As the owner of an insurance agency, you understand the importance of having great employees working for you. Your daily responsibilities require lots of customer interaction, so you want team members who are friendly, professional, and easy to talk to. Finding these traits is often easier said than done, but there are steps you can take to speed up the process and make it easier. Let’s dive in:
Start internally. Looking internally at employees who are already familiar with your company is always the best option. They already know what you are selling and to whom you are selling it to. Plus, if you’ve already hired them and you’ve kept them around, rewarding them with a pay raise or promotion is a great way to boost morale.
Keep an eye out for communication skills. How does a potential employees’ cover letter look? Do they handle themselves professionally on the phone? What about their emails? Since communication is one of the most important aspects of a job as an insurance agent, it’s important that you add a strong communicator to your team. These “tests” can help alert you to candidates who may not be ideal.
Involve others in the process. You undoubtedly have trusted team members on staff. Have you considered including them in the interview process? Doing so can provide different insights and perspectives.
By following these three simple tips, you can cut down on the stress associated with the hiring process. Have fun, and good luck!