Angela Sarver

Angela Sarver is a senior practice management consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. 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

Don’t Be Bossy: How to Effectively Coach Your Employees

10 Best Practices for Developing a Human Resources Strategy

Should You Hire a Chief Compliance Officer?

In the Now: Leveraging Technology to Enhance the Client Experience

5 Tips to Elevate Your HR Strategy

Don’t Be Bossy: How to Effectively Coach Your Employees

Posted by Angela Sarver

August 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Think about how you work with your staff from day to day. Do you focus on employees’ technical excellence and how well they provide client service? If so, you’re not alone. Many advisors manage their staff this way. But while this approach supports ongoing operations and will yield success, learning how to effectively coach your employees could do a lot more to motivate your staff and maximize their—and your business’s—potential.

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10 Best Practices for Developing a Human Resources Strategy

Posted by Angela Sarver

July 30, 2019 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 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 a list of 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

April 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Compliance is a critical function for financial advisory firms, and its importance will only increase as industry regulations become more complex. Ultimately, responsibility for compliance oversight rests with you. But given the growing demands you face, would it make sense to hire a chief compliance officer (CCO)?

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Topics: Practice Management, Compliance

In the Now: Leveraging Technology to Enhance the Client Experience

Posted by Angela Sarver

February 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM

If someone had told you years ago that a phone small enough to hold in your hand would have more power than the technology NASA used for the first moon landing, would you have believed them? It’s true—and it’s a testament to the dramatic technological advancements we’ve experienced in the past several decades. The changes have ranged from the minor (Rolodexes are no longer a thing!) to major improvements, including how we interact with clients and prospects. As new solutions emerge, advisors will need to place a greater emphasis on leveraging technology to enhance the client experience.

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Topics: Practice Management

5 Tips to Elevate Your HR Strategy

Posted by Angela Sarver

September 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

While changes in the financial services industry are occurring at breakneck speed, so too are changes in human resources best practices as we face new regulations, increasing human capital needs, and other outside pressures. Firms of all sizes that have a strong HR strategy at their center are poised to hold onto talented employees for the long term. But that strategy needs to evolve with the times and the firm’s growth.

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Topics: Practice Management

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