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IdealCharities – Multiple System Atrophy

By Kellie Lail IdealCharities is an IdealTraits employee-driven charitable fund, used to support charities and organizations important to our employees. Participating employees vote on a charity to support for each quarter of the year. The Multiple System Atrophy...

Utilizing Your IdealTraits Career Page

By Kellie Lail One of the most important recruiting tools in the current market is ensuring that you have a positive online presence. Remember, candidates are interviewing you just as much as you are interviewing them. Having a positive online presence is going to...

Understanding Mid-Range Personality Scores

By Kellie Lail So you've learned how to identify a candidate's strengths and areas that could use some improvement when you're looking at high scoring personality results and low scoring personality results, but what happens when your candidate's results fall...

Understanding High Personality Scores

By Kellie Lail Are you reviewing assessment results, excited to see that your candidate has scored over 60 in some sections of their personality assessment? You might even be thinking "they must be amazing and perfect for any role I could possibly throw them into...

3 Benefits for Hiring Remote Employees

By Kelly Wilmott We understand hiring can be stressful, especially in the current market. You want to have the perfect candidate hired and bring in the $$$, well… yesterday. However, times have changed. Hiring has become extremely competitive, especially since the...

Understanding Low Personality Scores

By Kellie Lail When hiring a new employee, you probably have hundreds of questions about what to expect. How will you know where to set your expectations for their performance in your office? How will you be able to quickly identify their strengths and the areas where...

Staying Engaged with Your Candidates

By Eric Waldowski As the hiring market and landscape change, our hiring processes and ideology needs to change with it. Over the last two years, in particular, following up with applicants and staying engaged has become one of the most simple and least expensive ways...

Why Am I Getting Candidates from Out of State?

By Kellie Lail Hiring is always difficult whether it's sourcing candidates, creating job ads, sponsoring your ad, deciding which candidate is the right fit, or training your new hires. Are the job boards enough? How do I know what type of candidate I am looking for?...

I’m Here to Replace Jason Bourne

By Kellie Lail Is this where I apply to be an Insurance Assassin? Coming up with a job title can be tricky. I get it, you want to stand out and attract the right candidates to apply to your position. You want to show that you have a fun office personality and people...

IdealCharities – T.A.P.S.

By Jamie Zananiri IdealCharities is back with 4 new organizations they're supporting in 2022! IdealCharities is an IdealTraits employee-driven charitable fund, used to support charities and organizations important to our employees. Participating employees vote on a...

Building a Better Benefits Section

Building a Better Benefits Section

Part three of our three part Building Better Job Ads series. See part one here. See Part two here. By Kellie Lail The best way to ensure your ad shows up in candidate's searches is by offering all the benefits you possibly can. Competition is incredibly high, now more...

Building Better Responsibilities and Requirements

Building Better Responsibilities and Requirements

Part two of our three part Building Better Job Ads series. See part one here. See part two here. By Kellie Lail On average, most candidates only spend about 15 seconds looking at an individual job ad. That's insane right? That means you only have a few seconds to...

Building a Better Job Description

Building a Better Job Description

Part one of our three part Building Better Job Ads series. Continue to part two here, and part three here. By Kellie Lail To ensure the candidates you want are finding your job ad, you want to make sure you're including the right keywords to make your job more...

Being Prepared To Conduct Interviews

Being Prepared To Conduct Interviews

By Ashley Nowicki Have an interview and not sure if you're fully prepared or not? There are a few things you can do to be prepared to have an interview with a candidate. Being completely prepared to have an interview will make the process go a lot smoother. If you're...

Salary Transparency

Salary Transparency

By Jamie Zananiri Something many employers struggle with is the idea of listing a salary range on their job ads. Some worry they may be less competitive than other similar employers in their area. Some worry it may cause contention in their office if current staff...

My Ad is Expired, What Happened?

My Ad is Expired, What Happened?

By Kellie Lail Ads have the potential to expire after going 15 days or more in a row without receiving any applicants. Ads can also expire if you have received applicants on the ad, but it's been live for over 30 days and the applicant traffic has begun to slow down....

Increase Your Job Ad’s Visibility

Increase Your Job Ad’s Visibility

By Kellie Lail Let's be honest; hiring is hard. Uncertainties about job board guidelines, candidate's needs, and even the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic make it even harder. We are here to help make it as easy as possible, but receiving an email letting you...

Always Be Hiring

By Faith Dawson Client Relationship Manager Lead Faith Dawson is back with another video post about our recommendation to Always Be Hiring! Those articles Faith mentioned are "Why You Should Always Be Hiring" by James Ient on LinkedIn, and Why Small Businesses Should...

What Should My Sponsorship Budget Be?

What Should My Sponsorship Budget Be?

By Kellie Lail In the current market, competition is crucial.With so many people looking to add staff, the number of jobs showing in candidate’s search results can be overwhelming. This is where sponsoring your job ad can come in handy. When it comes to setting your...

Job Ad Red Flags: Words & Terms To Avoid Using

Job Ad Red Flags: Words & Terms To Avoid Using

By Ashley Nowicki If you're in the middle of writing a job ad and not too sure on what words or terms you're not supposed to use, you've come to the right place. Have you ever looked at an ad or a newspaper article and thought to yourself 'What were they thinking when...

Remote Work- Interview with Kevin Mlynarek

Featuring Eric Waldowski and Kevin Mlynarek Client Success Manager Eric Waldowski sits down with one of our IdealTraits founders and current Allstate Agency owner, Kevin Mlynarek, to discuss how his views on remote work have changed and how it has impacted his hiring...

What Candidates Want Most: Remote Flexibility

By Faith Dawson Retention Team Lead Faith Dawson here to share about candidates and remote work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44adRDTktMQ&ab_channel=idealtraits Articles Cited: New Survey: 61% of Americans Would Take a Pay Cut to Keep Working Remotely The State...

Our Remote Office- How Sales Personalities Adjusted

Our Remote Office- How Sales Personalities Adjusted

By Jamie Zananiri When IdealTraits initially began having employees work remotely, our sales team was not expected to make the move out of the physical bullpen. The conventional wisdom was that it was vital to be in person in order to hear how other sales...

Onboarding and Training in the Remote Space

Onboarding and Training in the Remote Space

By Eric Waldowski So you are planning to bring on more staff, and exploring the option of remote or flexible work for this new position. Though this is a change for some businesses, others have successfully hired and trained remote or remote flexible employees for...

IdealCharities: Outreach East

IdealCharities: Outreach East

By: Jamie Zananiri IdealCharities is pleased to announce their 2021 Quarter 3 charity, Outreach East! IdealCharities is an IdealTraits employee driven charitable fund that supports organizations important to our employees. Outreach East was nominated by Sales...

Effective Phone Interviews

Effective Phone Interviews

By: Ashley Nowicki You received some candidates and you're wondering what to do next. Sure, you can send an email to the candidate to show your interest. But calling candidates creates a good first impression of the interview process. Doing phone interviews helps you...

Building Your Online Presence

Building Your Online Presence

Social media is becoming more popular than ever, making it an even more powerful tool in getting to know people. Just as you want to learn more about the candidates that you're potentially going to hire, candidates want to learn as much about you and your agency as...

Why Candidate Engagement is Important

By Eric Waldowski You have created your ad, posted it online, and are beginning to receive applicants. What's next? The recruiting landscape has changed a lot over the last 2 years. Regardless of what kind of candidate market we find ourselves in, there is one very...

LAAIA Conference

LAAIA Conference

By Monica Donias The weekend of August 12th, my coworkers (Nolan and Raquel) and I were given an amazing opportunity to travel to Florida to participate in the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA) convention. With this being my first convention...

5 Tips for Making Your Job Ad Content Competitive

5 Tips for Making Your Job Ad Content Competitive

By Katie Thornsberry There are many factors that go into hiring a new employee; What qualifications they need to have, what their pay will be , if they'll be in office or remote, what their training schedule will look like, etc. Then of course, creating a job ad to...

7 Tips for Remote Training

7 Tips for Remote Training

By Katie Thornsberry As the pandemic is winding down (..hopefully) many companies have come to realize the benefits of remote/flexible scheduling, and are embracing this change as part of their company culture. Also, having a choice of work environment and location is...

IdealCharities : Wounded Warrior Project

By Jamie Zananiri IdealCharities is pleased to announce their 2021 Quarter 2 charity, Wounded Warrior Project! IdealCharities is an IdealTraits employee driven charitable fund, used to support charities and organizations important to our employees. Participating...

IdealCharities : Detroit Dog Rescue

IdealCharities : Detroit Dog Rescue

By Jamie Zananiri IdealCharities is pleased to announce their 2021 Quarter 1 charity, Detroit Dog Rescue! IdealCharities is an IdealTraits employee driven charitable fund, used to support charities and organizations important to our employees. Participating employees...