Insurance census

Analysis: The road to inclusion

Most people in the industry would probably describe themselves as open-minded, abhorring any kind of discrimination and supportive of more diversity in the workplace. The enthusiasm for change from all quarters is testament to that

March 2017 Post: Census and CII CEO

My one-year-old just started toddling. She was so proud after pushing her walker to the other side of the room that she applauded herself. As a result, she lost her balance and landed on her bum.

Insurance Census 2017: Face of insurance

Insurance, like many financial services sectors, has a reputation for being pale, stale and male. In Post’s latest research Michèle Bacchus finds out if the description still fits and what the industry is doing to effect change

This Week in Post: Census, success and snow

The snowflakes trickling gently down from the skies across the nation remind me of the vast number of people who trickle through the doors of the insurance sector - people, our Census closes today!

Diversity: Why does diversity matter?

Diversity in your business should not be an exercise in ticking boxes. Research shows a diverse workforce is a good business strategy – one that can impact and strengthen the bottom line.

Editor's comment: Learning from the whizz kids

My six year-old is a whizz on the iPad and has been since he was four. While I carefully follow the instructions to the apps we download, he learns as he plays and instinctively works out when he needs to tap, tilt or shake the tablet.

Editor's comment: A woman's work

In the week we celebrated International Women’s Day, the UK’s intelligence agencies were told by MPs to vary their traditional recruiting of white males and instead recruit middle-aged mothers because they are ‘emotionally intelligent’.

Insurance Census: Race: Background check

In the final part of Post's Insurance Census on diversity in the industry, the focus is on race. To what extent does the sector offer equal opportunities to ethnic minorities - and how much has the situation improved in recent years?

Insurance Census: Age: The generation game

In the second of a three-part series on diversity in the industry, age comes under the spotlight. How are different age groups represented across insurance, and what is being done to entice the next generation of employees into insurance?

Insurance Census: Gender: Battle of the Sexes?

In the first of a three-part series on diversity in the industry, Post analyses the role of gender in insurance. Does the traditional image of a male-dominated industry hold true, or do females have a strong presence across the sector?

Post Blog: The great diversity cover-up

For the past four years I have worked as a journalist in the insurance sector, learning the trade, meeting the people that matter and, most importantly, serving the readers of Post Magazine.

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