Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 2010)
Preparing Taiwanese Students for Insurance Industry Jobs: Curriculum Reform and Evaluation
Given the environment of the recent financial tsunami and a slowdown in global economy, to meet long-term hiring needs, insurance companies hope to recruit highly qualified graduates who do not require extensive and expensive training. On the other hand, the departments of risk management and insurance (DRMI) in universities must engage in improving their curricular to better equip and enhance their students’ employability. Therefore, both the human resources management in life insurance companies and curricular designers in the DRMI need an effective evaluation method to provide an accurate solution in problems of employee selection and curricular design. This paper proposes a curriculum performance evaluation method combining the analytical hierarchy process and Grey relational analysis. Using this evaluation method enables the human resources managers in life insurance companies to identify which university designs the most appropriated curriculum that can educate students to become the talented, skilled, and well-prepared labor force to satisfy hiring needs. Moreover, to explore the outcome of this evaluation, the DRMI can accordingly improve their curricular.