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You’re independent,
but you’re not alone.

No matter the size or location of your agency, there is no getting around the people aspect.  Hiring is an essential part of what you do.  In order to grow your agency and be successful, find the right talent to make your vision a reality.

Created by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Big “I” Hires℠ is a one-stop resource designed to help independent agents recruit and retain qualified talent.

Why Big “I” Hires?

The Biggest Reason:
44% of respondents to the 2018 Agency Universe Study cite the inability
to find new qualified employees as their #1 issue.
Why is that?

Voluntary turnover at 9.8% in 2009;
increased by 40% since then.

Estimated finance and insurance resignation
rate at 13.1% in 2016, 13.7% in 2017.
— According to the Jacobson Group Insurance Talent Trends

Attract and Retain Employees

Big "I" Hires℠ has curated resources to help you find, hire, assess and engage your team.

Hire Your
Dream Team!

Big “I” Hires℠ has cutting-edge tools to help small to large insurance agencies hire top-performing sales and service staff.

Find a Job!

Looking for a job in the independent agency system?  Search our job board
Big "I" to find your next opportunity!


Pre-screen candidates to ensure job performance and sales acumen.


Organizations of any size need HR policies and procedures in place and Affinity HR can help customize tools for your agency.



We signed up on the IdealTraits platform on Monday. I posted three positions. One is rather unique in that it is something potentially new for us, a Digital and Communication manager. I worked with John Hill on the description and he was very helpful.  In 24 hours we had 33 submissions for that position of which 13 are worthy of consideration and of them, 4 or 5 are really good. Would not have happened without this tool. Make that 34.  One just came in as I was writing this. Good stuff! 

Agency Owner



DIY Step-by-step guides and templates that take you through the entire hiring process from preparing, launching, screening and onboarding. Available for producers and CSRs.
User-friendly. Customizable.



Lean on IdealTraits to help post jobs, receive candidates, assess skills and identify and hire right candidate for your agency.



Are skill sets appropriately matched to the job? Evaluate each candidate’s knowledge and personality and then determine sales ability and performance potential.