Here are a few ways we enhanced our employee development program in 2015:
New Personal Development Opportunities
We continue to invest in professionally focused training, such as leadership development, improving job-related skills, and purEQ—a program that helps employees develop emotional intelligence and a deep sense of empathy. We also began offering programs geared toward personal development. Among them is our Passions Funds program, which encourages employees to pursue their interests outside of the workplace. Through this program, we contribute towards accredited and other certification programs, like photography, salsa dancing, tai chi, and even racecar driving (just to name a few examples of the programs to which we have already contributed for PURE employees). Supporting our employees’ passions is one way PURE helps create a more engaged and enthusiastic workforce.
Largest Training Class Since Inception
Last spring, we welcomed our largest class of recent college graduates to our training program. The program introduces young talent to PURE and the insurance industry by exposing participants to multiple practice areas before splitting off into departmental training. It includes classroom-style and on-the-job training, as well as one-on-one mentoring.
Since our inaugural training class in 2010, the program has brought more than 70 talented young individuals into our organization. We are proud that 100% of that first class of graduates are still employed with PURE and have each had meaningful and purposeful careers—a testament to the culture and opportunities that exist within this organization.