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The Pekin Employee Activities Committee (PEAC) plans multiple events throughout the year to bring coworkers and sometimes family/guests together outside of work!
From warehouse, to underwriter, to now — learn more about our CEO!
One of the reasons many employees love working at Pekin Insurance is the accessibility and relatability they have to our Executive Team members. The culture here means that when you walk through the hallway and see a top leader, they will stop to say hello to you. They also take the time to greet new employees in orientation and get to know them a little better. How many other companies can say the same?
Autumn attractions galore happening near the Pekin Insurance Home Office.
Spending a few minutes on your LinkedIn profile could lead to a lifelong career.
It's interview time! Make sure you prepare your interview answers by following these helpful techniques from a recruiter.
Congratulations! You have made it to the interview, but now what? Whether you had an interview yesterday or have not interviewed in the past twenty years, it is a stressful situation and preparation is key. Luckily, there are many interview techniques that can help candidates prepare. Even though you will not know what questions will be asked, there is one technique in particular that you can use to help take your answers to a new level when answering questions. The technique is called the S-T-A-R Method, which stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. By placing answers in the S-T-A-R Method, it will walk the interviewer through the stages of your answer to help them follow along!
From our first computer being lifted into the building to mobile apps, our technology is continuously changing and improving.
The technological landscape is rapidly evolving. Things that may have seemed like science-fiction only a few years ago are now becoming an everyday reality: self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI), smart homes, robots, and more. In the 1950s, a single computer occupied an entire building; today, the world’s smallest computer fits on the edge of a nickel. The cell phone you carry around in your pocket is more powerful than the computers that first sent man to the moon in the 1960s. And tech is only getting faster, more powerful, and more revolutionary.
Continuous learning is an important aspect of working at Pekin Insurance. That’s why we invest in our employees through tuition reimbursement.
The thought of returning to school may be daunting for some employees working full-time with families to take care of at home. Continuing education can be so beneficial for your career, though, that tuition reimbursement is definitely an employee benefit worth looking into! I completely understand the obstacles you might face; at the age of 39 with an 11-year-old son, I decided to return to school. I had about 21 credit hours completed from the first time I attended college. Surprisingly, over 20 years later almost all of those credit hours were transferrable. Learning has also been so much more enjoyable the second time around because I was able to relate lessons learned to the world I’ve been working in.
From developing new skills to adding to their networks, our 2018 summer interns are fitting a lot into their 11- week program.