The Interview—Building on what we’re already doing well.

the interview

The interview is a crossroads at which possibilities—good and bad—are born. It is a simple act of connection and conversation on which the growth of an organization and a career are dependent. While it might seem sort of usual, without giving the interview the proper consideration each and every time it is implemented, the resulting…

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Ghosting: How to be haunted by a bad reputation

ghosting

Ghosting is a topic we’ve touched on before, but I think it’s time we revisit the issue for the sake of clients and candidates alike.  As recruiters, we see the practice at every stage of the hiring process, from employers in need of talent vital to the success of their business to candidates who have…

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Competitive Hiring Markets: Retaining Essential Talent

Competitive Hiring Markets: Retaining Essential Talent

Currently, there are a wealth of employment options for job seekers and passive talent to consider, but today isn’t about candidates—it’s about employers. Your business is your livelihood. The decisions you make and the results of those decisions don’t just have professional consequences—they’re personal. You’ve manifested your mission through sacrifice and smart choices. You’ve built…

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The Job Description: Questioning the career path before you

Job Description

The job description. It can be the beginning or the end of interest in a career move. While it is true the hiring market currently favors candidate career mobility, looking at job descriptions alone can result in a significant loss of opportunity. Your general description of the position is just that—general. It is a snapshot…

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Looking beyond the resume: You can’t always spell talent with CV

You can’t always spell talent with CV: Looking beyond the resume

Looking beyond the resume is vital to finding and keeping the talent vital to the existence and expansion of your business. Especially now, employers who want to remain competitive, who want to grow in the middle of what some call a “talent shortage,” need to turn their gaze to resources and avenues that will dramatically…

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Merry Christmas from The James Allen Companies

Taking goodwill beyond Christmas: Merry Christmas from The James Allen Companies

What does Christmas mean to you? Is it about giving, receiving, a celebration of your faith or an opportunity to see and celebrate with your neighbors? Have you taken the past weeks to deck your halls in colorful lights, decorations and Christmas trees that reach to your ceilings or perhaps take these moments of rest…

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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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