Hiring the next generation of insurance professionals. The main challenge working against insurance recruiters is that today’s talent has little knowledge about the benefits of working in the industry. However, insurance companies have the power to change this. (Photo: fizkes/Adobe Stock)

It is a well-known issue that the insurance industry is vastly understaffed. In fact, 53% of property & casualty insurance companies plan to aggressively hire within the next 12 months to close their talent gaps, according to Aon and The Jacobson Group’s Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Market Study. The study also revealed that insurance firms are finding it increasingly difficult to fill open positions across their organizations, from operations and claims to analytics and underwriting.

With an overall U.S. unemployment rate of 4.8% in September 2021, why are job seekers not pursuing these open roles?

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