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A Network of Talent

A Network of Talent

Learn about Megan’s career development opportunity.

Have you ever thought it would be cool to try out a new job that you did not know anything about? Or try out a department that you are not familiar with? Allstate offers a Talent Share program where employees can learn more about something new by participating in temporary assignments that can last anywhere from three month to nine months. These Talent Shares are part-time or full-time opportunities where employees bring their own skills and competencies to a new team while developing themselves in the process.

Megan was in a trainer and facilitator role within Allstate’s Talent Acquisition team when she decided to participate in a Talent Share on Allstate Foundation’s Corporate Philanthropy team towards the end of 2016.

“I didn’t feel I had a robust network within the organization to proactively identify my next opportunity. A Talent Share opportunity gave me the chance to apply my knowledge and skills within a new department to see where potential next opportunities might exist,” says Megan.

With so many options for the next step in her career, Megan was excited to have the chance to test out a new area. Megan enjoyed her Talent Share so much that when a permanent opportunity on the Allstate Foundation’s team became available, she did not hesitate to apply and was granted the opportunity to work on this team permanently. In February 2017, she started in her new role. “I know my new manager feels like the Talent Share program is to thank for identifying me as a great candidate. Whereas she might not have considered me if she only saw my application,” explained Megan. This is just another way that Allstate supports the Good Work of its employees and provides opportunities for its employees to grow.

Learn more about how Allstate supports career development.

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Coding Our Way to Business Decisions

Coding our way to business decisions

Learn how Patrick works with data to make an impact.

Allstate is a data-rich source, being an 86 year-old company. We mine through that data to make strategic decisions that will help all areas of the company. To most effectively collect, interpret and utilize this data, it is up to people like Patrick, a Data Analytics Engineer. He explores new technologies and writes code in order to get the most out of the data.  “As an engineer at Allstate, it’s nice to know that you are making a direct impact within the business that you’re supporting,” says Patrick. The results that come from data are factual, not guesstimates, and the impact it has for the business is critical. It can impact many parts of our business, such as HR, Product & Pricing, and Claims, just to name a few.

Patrick enjoys his team’s hands-off management style. They are allowed to accomplish tasks using their preferred work style and programming language.

“I’m excited about Allstate’s vision to make the company the place to work for analytics and predictive modeling.” – Patrick, Data Analytics Engineer

Allstate prides itself on empowering employees to lead and be creative, regardless of their role.

Learn how you can develop data-driven analytic solutions to help Allstate succeed.

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Continuously Improving

Continuously improving

Learn how Donna sustains change.

Continuous Improvement (CI) is a management system that aims to make changes and improvements so that employees who are on the front line in dealing with customers or agency owners feel empowered to make decisions and improve the business. Change agents physically go to each office to assess the health of that particular location and make changes based on need.

But what happens after the CI assessment rolls through an office? That is where the sustainability coach, like Donna, comes in to help and encourage them to be successful, by letting them know where they are at and where they need to be.

“We’ve got great leaders here at Allstate, and CI helps them go even further. Instead of putting a Band-Aid on a problem or rushing into a solution, we help them try to get to the root cause. It’s natural for people to think they know the answer to a problem, only to find themselves faced with a similar issue six months later. CI says, ‘let’s take a minute and get to the root cause, because we’re not solving the right thing,’” -Donna, Sustainability Coach

Continuous improvement is an ongoing strategy to ensure Allstate is delivering the best service. Learn how you can be a part of a team that constantly uses their problem solving skills.