Earlier this year, the Big I board approved development of a new area in the Big IVirtual University (VU) to provide members with information about finding, hiring and developing new talent for their agencies. This area is now live in the VU and will continue to expand as we curate more resources.
We invite you to join this initiative by helping the VU populate the pages with links and information that will provide your members with strategies for effective recruitment, human resources, staff development and other related topics. The Resources page features a state map for your members to easily navigate to your information about finding, hiring and developing new talent. Until you provide that specific information, the site will direct readers to the homepage of your state association site.
The VU’s goal is to make this an area that guides important discussions and helps members maintain fully staffed and successful independent agencies. As part of the process, national has created a private online portal for state association staff to share information and conduct peer conversations related to these topics. All state staffs have permission to join the site. If you know of any tools that can help agents recruit and retain talent, or want to have related discussions, this is the place for you to share your insights.
Upcoming additions will include a series of talent and recruitment how-to videos for quick tips and best practices, a column contribution in the VUpoint e-newsletter from industry experts and HR consultants, and a platform for reaching out to carriers to access their tools and resources for talent recruitment.
For more information about this new area of the VU, contact Jennifer Becker or Madelyn Flannagan.