Agent Resources

HR Solutions

Recruit & Retain Talent For Your Agency

It’s no secret, one of the biggest challenges affecting the Independent Agent Industry today is hiring and retaining talent. Employers are struggling to bring in new employees and job positions are open for months on end. We know this, which is why we’ve compiled a wide variety of HR resources to help agents with all their hiring and HR needs.

Summer Internship Program

The purpose of the internship program is to expose students (particularly business, marketing and entrepreneurial business majors in their junior or senior years of college) to careers in independent insurance agencies. The program will also include students at Community Colleges interested in exploring IA careers. 

HR Advisory Services

With over 20 years of HR experience, Brian Lawrence, the director of HR solutions is available to assist members with a range of HR related questions and concerns. This service can be beneficial to smaller agencies who do not have an HR employee on staff or a contract with a third-party HR administrator. HR Advisory Services can help members save time and money by helping with general policy questions, conducting research, providing tools and templates, and recommending best practices.

OIA Job Board

OIA HR Solutions in partnership with IdealTraits is excited to announce a new member Job Board. Members can now post their jobs to the board by registering for a free IdealTraits account. IdealTraits is a robust recruiting platform developed to help small to large insurance agencies hire top performing sales and service staff. An account will help you create and publish job openings and manage applications.

DIY Hiring Toolkit

We’ve partnered with Big “I” to offer this comprehensive guide to recruit, screen, hire and on-board your next great employee. This toolkit covers everything, from hiring preparation, screening, on-boarding and explanation of use.


Whether you want a single team member or build an entire team, Edge provides top-notch global talent to drive success for your business.

Agents’ Guide to Internships

Customize this comprehensive internship schedule for your agency to ensure your interns learn every aspect of your business.


WAHVE Hiring Resource

The WAHVE program pairs agencies with experienced work-from-home industry leaders, helping you find highly qualified, experienced insurance professionals to meet your agency’s hiring needs. See how it’s helped OIA members and contact Brian Lawrence at (614) 552-3048 with questions.

Group Health

The Ohio Insurance Agents (OIA) recognizes that members need access to quality health care coverage for themselves and their employees and has partnered with Association Benefit Planners (ABP) as a resource to assist in finding the right health plan. Get a quote today!

Employee Assessment

Take the guesswork out of hiring decisions with employee assessments that help you find the right person for your agency’s culture.

Employee Benefits

The Big “I” Group Term Life insurance program not only provides coverage for final expenses but can also help with a variety of other family needs.

Sample Employee Handbook

Our sample employment policy handbook contains template policies that can be customized and used in your agency.

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