Finding your way in a new work environment can be both challenging and exciting. According to Ryan Sardelli, OneBeacon employees can easily navigate our company due to its size and structure. Ryan, who joined our Management Liability group as Vice President earlier this year, shares what makes a career at our company special in our latest Why OneBeacon clip.
What makes our work environment enjoyable? According to OneBeacon Senior Operations Manager Vanessa Divita, it’s the people. Hear Vanessa share how her colleagues inspire a culture of success in our latest “Why OneBeacon” clip.
In our latest Why OneBeacon-themed video, Financial Institutions’ Senior Underwriter Alex Ward offers insight into our culture and work environment. Watch the short clip to hear Alex share what makes our workplace special. And be sure to check out other Why OneBeacon-related stories and news here.
Why OneBeacon? “It’s a small company with a great community feel,” says OneBeacon Healthcare Underwriter Hannah Schleker. Watch the short clip to hear Hannah share what makes OneBeacon a special place to work.
For more employee insight on our culture and workplace, stay tuned for additional clips in the coming weeks! And for current job opportunities, please visit our Career Center.
Each October we enjoy the opportunity to give back with our industry colleagues during the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Week of Giving (WoG). This year, members of our Boston and Canton offices prepared meals at the Pine Street Inn alongside local Guy Carpenter employees. At our Denver office, employees held a food drive to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission. Read more about our WoG activities on our Way to Give blog, and learn more about this annual event on the IICF’s website.
With 25% of industry employees nearing retirement by 2018, there is a growing need to inspire young talent to join our workforce. That’s why we’re joining the Insurance Careers Movement, an industry-wide campaign that reinforces how insurance hits the career trifecta: it’s stable, limitless and rewarding. Following are a few simple ways that those in our industry can participate, as well as examples of our efforts.
- Share your career stories. Watch the clip to hear our employees share why they chose a career in insurance and feel a young person could thrive in our industry.
- Connect with college students. Attending alumni events, speaking on panels and exhibiting at career fairs are great ways to network with students. Look for our booth at the University of Minnesota’s Actuarial Career Fair on Monday, Sept. 26!
- Join the conversation. What better place to reach young individuals than social media? You can join the Twitter conversation by tagging your Tweets with #CareerTrifecta, and be sure to follow our updates at @OneBeaconJobs!
A team from OneBeacon Financial Services is attending the Texas Bankers Association Annual Convention & Exposition from Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6. The event will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, Texas. If you’re headed to the convention, please say hello to Financial Services’ Assistant Vice Presidents Lisa Phillips and Keith Fruechte. They will be exhibiting at booth #417 along with members of the Texas Bankers Insurance Agency. For more on the event, please visit Texas Bankers’ event site.
OneBeacon Government Risks’ Claims Examiner Sarah Schmitz will present on Thursday, April 7 at the 2016 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) annual conference. Her session will take place at 11:30 a.m. ET and focus on municipal law and medical marijuana in the workplace. Find out more about this three-day, Orlando-based event by visiting Government Risks’ In the Know blog>>
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, an ideal time to remind employees about the risks involved with shifting your focus behind the wheel. From texting to inputting directions on a GPS, the temptation to multitask while driving is all around us. And when we lose our focus, even momentarily, it is difficult to operate a vehicle safely, reasonably and responsibly.
If an employee is involved in an accident while distracted, the employer may be held liable for injuries or damages. The good news is that distracted driving is preventable. This article by OneBeacon Financial Services President Craig Collins outlines preventative measures and policies employers can implement to help protect their company, its employees and everyone else on the road.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women’s contributions to society as well as to our industry. From underwriters to senior executives, a wide range of occupations within the insurance industry are held by women. According to the Insurance Information Institute, women accounted for nearly 60% of our industry’s workforce last year. We caught up with a few OneBeacon women who shared their experience working in insurance.
OneBeacon Accident Group President Lori Cernera says the industry has given her ample room to use her skills and foster collaborative teams. “I don’t identify as a woman in the insurance industry,” says Lori, “but rather as an insurance professional who has had the opportunity to stimulate career growth for my teammates and colleagues. It’s been a blast!”
Actuarial’s Holly High, a Predictive Modeling Specialist, says she is thankful to be a part of an industry that offers fantastic opportunities for women. “The industry has allowed me to utilize my skills and background to grow both personally and professionally,” added Holly.
Brenda Craig, who oversees OneBeacon Healthcare’s Medical Facilities & Senior Living Organization divisions, says her favorite part about working in insurance is introducing young people to the industry and watching them enjoy rewarding careers.
Though Women’s History Month is coming to a close, we are grateful year-round for women’s contributions – and commitment – to our industry!
Know a woman in insurance who’s inspired your career? Add your comments here.