The book to solve the Insurance industry’s talent crisis
Having spent 10 years in the insurance industry as a millennial, this book had many great points that resonated with me. I've often found myself adapting to the approach of boomers as they predominantly control the industry but this book shows the other side of the equation. It is a great quick read that applies as much to other generations as it does millennials. I would recommend it for anyone in a leadership position looking to better understand the talent pipeline and future landscape of the industry. The insurance industry is a fascinating, stable, and can provide significant career opportunities; this book helps articulate that value to the next generation of aspiring leaders!
Every insurance CEO should read this! This is a quick read that every industry leader should study. Understanding how to engage Millennials is key to business success.
Really enjoyed Insuring Tomorrow by Carly Burnham and Tony Canas. Their research, knowledge and insight into our next generation of professionals in our industry was enlightening and thought provoking. A great read for the leaders of our industry as we prepare for the next group that will take the reins of the insurance business. For those not in the insurance business, there are many transferable insights for engaging the next generation in any business segment.
Insuring Tomorrow puts forth a compelling argument not only for hiring Millennials, but actively looking to adjuster your company to fit them. Starting with a thorough handling of the "why" behind the Y Generation, Tony and Carly paint a portrait of their generation that is vivid and complete. There's no time to think it through, workshop it, or wargame it. We need to implement and implement now.
Provides insurance executives a compelling call to action with genuine passion for the industry.
Read the book, chock full of good insight and information.
This is an incredibly well written book about a serious problem. Tony and Carly have clearly done their homework and their analysis and advice can be a game-changer. This is an essential book for all Insurance Hiring Executives.
I read Insuring Tomorrow in one sitting during a flight to London. It is truly outstanding!
I finished the book a couple weeks ago. You guys did a fantastic job! Well played and found it very insightful, so much so that I have already bought seven additional copies and gifted five of them.
I am reading your book right now and it is brilliant!
I have read "Insuring Tomorrow" and it is excellent! I have recommended that ALL leaders in my company read it. I am a Gen Xer and yet many of the changes you suggest we make for Millennials would be exciting to me as well. Thank you!
Must read for all the Baby Boomers and Xers, the Millennials I associate with are super engaged & highly motivated - time to stop bashing and embrace the talent that is before us.
Insuring Tomorrow is not only the best thing written about Millennials in the Insurance industry, it's the best thing I've read on Millennials in the workplace period.
I read "Insuring Tomorrow" and I couldn't put it down. Great, quick read chock full of enlightenment for a non-millennia. Thank you for all you are doing in the industry! You and your work are impressive.
Essential reading for insurance executives to compete in the way for talent.
Really enjoyed your book (Insuring Tomorrow)! As a frequent employer of Millennials, I found it very useful.
Tony, just finished reading Insuring Tomorrow. Thank you to you and Carly for sharing your insights. I have so many passages highlighted, starred, and earmarked that I felt like I was back in college! I am excited to share the book with our senior management and am ordering a copy for each of them today. Cheers to all Insurance Nerds!
Any who care about the future of the insurance industry, especially those who are involved in talent management and recruiting should read this book.
An entirely relevant, necessary and essential read for leaders in insurance. The best book on understanding culture since Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers,
Tony Cañas is a young insurance nerd, blogger, podcaster, and speaker. He’s the voice of the Millennial generation in the insurance industry, helping the industry understand how to engage this large demographic that will soon make up over 50% of the workforce.
Tony was born and raised in Costa Rica and moved to the US in 2002, receiving his BS in Management Information Systems and MBA both from Iowa State University. He has been in the insurance industry since 2009. During that time he has completed his CPCU,
AU, AIC, ARM, ARe, ASLI, API, AIS and AINS designations along with his Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator and Advanced
Communicator Bronze public speaking designations. Having
worked in claims, underwriting, finance, and sales at four different insurance carriers, six cities, and five states, he has gained a broad understanding of the industry.
Tony has been very involved in the industry’s effort to recruit and retain Millennials and has become a well known speaker and blogger on the topic.
Tony’s favorite activity in the world is presenting his one hour session about Engaging and Retaining Millennials in the Insurance Industry. Tony shows up in his superman shirt, red sports jacket,
and red shades and entertains and informs the audience in this unique-in-the-industry interactive experience. On average, 80% of the audience rates the presentation as “Very Good” or “Excellent” in the live survey at the conclusion.
In the last few years, he has presented it at the CPCU Society Leadership Conference in Phoenix; the CPCU Society Annual Meeting in Anaheim; the Ohio Insurance Education Day in Columbus; RISC Trends in Richmond, Virginia; the NAMIC Personal Lines Conference in Chicago; and in a variety of local CPCU Society Chapters.
He has been featured by “The Edge,” the national magazine of the CPCU Society; the newsletter of the Iowa CPCU Society; American Agent & Broker; and was named as one of the “Top Young Agents
of 2013″ by PropertyCasualty360.
Tony is passionate about insurance, technology, innovation, and about engaging Millennials in the insurance industry.
You can view more about him on his Linkedin Profile:
Carly began her insurance career in 2004 as an office assistant at an agency in her hometown of Duluth, MN. She got licensed as a producer while working at that agency and progressed to serve as an office manager. Working in the agency is how she fell in love with the industry. She saw first hand the good that insurance consumers experienced by having the proper protection.
When Carly moved to Des Moines in 2010, she decided to commit to the industry, and she completed her CPCU in one year, finishing it in 2012 and attending commencement in New Orleans. She completed her MBA at Iowa State University in 2014. During this
time, she and Tony founded a Gen Y Associate Resource Group at Nationwide in Des Moines.
After they both left Nationwide, Tony recruited Carly to co-author and manage InsNerds.com. She has the difficult task of keeping his
constant flow of crazy ideas focused and helping to flesh them out into useful articles. Carly enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas about the future of the industry and finds the website a good outlet for this passion.
Carly is currently a Commercial Underwriter at Erie Insurance, in Erie, PA. She is involved in the Presque Isle CPCU Society Chapter; the CPCU Society New Designee Committee; the CPCU Society Underwriting Interest Group; the CPCU Society Leadership and Managerial Excellence Interest Group; and the Commercial Underwriting Training Program at Erie Insurance. She also writes “Next Wave,” a monthly column in the “Perspectives” section of Best’s Review.
You can view more about her on her Linkedin Profile: