Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has voiced his support for Insurance Careers Month, an industry-wide collaborative initiative, officially launched this week in the US, Bermuda and the UK.
The initiative has been prompted by the talent crisis facing the US insurance industry, according to Hamilton. The firm said that in four years, as Baby Boomers retire, an estimated 400,000 positions will open in the insurance industry.
Insurance Careers Month is the first phase of a long-term strategy to raise awareness of and interest in insurance as a compelling career choice for Millenials.
Hamilton’s operations in Bermuda will begin its observation of Insurance Careers Month with a presentation on Tuesday, February 1 at Hamilton Rotary Club. Three Millennial employees working at the company’s reinsurance operations, Hamilton Re, will discuss what led them to a career in reinsurance and what makes their job appealing.
Hamilton will join employees in more than 300 companies in supporting the social media campaign developed in support of Insurance Careers Month, with posts to its Facebook and LinkedIn pages and use of hashtags developed for communications on Twitter.
Hamilton will also be inviting secondary school and Bermuda College students to visit their offices to meet other Millennials working in re/insurance and to get a sense of career opportunities the industry offers.
Brian Duperreault, Hamilton Insurance Group, Insurance Careers Month, Bermuda