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Insurance Business | 29 Feb 2016, 08:41 AM Agree 0
The search for good talent has been a recurring theme in the insurance industry and this new initiative aims to turn that around
  • Phil - WA | 29 Feb 2016, 01:47 PM Agree 0
    Great to see. This has been an ongoing problem for as long as I can remember - making our industry attractive enough, challenging enough and satisfying enough to bring in fresh and young talent who will look at this industry as a career. I have always believed that I am in one of the most important industries and have always held the contention that I am in an industry that rebuilds lives, communities and keeps the economy growing and going because without insurance, unfortunate events would bring things to a dead stop. It is about economic continuity planning and contingencies as I have always referred to insurance - a lot more attractive than saying 'I'm in insurance'. After over four decades I still love it but the challenge going forward is attracting new talent while us 'baby boomers' get ready to leave the industry and create a vacuum. There has never been a more important time to do this than right now!
  • Ben Attenborough | 29 Feb 2016, 05:01 PM Agree 0
    Great comments from Phil above and the Careers website really shows the importance of Insurance. It will be interesting to see how students will approach the topic at the expos over the coming weeks. I note from personal experience that attitudes towards insurance vary significantly looking through the generations and demographics of purchasers. This is mainly influenced by increased commoditizing over the years, more insurable risks and many more insurers. I am looking forward to talking to students to engage their thoughts on insurance and explain to them that it so much more than how it is percepted. There is a whole new workforce out there that is in the same surroundings as the future purchasers of insurance, its really important the people that could contribute to the industry in the future are aware of possibilities in insurance so that they can give it some consideration as a career.
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