Social networking sites emerge as effective source for recruiting young advisors

As efforts to recruit financial services sales professionals increasingly move online, candidates from social networking sites such as LinkedIn are showing more potential for...

56% of new producer hires are successful, according to new study, infographic

Fifty-six percent. That’s the overall success rate of producer hires in the insurance distribution system in the past 5 years, according to a new...

5 reasons to immediately ramp up your efforts to recruit female advisors

The winds of change are blowing in the right direction in the insurance and financial services industry. In what has historically been a male-dominated...

Millennials optimistic about industry’s future due to increasing tech adoption

BOTHELL, Wash. – More than 8 in 10 millennials are “optimistic” or “very optimistic” that the insurance industry will evolve to attract the next...

Insurance Careers Month campaign in full swing as industry looks to take recruiting up...

February’s awareness campaign is an industry-wide initiative to highlight the wide variety of career paths in risk management and insurance, as well as support efforts to recruit the next generation of insurance professionals.

Distribution, regulation cited as top challenges for 2016 by financial services execs

WINDSOR, Conn. — In a LIMRA survey of more than 40 financial services executives, the top challenges cited involve distribution issues of attracting and...

If you don’t fix it, you can’t succeed

Arguably the most critical need facing companies today: people who can fix things. Here’s how to be one of them.

John Hancock completes transaction with Transamerica, expanding its Signator Investors Broker-Dealer

BOSTON – John Hancock Financial Network, Inc. (JHFN), a distribution channel of John Hancock, on May 16 announced the completion of its acquisition of...

Survey reveals record industry hiring in 2018 as employers share recruiting challenges

Insurance companies are having a difficult time finding talent to keep up with new openings and replace retirees and short-term millennial workers, signaling a need to update recruiting strategies, according to new survey.

Market specialization provides clues to agent priorities

New survey finds there are identifiable areas where insurance carriers, insurance marketing organizations, brokerage general agencies, and other insurance wholesalers can improve their services to the independent agents.