Hopefully, many of you have had a chance to read the news about our new Career Center program. This is the latest effort to provide yet another value-added service to our members. To kick this program off, we partnered with Bush Insurance as our pilot agency since they had an immediate need for a CSR. We aided Leighton Bush in defining a job description, posting it on a ‘hiring website’ then reviewing and questioning candidates. Once we had, what we felt were viable candidates, we sent their information to Bush Insurance. He was then able to interview and quickly hire a qualified candidate. They are in the process of training this candidate right now!
This was a great pilot test for Phase I and II of our multi-phase Career Center program. We look forward to helping more of our members hire qualified candidates in a timely manner.
Phase I- PIA posts on job sites some general CSR, Producer and Account Manager job descriptions for the four key metro Tennessee areas. If we see qualified candidates come in through our system, we will send candidate information out to PIA Member Agencies in that applicable region.
Phase II- PIA helps tailor a job description for your agency, post that job description for you, then do some low-level screening for potential matches which fit your criteria before providing you with candidate information for contact.
We are very excited about this program and that we were able to help Bush Insurance with what can often be a stressful process. “I reached out to PIA of TN desperately needing assistance with locating qualified CSR’s. I am so happy with the results I’ve seen from PIA! They gave us hands on guidance with setting up the individual job positions and the verbiage we needed to attract qualified candidates. They emailed me several candidates they secured from other sources, as well as, saved me countess hours from set up hiring the right person. As an Agency Principal, I appreciate the PIA staff and their assistance in this endeavor. I have asked them to keep sending all PIA members information on the Career Center as I found it amazingly helpful.” Leighton Bush, Bush Insurance
The PIA represents independent insurance agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia. Members are local Main Street agents serving their communities throughout America.