There’s no question that the competition for good candidates has increased significantly over the last couple of years. There are stories daily regarding how difficult it is for many organizations to find enough qualified candidates for their openings. As this trend continues, employers have to continue to look for more creative ways to engage candidates […]
About Jeff Hallam
Jeff Hallam has more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and insurance industries. After graduating Cum Laude from Butler University with a degree in Business Administration, Jeff began his career with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), the world’s largest provider of payroll and tax filing outsourcing services. His initial experiences were focused in the Implementation and Client Service departments, before moving on to the Sales arena. While in sales, he was promoted 4 times in 6 years; ultimately to the position of Sales Manager, where he was responsible for the hiring, training and performance of 10 Sales Representatives in Indianapolis and central Illinois. During his tenure at ADP, Jeff qualified for the prestigious President’s Club four consecutive years and led his sales teams to 40% increases in sales volume.
After leaving ADP, Jeff entered the PEO profession by joining an Indianapolis-based PEO. While at that firm, he was instrumental in growing company revenues over 35% in just over one year. He also worked closely with the owner to complete a merger with a large, national PEO in the spring of 1997.
From June 1997 thru May of 2001, Jeff was employed with Professional Staff Management, having involvement in both the sales and operations sides of the business. He played an active role in the selection and implementation of a new, enterprise-wide computer hardware/ software system, the design and rollout of the company’s website, and the development of marketing programs and sales methodology. In that time, he developed a sales force of five and led the company to revenue growth of over 350%.
In May of 2001, Jeff Hallam and a partner founded an independent insurance agency specializing in Long-Term Care planning for both executives and individuals. The firm grew to be recognized as the one of the top producing agencies for their field in the Midwest. Jeff and his partner merged the firm into a large Property Casualty / Health agency in late 2006. After completing the merger, Jeff helped launch ExactHire.
Jeff resides in Fishers, IN with his wife, Barb, and their four children.
About ExactHire - “The current job market presents employers with quite a challenge; competition for top talent is very high and the best candidates have multiple options for employment. At the same time, HR professionals are being asked to do more with less. Our solutions are a perfect fit for our clients because the software frees HR to meaningfully engage top talent and spend much less time and effort on administrative tasks”
Many of our clients wrestle with the issue of how much access to allow hiring managers during the candidate recruiting cycle. In particular, one of the concerns most frequently cited is the potential for managers to log candidate notes that may be (intentionally or unintentionally) inappropriate or discriminatory. This creates potential exposure for the organization. […]
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a great opportunity to look back on the last 12 months and reflect on what has transpired at ExactHire. Below are some of the highlights (both serious and not-so-serious) of the past year: I am truly blessed to work with such an awesome team of people. They […]
How is your hiring process? Does it get the job done? Could it be better? Several months ago, new owners took possession of our office complex. Since then, parking lots were re-surfaced, carpeting was replaced, signage was updated, entry foyers were completely remodeled, and many other improvements were made. Before the purchase, I think that […]
Organizations of all sizes continue to hear about the importance of new-employee onboarding as it relates to employee engagement and overall retention. But many have found that the days of tracking all of these functions manually or in a spreadsheet are over. They are looking for better ways to organize the new-hire onboarding process and […]
I live in Indiana, where basketball is king. Whether you attended Indiana University or not (I did not–I’m a proud Butler University Bulldog), IU basketball is a mainstay of conversations throughout the state, especially this time of year. This year, however, IU basketball is the topic of conversation for the wrong reasons. Over the past […]
It’s interesting to see how the recruiting landscape has changed over the past years. When the 2008 recession began (and even as it entered full swing), applicant engagement was the last thing on the minds of the few organizations hiring at the time. I recall a frustrated client telling me at the time that he […]
Insurance companies have become an advertising staple across all media platforms. Whether you’re looking for a “good neighbor” (State Farm), enjoy the exploits of Flo (Progressive) or follow the gecko (Geico) — many of these companies have almost become part of pop culture with their clever and catchy ads. Everyone thinks about insuring traditional things […]
An issue that comes up quite frequently in my discussions with potential new ExactHire customers is whether it makes sense to purchase a stand-alone applicant tracking system (ATS) or utilize those capabilities within their existing payroll/human capital management (HCM) solution. Admittedly, I have a biased perspective on this. Despite that, below is a brief list […]