In any type of business, having the right people working for you can make a big difference, not only on the bottomline, but in the entire operation. A low turnover rate can have a positive effect on the people in your agency, which in turn, can mean a better work environment for everyone. Of course, it's also financially beneficial; while retaining current employees may seem expensive as salaries go up, it often costs more to find and train new employees.
In a previous blog post, we talked about some unexpected sources of talent insurance agencies can leverage to find good employees. We had such a good response to this post, we thought we'd write about more places where agencies can find their top agents and office staff.
You might think that finding employees is a piece of cake. Indeed, recent statistics show that most employers who post a job online get an application 200 seconds after their ads go live. However, the reality is that this doesn't mean you're getting quality applicants. Recruiting top talent, especially in the insurance industry, is much harder and complex than it appears at first glance.