A CII survey has revealed the profession’s progress with attracting and retaining diverse talent.
The professional body surveyed 46 HR practitioners from across the insurance profession during July and August and found eight out of 10 (79%) monitor gender in terms of talent attraction, while one in five (19%) set targets based on gender.
Firms that set targets for gender diversity in their attraction strategies stated they were meeting these goals.
Almost six out of 10 (57%) businesses polled monitored ethnicity but just 7% of those firms set specific targets for attracting talent based on ethnicity, race or nationality.
Only a quarter (25%) of insurance businesses that set targets for ethnically diverse talent are meeting those targets.
Just 2% of the insurance businesses polled set targets for attracting disabled talent and only 5% had targets to improve age diversity.
Sexual orientation and social mobility were the least actively monitored groups.
Only 12% of firms monitor social mobility and 24% monitor sexual orientation, according to the survey, which was unveiled at the Dive In session on ‘Attracting and retaining diverse talent’in September.