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Big “I” Hires

Hire Your Dream Team!

Almost half of independent agency owners say finding new, qualified talent is their biggest hurdle. Big 'I' Hires is designed to change that by helping you stand out as a top-notch employer, and find high-quality recruits to build your dream team.

It's everything you need to identify, recruit, hire, and assess top-performing producers and CSRs — brought to MAIA members by our national association, the Big "I."

IdealTraits Recruiting

Post jobs, receive resumes, send assessments, and identify the right recruit through IdealTraits, an insurance agency-specific recruiting portal that has helped more than 6,000 agencies successfully source top-performing sales and service staff. Posted jobs will appear on top sites including Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and more.

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DIY Hiring Toolkits

Prefer a more hands-on approach to finding the right staff member? Walk yourself through the entire hiring process with our Do-it-Yourself Hiring Toolkit give you customizable templates for job descriptions, interview questions, offer letters, and more. Follow up with Caliper profiles and knowledge assessments to ensure that you’ve found the right fit for your agency.

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Employee Development Solutions

Onboarding resources, skills assessments, and state-specific courses to help your new hires and seasoned professionals expand skills and knowledge.

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Ranahan Business Consulting

Looking for a full-service recruiting team devoted to your agency? They'll develop job ads, source candidates, review for viability, schedule and conduct telephone interviews, send feedback, and deploy pre-hire assessments!

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"Just a quick word about Big 'I' Hires.... I started using it 1 week ago to fill an entry-level position. We have had 350+ people apply. The assessments it does are invaluable and have greatly reduced time the HR Consultant has to spend sorting. I told her exactly which profile I know I need for this position. It is an excellent tool and platform. I did the bottom level pricing. Serious bargain!"

— Michelle O'Connor, ISU O'Connor Insurance Associates, Inc.