Agents Growth Academy

59. 5 Ways to Find Quality Candidates Without a Recruiter

September 15, 2022 Jim Schubert
Agents Growth Academy
59. 5 Ways to Find Quality Candidates Without a Recruiter
Show Notes Transcript

Jim Schubert hosts this episode of Agents Growth Academy to share five great ways to find candidates without breaking the bank on recruiters. Listing all positions on your website, incentivizing your staff, asking your partners for help, creating a video advertisement on social media, and embracing work from anywhere are all proven methods at AGA headquarters. By implementing even a few of these strategies, you're sure to see an increase in the quality of your applicants.

3 Key Takeaways

  • You can find quality candidates without using a recruiter or at least lower the cost of recruiters by utilizing the other five resources your agency already has to offer. 
  • Embrace remote working in your agency. There are multiple benefits of expanding your horizon to candidates across the US. 
  • Incentivize your staff in a way that matters to them. Don’t be too cheap, but pick a sum that you feel comfortable with.


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About Jim Schubert

Jim is the CEO of Southern States Insurance, one of Georgia's largest independent insurance agencies. He is a nationally recognized author and podcast guest contributor appearing in Insurance Journal, Independent Agent Magazine, Insurance Business America Magazine, Best's Review and Applied Systems. 

Jim is a passionate advocate for small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent insurance agents. He loves sharing ideas about agency growth, digital marketing, and the lost art of human interaction.

Jim is also the creator of Agents Growth Academy, an online resource for insurance agents and agency owners who want to take their growth to the next level. And when he needs to take a clarity break, he is either behind a camera lens in the great outdoors or teaching aspiring shutterbugs how to take beautiful nature photography at Schubert Photography.

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Show Notes

[00:00:59] - Marble Box is your virtual insurance processing team that lets you do the people stuff while they do the rest. They outsourced 560 tasks in the first month alone to help out the account manager who left the agency.

[00:03:19] - There are several ways to avoid using recruiters in order to find quality candidates without paying them a lot of money. 

[00: 5:09] If you don't have your position listings on your website, you are in no danger of people finding your positions and what you have available. 

[00:06:30] Incentivize your staff the right way and ask your partners to help you in finding new employees. Be specific when you reach out for help.

[00:12:18] - If you're not leveraging your social media, you're missing out. Create a video advertisement on social media that stands out. It doesn't have to be overly professional. 

[00:13:34] - Embrace remote working from anywhere and expand your pool of quality candidates.

[00:15:11] - Jim recaps the five ways to find candidates without recruiters.