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Branding your Agency through the Candidate Experience

When recruiting, it is important to make it a positive experience for the candidate. Handling the process wrong can be very self destructive and do damage to your agencies brand. An astonishing 70% of online applicants NEVER get a reply. In this blog we will cover four of the important things to remember as you

Pre Interview Like a Pro

We all know that locating a candidate is half the battle. Now, how do we keep this candidate invested in the process? This starts with the pre-interview. In this blog we will cover communicating with your candidate, pre-interview questions, agency branding, and setting expectations.   Communicating with your candidate Once you have received a candidate

EEOC Compliance Awareness Week

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been responsible for monitoring and enforcing workplace discrimination regulations for nearly 50 years. Their vision is justice and equality in the workplace. They strive to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination. When hiring, it is important to keep a process in which to remain discrimination free, and provide yourself

Post Jobs Enhancements

We are pleased to announce three new IdealTraits "Post Jobs" enhancements.  These enhancements were developed in our ongoing effort to provide you with the best possible product and features. Please see the details below for each new feature: 1.  Post Jobs - Templates (for Platinum or Gold users) Got writers block? No problem. The Post Jobs

18 Great Interview Questions

Here are a list of a few great interview questions to ask when hiring staff for your agency. Always remember to ask open ended questions in order to get the most out of your interviews. What is important to you in a job? When you are under a lot of stress, what is your typical

What every successful insurance agent know about hiring

The A.B.H. Rule You as an agent should A.B.H. or "Always be hiring!".  I have learned this lesson too many times in the past, or have been caught in the trap of analyzing my current staff situation and convincing myself that either my current staff is happy and will be with me forever, or my agency is growing at a

10 Sure-fire Interview Questions For Insurance Agency Hires

In a recent article, what not to ask in an interview, I explained how close ended questions should never be used in an interview and you need to have an game plan in place prior to scheduling possible candidates for hire. So what's the secret to interviewing like a pro for your agency? Yep, you

5 Worst Interview Questions To Ask

Interviewing candidates for your Allstate agency is not easy and very time consuming. So it is of the utmost importance to ask the right questions in an interview, and have a process that you follow every time.  Before I get into sure fire questions that should be addressed you should have an idea of what