Industry Celebrates Insurance Careers Month
This February marks the fifth annual Insurance Careers Month, an initiative to inspire young people to begin a career in insurance, share what makes the industry great, and collaborate to retain emerging leaders. This year, weekly themes include tech and innovation, diversity and inclusion, and culture and philanthropy. The Insurance Careers Movement has also shared resources for companies who use social media to start conversations about industry careers.
To celebrate the event, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) hosted a webinar this month titled “Finding, Hiring and Managing Millennial Insurance Pros” where QuestPro’s Taylor Jones spoke on strategies for attracting and recruiting the next generation of insurance talent. ICT’s Education Foundation also grants scholarships to college students studying risk management or insurance and provides academic achievement awards to students in Texas business schools to enhance their insurance and risk management programs.
To promote employment in the insurance industry, many colleges and universities have created initiatives to show students what is available in the field. Gamma Iota Sigma, a collegiate academic fraternity focused on promoting student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science, hosted a virtual career fair on February 11, 2020, to connect students with recruiters for entry-level and internship positions. The organization partners with companies to host other events throughout the year to engage students and bring attention to the industry.
With tens of thousands of insurance employees set to retire in the coming years, there will be plenty of opportunities for those entering the workforce. Though it only began in 2015, Insurance Careers Month has drawn attention to insurance as a prospective career and allows companies to start a conversation about the industry, hopefully drawing more to a profession in insurance.