Angela Sarver

Angela Sarver is supervisor, practice management, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer–RIA. With the firm since 2007, Angela works with affiliated advisors on general and complex human resources issues, as well as consults on a wide range of topics, including business planning, operational efficiency, marketing, and risk management. She also oversees the Commonwealth Institute series of training courses offered to advisors’ office staff. Angela earned a BS in business administration from Emmanuel College and completed the graduate certificate program in human resources management at Northeastern University. She is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Endicott College.

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Recent Posts

Building Scale Through Leadership

Finding Ways to Maximize Your Employees’ Discretionary Efforts

10 Best Practices for Developing a Human Resources Strategy

Should You Hire a Chief Compliance Officer?

5 Tips for Managing Employee Satisfaction in a Diverse Workforce

Building Scale Through Leadership

Posted by Angela Sarver

November 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of scale is “to grow or expand in a proportional and usually profitable way.” It includes the number of clients you have, the level of service you provide, which services your firm offers, and the efficiency at which you operate. But no matter how efficient you are, capacity will impede continued growth—and this is where building scale through leadership is critical.

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Topics: Practice Management

Finding Ways to Maximize Your Employees’ Discretionary Efforts

Posted by Angela Sarver

March 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

In the past few years, the landscape of the financial services industry has changed dramatically, particularly with the introduction of robo advice and the moved toward fully integrated technology solutions. As a result, the relationships you have with your clients have taken on even greater importance. They are likely more personal and more meaningful. And you may be looking for novel ways to provide a level of service that consistently exceeds your clients’ expectations—and helps you stand out from the pack.

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Topics: Practice Management

10 Best Practices for Developing a Human Resources Strategy

Posted by Angela Sarver

September 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

When you hear the words “human resources,” do you want to run for the hills? If so, you’re not alone! For many advisors who have gone the independent route, human resources is often the business unit where they have the least experience. But when you have the right employees, doing the right jobs, you can create a more efficient, profitable, and scalable practice. So, to help you tackle this important facet of your business, I’ve compiled 10 best practices for developing a human resources strategy.

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Topics: Practice Management

Should You Hire a Chief Compliance Officer?

Posted by Angela Sarver

August 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Compliance is a critical function in your firm, and its importance will only increase as industry regulations become more complex. On top of that, FINRA’s 2016 examinations will focus on how firms integrate compliance into their culture, adding another layer to your duties.

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Topics: Practice Management, Compliance

5 Tips for Managing Employee Satisfaction in a Diverse Workforce

Posted by Angela Sarver

May 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM

My favorite apple variety is honey crisp. I eat them by cutting them into slices, leaving the skin on. Do you have a different preference? Do you even like apples? And what’s with all this apple talk?

Well, knowing and understanding the needs of a diverse workforce is kind of like knowing that there are different varieties of apples. Every staff member is a person, but he or she is also an individual—a male or female, a member of a particular generation, and someone with different skills, experiences, goals, talents, and perspectives. As a result, each requires a personalized approach in the way you manage, treat, and lead him or her.

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Topics: Practice Management

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