Cumming, GA (PRWEB) March 23, 2006
BrokerHunter just completed its 5th annual Annual Surveys of both Candidates and Employers to help get a better handle on the employment related needs of both groups within the Securities Industry.
Here is a brief summary of what was found from Job Candidates:
Here are the top 5 responses to "What Producers/Brokers are looking for, in a new Firm"
1. Culture at New Firm
2. Office Geographical Location/Commute Time
3. Higher Payout
4. Financial Condition of New versus Current Firm
5. Technology Improvements at New Firm
Non-producers/brokers had different priorities as evidenced by these top 5 responses:
1. Higher Salary/Compensation
2. More Opportunity for Career Advancement
3. More Career Development/Training Opportunities
4. Culture at New Firm
5. Financial Condition of Current Firm
So how are Job Candidates going about finding new opportunities? Here are the top 5 job seeking methods listed in order of "effectiveness".
1. Networking with Associates
2. Internet Job Boards
3. Third Party Industry Recruiters
4. Security Firm Career Centers
5. Trade Publication Advertising
Employer Survey Results
There seems to be a consensus when it comes to the best methods for employer and job seeker to connect. Here is the Firm response to their top 3 Candidate sourcing tactics:
1. Referral Programs
2. Internet Job Boards
3. Third Party Recruiters
Firms are looking to hire people in the following top 5 categories:
1. Retail Brokers/Financial Advisors
2. Sales/Branch Managers
3. Broker Trainees
4. Registered Broker - Institutional
5. Insurance Advisors
As far as the hiring outlook for 2006, over 88% of Firms surveyed indicated that they would be hiring MORE people than they did last year. This compares to a 73% response to the same question for last year, so it appears that employers are bullish on the hiring outlook for this year -- in fact this is the most upbeat response since BrokerHunter began conducting the employment survey in 2002. This leads to predict that the best post-9/11 hiring year may be in store for us in 2006.
BrokerHunter.com, (http://www.BrokerHunter.com) launched in May of 2000, is the leading Securities Industry niche job website in the Nation with over 47,000+ candidates and 2,000+ job postings from hundreds of branches and firms. BrokerHunter has recently been referred to as the "Monster.com of the financial services industry" by Registered Rep Magazine (March '06). BrokerHunter has offices located in suburban Atlanta, GA.