How to Get Hired
We asked ACUITY Insurance for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At ACUITY, we align our hiring strategies with the company’s core values. Those cores values include developing and empowering people, acting with integrity, having fun, driving excellence, innovating, working as a team, having open communication, and respecting and trusting others. By ensuring that candidates have the capacity to uphold these values, we are confirming that they will be a “cultural fit” to the organization. We value a positive attitude and willingness to learn as well as aspirations to serve as a leader. This hiring strategy allows us to recruit and retain those with potential to become the future leaders of our organization.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees that approach us with general familiarity of ACUITY as well as a genuine interest in establishing a career with us are the ones who attract our attention. We appreciate it when candidates take the time to demonstrate how their past experiences will be transferrable into the position they are applying for. Whether we talk to candidates in person or read a cover letter submitted online, we appreciate hearing about their abilities to establish lasting relationships with others and how they have proven themselves to be reliable colleagues in the past. A professional follow-up via email, a handwritten note, or a voicemail is a great way to stand out from the other applicants.
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
ACUITY’s hiring process does not have any unusual or rigorous steps. Each part of the interview process has been developed to evaluate a candidate’s competencies and how he or she might fit with our corporate culture. Throughout the process, candidates have the opportunity to meet with a representative from Human Resources and management.This allows for effective information sharing and determination of whether a candidate is the right match for ACUITY. Our Human Resources team makes many efforts to have open communication with the candidate throughout the entire process. ACUITY strives to be the easiest insurance company to do business with, and we carry this same philosophy into our hiring initiatives by being an easy company to talk to and interview with.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
ACUITY has plans to hire 100-150 employees each year for the next several years. These hires will include both entry-level and experienced positions. However, a major focus of our recruitment initiatives will include the addition of staff to our underwriting and claims departments. As mentioned earlier, we first ensure that candidates have the capacity to uphold ACUITY’s core values. We believe that this in turn will continue to foster the culture that we have become so proud of, even in times of outstanding growth. ACUITY is also in the process of expanding upon specific segments of our business, such as in the trucking and manufacturing industries. We recently expanded our marketing department by adding a “branding” team composed of employees who focus on ACUITY’s brand in the insurance industry and beyond. As ACUITY continues to grow, so too will these different segments of the business.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Those interested in pursuing employment with ACUITY have many different avenues of connecting with us. First and foremost, we encourage candidates to visit our website at www.acuity.com/careers in order to learn more about our company culture and the opportunities we have to offer. We encourage candidates to formally submit an application and cover letter online. They are also welcome to reach out via email, LinkedIn, or voicemail for professional follow-up. As mentioned earlier, the Human Resources team attends job fairs and we encourage you to approach us so that we can get to know you better.