At Great Eastern, we recognise our people are our greatest assets. Our employee engagement survey by the research firm, Kincentric, regularly places us in the Best Employers zone, supporting our efforts in creating an engaged and future-ready workforce. In this Employee Spotlight series, we sat down with colleagues in our IT and digital teams to learn more about who they are and what motivates them. Just like the lucky 8 ball, we discussed 8 questions with them. Read on and get to know Priya Sankaran, Portfolio Director.
Great Eastern: How long have you been with Great Eastern?
Priya: 19 years!
Great Eastern: What do you like about your job?
Priya: The opportunity to participate in projects and solve problems that enables the organisation to move to the next level.
Great Eastern: Do you have a favourite project during your time at Great Eastern?
Priya: Policy system migration for the Financial Products Managment System (FPMS). This is a system used by Great Eastern to manage the insurance policy life cycle. An exciting and challenging project that is top of the list!
Great Eastern: What is the best career lesson that you have learned so far?
Priya: Not to rest on past laurels and continue to do things out of your comfort zone.
Great Eastern: What is your advice to people who are looking to join the technology field?
Priya: It’s an exciting career choice, especially in the new future. Be prepared to continuously learn.
Great Eastern: Do you have a role model to recommend? And why?
Priya: Indra Nooyi, for who she is. Her candid comment on conflict between biological clock and career clock will resonate with all working women.
Great Eastern: What do you outside of work for a balanced life?
Priya: In the last couple of years, I took up reading and started on topics such as health and nutrition. I'm also researching on alternate therapies that is available.
Great Eastern: How has your lifestyle changed as a result of the pandemic?
Priya: Unfortunately, it's has been more sedentary as I spend more hours in the house. I miss organising gatherings and meeting more people at a time.