize on these new realities? How will you prepare your companies and your teams to…

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A Return to Work: Let’s talk about putting people first

A Return to Work: Let’s talk about putting people first

A return to work. It’s a phrase we’re hearing a lot these days. With new vaccines being approved and showing promising results, we might just be on our way back to some sense of normalcy. I’m not counting my proverbial chickens before they hatch, but I’m hopeful, and the companies we work with seem to…

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