How insurers can turn unconscious bias into opportunity

02-02-2021

How insurers can turn unconscious bias into opportunity

The concept of unconscious bias might have come to the attention of many re/insurers only recently, but it is already something they cannot ignore and must embrace if they are to survive—let alone thrive. Intelligent Insurer reports.

The unintended consequences of unconscious bias can have direct and profound consequences for re/insurers—and not only in terms of recruitment and talent development. Some commentators say it will represent the difference between surviving and thriving for many firms going forward. 

That was one of the main takeaways from a panel discussion “Unconscious bias: how to avoid missing diverse talent”. The discussion took place on Intelligent Insurer’s Re/insurance Lounge, an online platform where interviews and panel discussions are available on demand.

The event featured Rebecca Bole, head of industry engagement, CyberCube; Natasha Scotland Courcy, SVP, general counsel, co-chief operating officer, Athene Life Re, and board member of Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers; Matthew Connell, director of policy and public affairs, Chartered Insurance Institute (CII); Lara Pedley, UK director, ISC Group; and Michelle Johnson, chief talent & diversity officer, Palomar.


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