Research and Insights in The Insurance World

We conduct our own research and interview industry leaders on topics of interest to insurance industry professionals like you. Here you’ll find reports, interviews, articles and more on key trends we’ve identified and where the insurance industry in Canada is headed. We also present our insights on the human resources issues that matter to industry leaders, like employee motivation, improving team performance in the workplace and recruiting, hiring and retaining insurance employees.


Recruiting Practices in the Insurance Industry

Published on Nov. 1, 2013

In June 2013, we commissioned an independent market research firm to conduct research on current recruitment practices for middle management and executive positions in the Canadian insurance industry, with some very interesting results.

Here’s what you’ll learn from this report:

  • The biggest challenges faced by those responsible for recruiting, hiring and retaining mid to senior level talent in the insurance industry. For example, 45.5% of respondents frequently deal with employees seeking premature promotions.
  • Which methods insurance industry organizations are using to recruit for executive positions and how those differ from those used for middle management. 61% use different methods to recruit senior executives.
  • The most important criteria for insurance industry organizations when selecting an executive search firm. 55% prefer that search firm consultants have previous experience

This document is available in English only. If you would like to discuss this report in French, please email

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