Finding good talent can be difficult. Amy Jones, our Chief Talent Officer, weighs in on creative strategies for recruiting advisor talent with Morey Stettner of Investor's Business Daily. Below is an except from the article, click below to read the entire article.
Advisors often rely on social media to find top candidates and perhaps retain executive search consultants to fill more senior positions. Enterprising advisors go a step further by, say, partnering with local colleges to offer internships to promising students and paying bonuses to current employees who refer their friends to apply.
Yet some of the best results flow from less conventional, more creative recruitment strategies. Expanding your horizons — and adopting a more proactive mindset in your search for winners — can help you create a pipeline of potential hires.
"Rather than treat hiring as a transaction, it's better to build and maintain relationships with people," said Amy Jones, chief talent officer at Plancorp, a St. Louis-based wealth management firm with 66 employees. "Always seek to get to know great talent."