It is a mantra that is being repeated more and more: That as a business you are only as good as the people you employ; and that you can best manage and fulfil your customer needs by recruiting a workforce that is as diverse and representative of the population you serve.
Insurance has for a long time being characterised a ‘grey, male and stale’, but times are changing. With insurers, brokers and all parts of the insurance supply chain making strides to consign this stereotype to history; and change the perception of a sector which remains so important to the economic outlook of the country.
With this in mind, Insurance Post and Insurance Age is delighted to announce that it will hold the first Diversity and Inclusion in Insurance Awards in November.
The event will celebrate individuals who work in the insurance sector who have done the most to champion D&I awareness and issues within their organisation and wider afield in areas such as LGBT+ rights; mental health; disability rights; gender and race equality.
There will also be organisational awards to celebrate the businesses that have made notable strides to empower staff to tackle D&I issues; carry out a progressive recruitment strategy; and to become a more flexible employer.