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Insurance Industry’s Talent Hunt. It’s Time to Turn Up the Volume: Viewpoint

The insurance industry needs help — lots of it. By 2020, it’s predicted that we’ll have 400,000 open positions. Of course, we’ve been talking about the talent shortage for years; it’s not new news. But we’ve primarily limited our worried …

Are Agencies Overpaying for Young Employees Today?

Memo to insurance agency owners seeking to onboard new employees: Expect to pay more, offer more and train more. Those trying to hire know that already. “What we’re seeing in particular in Texas, and I imagine in other places, too, …

Millennials in Insurance Talk Age and Tech Gaps, Insurance Being a ‘Well-Kept Secret’

What is the best part about working in insurance? For a group of millennials speaking with Insurance Journal at a July roundtable, the answer was simple. “The people,” roundtable participants agreed. At the same event, when asked about one challenge …

Young Insurance Agents Taking the Lead in Digital Marketing

Thousands of discussions, debates and arguments are taking place in agency offices across the country between principals and ambitious young producers about the role of digital marketing. There are also more than a few stories about millennial producers becoming frustrated …

Young Insurance Agents: Tell Us What You Think

Are you a young insurance agent, 40 years old or younger? Do you know a young insurance agent? Insurance Journal is searching for young insurance agents to participate in this year’s Young Insurance Agents Opinion Survey. Tell us what you …

Wanted: Young Insurance Professionals to Help Recruit Others

Insurance industry executives and groups working to attract millennials to the sector are now actively targeting their younger colleagues to help get the word out. On Dec. 2, the recruiting initiative held a webinar designed to appeal to younger property/casualty …

Insurance Industry Not Alone in Missing the Mark with Millennials

Could it be that the property/casualty insurance industry has company in not feeling the love of millennials? Yes, it could. The Hartford has released new research that shows key industries driving the U.S. economy, including retail, construction and manufacturing, are …

How to Interest Millennials in Insurance Careers

Many property/casualty insurance professionals are worried about how the industry is going to replace the huge population of baby boomers retiring now and over the next decade. Almost half of insurance industry professionals are over age 45, with 25 percent …

Young Agents Rate Flexibility, Career Growth Over Technology: Vertafore Survey

Technology is not an incentive when it comes to attracting and retaining millennials to the insurance industry but it can provide overall job satisfaction in terms of flexibility and career growth opportunities, according to a new survey released by insurance …

Why Some Young Agents Chose Insurance as a Career

The call to become an insurance agent is different for everyone. For Matthew Ostrow the call to become an independent agent came via social media. Thirty-year old Ostrow entered insurance just five months ago after a recruiting firm contacted him …