What makes Gallagher and AXA top insurance employers?

What makes Gallagher and AXA top insurance employers? | Insurance Business Australia

What makes Gallagher and AXA top insurance employers?

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts have delivered challenging conditions for hiring managers, including having too many jobs but too few applicants. In a competitive labour market, Insurance Business Australia's (IB) top insurance employers for 2022 stood out for optimising their ability to attract top talent.

Some of this year's top insurance employers in Australia are insurance giants Gallagher Australia (Gallagher) and AXA XL Australia (AXA XL). 

Gallagher is one of the world's largest insurance brokerage, risk management, and consulting firms. It has more than 39,000 employees across the globe, helping people and businesses move forward confidently despite facing a challenging market. So, what made it one of the top insurance employers in Australia this year? IB's research found that during the company's 90 years in business, one thing has remained consistent: ethics.

“Gallagher operates a little differently from other insurance brokers by being the only brokerage to be named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies 11 times in a row. That means more than 850 offices in over 65 countries all operate in a way that upholds ethical business practices and puts clients first,” the IB team found.

Another insurance giant that made it to this year's list is AXA XL, which combines a strong and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace.

Catherine Carlyon, country manager for Australia at AXA XL, told IB that the company aims to become a trusted expert and partner in risk, protecting what matters to its clients, colleagues, and communities.

“Our values reflect who we are and how we think and act to shape the company culture. Our values are ‘Customer First, Integrity, Courage, and One AXA.’ Our thinking starts with our clients and brokers, which shapes our decisions. We trust our judgment to do the right thing for our customers, employees, stakeholders, and partners. We communicate clearly and act to make things happen. We act as one team,” Carlyon said.

Find out more about Gallagher and AXA XL's initiatives to take care of their people, consumers, and communities or see the rest of the list by reading IB's Top Insurance Employers 2022 report.