At Central, we believe that one of the best investments we can make is actively developing our employees. The insurance industry is constantly evolving, and true success is based on not only meeting the needs of today, but tomorrow as well.
As a part of our commitment to excellence, we strive to foster a culture of possibility and opportunity by providing a path to growth for our people. Established in 2021, Central’s Job Rotational Program gives participants a chance to experience placements in different departments, roles and areas of interest. The program is designed to support employee development while also fostering cross-department relationships, mentorship and collaboration.
A typical JPR placement is approximately 18 months, and includes rotations through four different roles and departments. At the end of the JRP experience, rotational members can apply to their area of interest for a role. There are currently seven Central employees participating in the JRP.
We recently sat down with two of our current JRP participants, LaToya Scott, Human Resources Specialist, and Cason White, Claims Transformation Specialist, to learn more about their experience in the program.
Why do you think the JRP is important to Central?
LS: The JRP gives employees an opportunity to dabble in different jobs, but ultimately it helps ensure that the right talent is in the right place within the company.
What drew you to the JRP?
CW: I wanted to make myself a more well-rounded employee by increasing my knowledge of the business side of Central.
LS: I spent 16 years in a “claims bubble,” consumed with claims and settlements. I didn’t have time to look ahead and think about what I really wanted in my future at Central. Participating in the JRP has helped me see a career path here that goes beyond a function or role.
How does your participation in the JRP tie into Central’s core values?
CW: Moving between departments is an opportunity to build deeper relationships with different teams and leaders. Learning about other areas of the company, tackling new projects and solving business needs for the company contributes to our spirit of excellence.
LS: In working closely with new and different people, I have built so many relationships and continue to learn new things every day.
How does the JRP contribute to Central’s culture?
CW: Our culture starts at the top and perpetuates a learning atmosphere. We’re not afraid to try new things here, and that sends a message that it’s ok to try—even if you fail—because you might also succeed.
As we head into 2022, we’re also excited to announce the newest members of our JRP: Joanne Myers, Nichole Cox, Yixuan Du and James Garrett. Get to know them below:
Joanne Myers will be joining the Claims Transformation team as a Claims Workload Specialist. Joanne has been with Central for two-and-a-half years. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Joanne enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to the lake in the summer.
Nichole Cox will be joining the Underwriting team as an Underwriting Analyst. Nichole will be graduating from Bowling Green State University this spring with her BSBA in Finance, Insurance Risk Management, and Sales & Service Marketing. Nichole enjoys golfing, being outdoors, and spending time with her pets.
Yixuan Du will be joining the Claims Transformation team as a Claims Compliance Analyst. Yixuan has her Bachelor of Law from China University and her Master of Law from the University of Connecticut. Yixuan enjoys traveling and cooking in her free time.
James Garrett will be joining the Enterprise Intelligence team as an Enterprise Data Analyst. James will be graduating from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance with a minor in Marketing. In his spare time, James enjoys watching and participating in multiple sports, especially golf.
Want to learn more about what it’s like to work at Central? Check out our Careers page to learn more.