In an effort to help insurance agencies recruit and hire new employees, the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Inc. has launched its “Agency Staffing Assistance Program (ASAP),” descibed as a “comprehensive and online tool kit, which will help PIANJ members recognize, recruit and train good employees.”
“A good employee is hard to find in any industry,” stated PIANJ President John D’Agostino Jr., CIC. “However, the insurance industry faces an additional challenge-the increasingly, albeit falsely, negative image of insurance. Our members continue to tell us that recruiting and hiring talented employees is one of their greatest challenges. This program is designed as an at-your-fingertips resource to help agencies with what would take weeks to research if they were to do it themselves.”
The Web site has links to online job sites and recruitment agencies throughout New Jersey. Additionally, it has a listing of high school guidance offices and college career counseling centers, which gives insurance agents the ability to participate in “career days” and access potential employees by posting job listings on local campuses.
Members can download sample promotional brochures, sample job descriptions and classified advertisements. ASAP also offers advice on how to develop an in-house internship program, interview tips and questions and more. Most of the resources can be downloaded as PDF files.
ASAP is a member-only benefit and is accessible via PIANJ’s Web site at www.piaonline.org/IRC/asap/asapnj.shtml. To register for the Web site, visit www.piaonline.org/register-m.shtml and complete the short online form.
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