Industry body unveils landmark survey

Industry body unveils landmark survey | Insurance Business

Industry body unveils landmark survey
Under 35s working in insurance are being asked to complete an international survey to help improve retention levels in the industry.

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has developed the survey in response to ongoing concerns about a skills shortage in the industry and the industry push to improve attraction and retention.

The survey is designed to capture the experiences, career aspirations, motivations and professional characteristics of under-35s by asking questions such as whether or not they plan to stay in the industry, what their biggest challenges are and what their company could do to retain them for the next five years.

“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-35s so that we can attract, retain and develop them,” said Prue Willsford, CEO of ANZIIF.

“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 aimed at both ANZIIF members and non-members, who can take the survey by visiting, accessing the link on ANZIIF’s Facebook page, Twitter or LinkedIn or by emailing