Underwriter (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 September 2018
A lot of good employees and managers. Transitioning to new President and a lot of pressure from head office which is making the employees uneasy and insecure about their present and future. Many good employees have left in the past year, with very few being replaced. The company needs to decide whether they are a hard to place or standard market and find their identity. Products and wordings need to be brought up to industry standard and premiums are not competitive thus making it difficult for underwriters to hit their goals and targets for which they are being criticized. Communication from management needs to improve to help moral and prevent the loss of good people from the organization. Look internally to fill vacant positions and stop taking 8 to 9 months to replace those that have left. There are good people working on contract that are not only being overlooked but in some cases completed ignored as viable candidates. Current systems are old and it can be very time consuming to generate quotes. New systems are coming, however not soon enough.
Good people and managers are usually pretty accommodating to help with work life balance.
Technology, lack of communication, advancement opportunities. Head office tying hands and delaying new hiring