From: Captive International

To attract the next generation of talent, the captives industry must first understand what that generation wants – that means talking to younger people and getting creative in delivering that in a way that makes the industry attractive.

That was the theme of a panel discussion called ‘Engaging, Retaining and Developing the Next Generation of Talent’, which took place at the Captive Insurance Companies Association’s (CICA) annual conference, taking place in Tucson this week (March 6-8).

In the session, a panel of speakers with varied experience and perspectives discussed how organizations can engage with the next generation of talent –from both a recruitment and a career development perspective. Panellists ranged from young to veteran industry professionals, allowing attendees insight into various viewpoints.

The panel comprised: Diana Hardy, Audit Partner, RH CPAs; Molly Hentges, Account Executive, Gallagher Bassett’ Nick Hentges, CEO, Captive Resources; and Brittany Nevins, Captive Insurance Economic Development Director, State of Vermont.

Nevins said: “During the pandemic, a lot of younger people took a step back and reconsidered what they are doing with their lives. But to attract that generation, you have to understand them and what they want. You need to talk to that generation and understand them first – what are they looking for? People increasingly want work-life balance and meaning in their lives.”

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