Industry body unveils landmark survey

Industry body unveils landmark survey | Insurance Business

Industry body unveils landmark survey
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) have called on younger workers in the insurance industry to take part in a landmark survey.

The industry body wants the thoughts of those under-35 and in the insurance industry in a bid to understand ongoing concerns around a skills gap within the industry.

The survey is designed to give a better understanding of career paths and improve attraction and retention of young employees by capturing the experiences, career aspirations, motivations and professional characteristics of under-35s.

Prue Willsford, CEO of ANZIIF, said that the international survey is the first time the body has collected the thoughts of younger workers for the industry and will hopefully shed some light on a challenging issue.

“With so much talk around the gap left by retiring baby boomers and the ascent of gen X into the top insurance jobs, it is vital that we understand the experiences of under-thirty- fives so that we can attract, retain and develop them,” Willsford said.

“This survey is a key part of us gaining insight into this demographic and understanding how we can harness its talents and skills. With a clearer understanding of this group we will be best placed to establish ourselves as the employers and industry of choice, and this is an important factor in setting insurance up for future success.”

The survey is open to members and non-members alike and ANZIIF has called on the industry to share the survey with all those under the age bracket in a bid to better understand the younger cohort of the industry.

If you are under-35, click here to access the survey.