Green Talent Is The Best Talent
Having spent almost two decades in the insurance industry, I have first-hand knowledge of the methods employed by successful companies to entice and keep talented employees. The best and brightest employees have options, so keeping them engaged and loyalty requires a commitment to their growth and satisfaction.
After navigating these choppy waters, I've seen countless leaders and organizations capsize under pressure. But I've also discovered a few life rafts—strategies to help you boost your recruitment and retention efforts.
Here are some tips to attract and keep the industry's top talent:
🔸Emphasize career growth
For emerging insurance professionals, opportunities for learning and career progression are appealing. In job postings and interviews, emphasize career development. Make career paths clear, so employees know what they need to do to advance.
🔸Focus on work-life balance
In peak seasons, the insurance industry requires long hours and a heavy workload. To balance that off, offer generous time off, flexible schedules, and work-from-home options to attract candidates. Create a stress-free, well-being-supportive workplace. This only can be achieve if your culture is fit to foster accountability with that flexibility.
🔸Continuously train and recognize
Insurance is an ever-evolving field, so ongoing learning and development are essential. Give employees resources and opportunities to learn. Recognize and reward excellent performance. Showing top talent you value them through bonuses, promotions, or public recognition will keep them engaged and loyal.
🔸Highlight mission and impact
For many, working for a company that makes a positive difference is appealing. Communicate how your services help clients and communities. Note the social impact of the work and its greater purpose in job ads and interviews to attract candidates seeking purpose and meaning in their careers.
Want to be a talent magnet? Show how you care about your employees, be fun, be passionate.
While going the extra mile isn't easy, the reward is a crew of dedicated all-stars steering your company to success. So don't be a recruitment and retention Scrooge—unleash your inner talent crusader and watch your business soar to new heights!
Green Talent is the best talent! 📣