Independent planning firms looking to for talent now have a new platform to publicize open positions.
Caleb Brown and Michael Kitces, founders of New Planner Recruiting, announced on Monday the launch of a website that focuses exclusively on job opportunities with independent financial planning firms. The site, called jobsFP.com, allows financial planning firms the ability to post positions for a fee, starting at $99 a month. The service, which is not connected to Financial-Planning.com, also allows job candidates to register and list their resumes for hiring firms to review.
"There will be verification that every posting is indeed from a legitimate financial planning firm to ensure that the site won't be littered with non-planning-related jobs," Brown, who is also a member of the FPA New Professionals Advisory Council and the chairman of NexGen, said in a statement.
The site will be especially beneficial for firms looking to hiring associate staffing positions, according to Kitces, a blogger, Financial Planning contributing writer and the director of research for Pinnacle Advisory Group.
"With the ongoing growth of independent financial planning firms, there are still few jobs sites fully dedicated to their unique needs," said Kitces in a statement. "Weve continued to hear that firms hiring for employee staff positions struggle to find candidates."
Kitces and Brown add that firms who utilize JobsFP for hiring will also have access to discounts on candidate screening services from New Planner Recruiting. The company specializes in placing students graduating from CFP Board-registered programs to fill entry-level and full-time professional planning positions.
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