Instant Insights / Insurance Careers: Bridging the talent gap

The insurance industry is undergoing rapid change and disruption. For those who enjoy variety in work, there's never been a better time to consider a career in property & casualty insurance.


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Locking down millennial talent for the long haul has proven to be a difficult task for many businesses. (iStock) Locking down millennial talent for the long haul has proven to be a difficult task for many businesses. (iStock)

We’ve been talking about it for years, yet the problem still exists: Our industry needs more talented workers to join its ranks, with the skills to help solve increasingly complex business problems.

According to a recent survey of insurers, 95% currently have job openings, and 56% are planning to hire more than 50 employees within the next year. Add to this the challenges of an aging workforce. Approximately 25% of insurance professionals are expected to retire in the next several years, which will leave nearly half a million job vacancies by 2020.

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