How IT Professionals Can Be A Perfect Insurance Match

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In recent news, cyber-warfare is a top risk for the insurance industry to minimize. The article on the Top 10 Extreme Risks for the Insurance Industry includes cyber-warfare and major data compromising risk factors. What does this mean in terms of personnel changes within the property/casualty insurance field? IT professionals can prove to be of major value to insurance companies in this technological age.

IT professionals are continuously researching and staying at the forefront of information technology securities and strategies. With cyber-warfare being a top risk to the Insurance Industry in 2014, IT professionals are a priceless asset in the prevention and response of cyber-attacks.

The recent data breach of Target stores shows us that a security breach of financial and sensitive personal information does more damage than the cyber-attack itself. The hacker security attack caused Target’s 4th quarter profits to drop by a whopping 46%. As we can see, security breaches of this magnitude cause business to come to a screeching halt and financial losses of emergency proportion snowball until security response strategies are implemented. Better yet, cyber liability and breach protection/prevention is key and IT professionals are the key keepers.

Malicious hackers are using new techniques every day to crash government and private websites. The Wall Street Journal recently reported an international record-breaking cyber-attack just this past February and it has the IT world buzzing.

IT professionals learn from past attacks to help create heightened security with new strategies that thwart off the ever evolving malicious techniques cyber attackers are using. These are just a few of the reasons why insurance companies need highly trained and experienced cyber security professionals on their team.

We have access to highly trained IT professionals in our candidate pool that we can easily source to match you with the right person to fill this niche position. Having an IT professional on your product team will allow you to offer a more secure tech world for your clients. Let us know what you are looking for in an IT candidate and we will put our experience to work for you in sourcing the best qualified IT candidate for the job.

Thinking Outside The Box For Your Job Search

Picture 3Where can I source the right job for me? It’s a common question many people have when looking for a job or considering a career change.  Sometimes thinking beyond the scope of what you are used to can prove to be the answer you are seeking.  Of the industries that are succeeding and growing, insurance companies are near the top.

Within the insurance industry Technology and Agriculture are two of the fastest growing segments.  Did you know that insurance companies are seeking experienced agriculture team members to be experts on agriculture insurance? Were you aware that experienced technology skills can be of great value to an insurance company that provides cyber-security and other technology insurance products?  It’s a case of combining your expertise with a company’s needs, even if your skill set might not be insurance related.  From agri-business insurance to technology, skills from all ends of the spectrum can be of great benefit to the insurance sector.

CSG is here to review your resume and talk with you in detail about your experience and expertise.  Together, we may discover that you have those special-niche skills that companies are in dire need of.

Contact us and let us help source the right job for you based on your experience and qualifications.  Connect with CSG founder, Darryl Coleman, on LinkedIn to begin your professional growth journey with CSG.

2014 Retirement Boom – Good News For Gen X & Gen Y

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Forbes has predicted that this year we will see a lot of “boomers” retire. Eighteen percent (18%) of them have plans to retire within five years.  Sixty-eight (68%) percent of HR professionals say that this will have a tremendous impact on the business community.  Right now, millennials account for thirty-six (36%) of the American workforce.

This is good news for Gen X’ers and Y’ers, but only if the new generation is adequately trained to take on the responsibilities a company needs. Currently, succession planning is key for many companies.  Gen X’ers and Y’ers can start preparing now for the retirement boom that is before them.

CSG is here to help coach and prepare you for the big leagues. The need for a seamless transition in leadership and responsibilities within a company is increasing. Companies are preparing for the “boomers” to retire, and the Gen X’ers and Y’ers can get a jump-start to be primed and ready to be THE one the company calls upon. CSG is here to help you be more than ready. We want to talk with you and learn about your experience and determine which company and opportunity is right for you and your professional goals.

According to LifeHealthPro, less than twenty-four (24%) percent of the insurance workforce are in their forties or younger. This leaves the large majority of workers to face retirement in the near or immediate future. There is high-demand for new talent to fill their shoes.