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. […]
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”
Entries by Jeff Hallam
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 […]
What does employee onboarding mean? Because one of our software tools helps to automate many of the tasks and documentation commonly associated with new hire onboarding, this question is asked of me quite frequently. And while the definition certainly changes from one workplace to another, I think it is helpful to break it into two […]
We recently hired another staff member, and as we wound down the process, one of the key factors in choosing the person we did was based on the type of work they had done previously and the positive feedback from others who had worked with that person in those prior positions. This made me stop […]
If you’re considering a career change, social media can be a wonderful tool to help you find opportunities and introductions not easily available in your day-to-day life. At the same time, these tools can cut the other way, if not used properly. For example, if you think the picture above is a great way to […]
Quick preview of what’s coming below — the picture shown here is not how you want your applicants to react when applying for a position with your company! The labor market is no longer flooded with people looking for any type of job they can find. For employers and HR folks charged with recruiting, the […]