Why DGA Careers for your recruitment needs?

Long story short: 92% of clients who responded to our November 2013 survey say they will work again with DGA in the future.

DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 25 years, as the largest executive search and recruiting company focused exclusively on the insurance industry.

When we surveyed those responsible for recruiting, hiring and retaining talent in the insurance industry, we asked which criteria they believe are most important when retaining a search firm. The responses: 55% prefer that search firm consultants have previous experience working in the insurance industry and 52% value search firm knowledge of the insurance industry and contacts within the industry.

Insurance Industry Focus

As Canada’s only national recruitment experts specializing exclusively in the insurance industry, we can find the right talent for your position, quickly and efficiently. Why? We talk to literally hundreds of insurance candidates every week. No generalist search firm dealing with several industries can match our in-depth industry knowledge and connections. The benefit to your company: When you have a need to move quickly, or unearth that “below the radar” superstar candidate who perfectly matches your unique requirements, we can respond. With our day-to-day focus on the insurance industry, we will present you with quality candidates who are the right fit for your position and organization, and we don’t need to spend valuable time researching the industry and its key players.

Generalist executive search firms may fill one insurance industry executive position a year: We successfully place multiple senior executives in leading companies in the insurance industry every year.

Our specialty also enables us to help you with job descriptions, appropriate compensation levels and advice on how to attract and retain the best talent.

Finding and assessing great people for the insurance industry is what we at DGA do all day long, every day.

Understanding Insurance Industry Needs

Not only do we survey our clients post-placement to measure their satisfaction levels with our service, in 2013 we commissioned an independent marketing firm to conduct research on current recruitment practices for middle management and executive positions in the Canadian insurance industry, with some very interesting results. Our objective was to gain further insight into some of the challenges faced by those responsible for recruiting, hiring and retaining mid to senior level talent in the insurance industry, in order that we might better assist our clients in meeting those demands.

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Understanding Your Organization’s Needs

We invest time in getting to know and understand our clients. By visiting your offices, we have the opportunity to take in the physical location, observe staff engagement, get a sense of company culture, identify with management vision and hear inspiring success stories of people rising through the company ranks.

This insight into your business, coupled with our in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry, enables us to source select candidates who are well suited for your open position, on all levels.

Developing strong, long-term relationships with our clients, based on mutual respect and trust, has helped DGA establish our credibility and sustain a reputation for integrity. This is achieved through the demonstration of consistent business practices and our adherence to our strict policy to never approach candidates who work for our clients.

North American Reach

With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, DGA Careers is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Our reach extends beyond the Canadian borders. DGA’s membership in NIRA (National Insurance Recruiters Association) provides us with access to an unparalleled network of US candidates through nearly 50 insurance recruiting specialist affiliates across the United States.

Communication and Reporting

At DGA, we know that accessibility of our search consultants and communication and feedback on the progress of searches we conduct are very important to our clients. Our ongoing client satisfaction surveys tell us that 82% of our clients rate the quality of our communication, as well as the accessibility and responsiveness of our search consultants, as excellent. Our clients are engaged and interested in their search assignment’s progress. We provide regular and systematic updates on the state of the search, market conditions and candidate responses.

AIRS® Certified

DGA search consultants have received their Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) designation from AIRS®. As a result of this certification, our consultants are extremely proficient in all the core elements of Internet search, enabling them to easily target passive candidates to fill even the most challenging roles. AIRS® is a renowned international industry leader in recruitment training, that prepares recruiters and other talent acquisition professionals for today’s constantly changing recruitment and sourcing market. The Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) designation is the most widely respected professional standard for modern talent acquisition.


    DGA Careers actively participates in the following organizations:
  • Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA);
  • Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO);
  • Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC);
  • Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC);
  • Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA);
  • The Property Casualty Underwriters Club (PCUC);
  • The Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS);
  • The National Insurance Recruiters Association (NIRA);
  • The Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance (CAFII);
  • Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC);
  • Canadian Chinese Insurance Professionals Association (CCIPA);
  • Canadian Managing General Agents (CAMGA) and many others.

To contact us, we invite you to call us toll free at 1-877-868-6711, email us at info@dgacareers.com or fill out this form for more information.