Revealed: Most in-demand insurance skills for the second half of 2019

Revealed: Most in-demand insurance skills for the second half of 2019 | Insurance Business

Revealed: Most in-demand insurance skills for the second half of 2019

Recruiting expert Hays has revealed the top insurance skills shortfalls for the second half of 2019.

According to the latest Hays Jobs Report, insurance risk and compliance specialists, senior life insurance professionals, and account executives and managers with insurance software and product knowledge are “in demand” between July and December this year.

The report, updated twice a year to reflect market conditions, found that 47% of employers intend to increase permanent staff levels over the coming year.

Also making it to the list of insurance skills shortfalls are project managers, change managers and IT infrastructure support professionals, workers’ compensation case managers, professionals with specialist digital and technology skills, project manager and business analysts, and climate change experts.

“Between July and December 2019, this vacancy activity will result from continued disruption and change across the insurance industry, particularly in the general and life insurance industries due to transformations,” Hays said. “This is creating strong job opportunities for skilled insurance professionals, as well as new entrants to the industry, who can benefit by building the foundation of a strong and lasting career.”