Employee Engagement & Development

We’re deeply committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional talent. Our PURE Principles ask our employees to “be obsessed with getting better,” and we invest in their development, not only to create a culture where employees feel empowered to deliver on PURE’s commitment to provide an exceptional member experience, but also to create rewarding lives.

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.


PURE’S INAUGURAL TRAINING CLASS — SIX YEARS LATER



Joe Markovich

AVP, Business Development – Western Region

What I like most about PURE…

“I enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit that is embedded in PURE’s culture, as well as the sense of ownership and pride that each employee has for the company. PURE has opened many doors for me; most recently, I was given the opportunity to build our business in a new territory which also allowed me to move back to my hometown of Seattle.”


Robert C. Jackson III

AVP, Business Development – Southeast Region

What I like most about PURE…

“PURE is a family – from senior management down. Day in and day out, I feel the full and unwavering support of each one of my colleagues.”


Matthew Sweitzer

Underwriting Manager

What I like most about PURE…

“I feel valued at PURE. Hard work and achievements are recognized here. Since joining PURE, I’ve been given multiple opportunities to pursue career growth. And best of all, working at PURE led me to meet my future wife - who I will marry later this year.”


Samuel Cutler

Senior Underwriter

What I like most about PURE…

“I really appreciate the close-knit-community feel that we’ve built. At PURE, my hard work has paid off. I’ve grown personally and professionally since joining the organization and I can’t thank my colleagues enough for that.”