Once again my thanks to the team at Intelligent Insurer for the opportunity to host a panel on a topic that is very close to my heart at their excellent Intelligent InsurTech event earlier this week.
The quoted article provides a snapshot of our debate, and even the discussion itself only scratched the surface of the challenges we all face in the hunt for talent. We barely even touched the topics of Millenials, Gig Economy, Brexit, Education, nor many others that have a huge impact on how to structure an effective and engaged workforce.
Happy to pick this topic up directly with any and all, no doubt the excellent panellists are of a similar disposition!
The topic ‘Build a workforce fit for the digital economy—what does it take to acquire and retain a talented, diverse and inclusive company’ was debated by a panel of experts including Sam White (CEO of Pukka Insure), Gareth Eggle (founder and principal of Eggle Consulting), Justine Lutterodt (director of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership), and Rupal Kantaria (strategic advisor for Social Impact and co-founder of Mission INCLUDE at Oliver Wyman). The panel agreed that it is important for some companies to take a risk in becoming as diverse as possible. However, it also agreed that the industry first needs to overcome the inertia of the past, especially as the London Market is dominated by Lloyd’s of London, a place that has heritage and history and a tendency to hang on to it.