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Deck the Halls with Holiday Health Hazards

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Nov 29, 2016 8:53:37 AM

The holidays are quickly approaching; and in addition to the usual hustle and bustle of the season, this time of year also introduces a unique set of health risks. Here are some common holiday pitfalls, which many of us will encounter in one way or another, from now into the New Year.

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Topics: Healthcare

Generational Spotlight: Gen Z, the Next Generation of Talent

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Nov 7, 2016 9:21:44 AM

This blog entry is part four in Jacobson’s Generational Spotlight Series, which provides a general overview of the generations active in the workforce. While we understand that these overviews may include broad stereotypes that do not apply to all members of that particular generational breakdown, we believe there is value in looking at today’s professionals from a generational perspective in order to gain a better understanding of their viewpoints.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight

Taking Action: Developing Succession Plans for an Evolving Future

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Nov 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Having weathered the recent “Great Recession” with its record unemployment rates, company downsizings and mass professional lay-offs, the industry now comes face-to-face with a new challenge. Drastic labor market changes are poised to transform the industry’s leadership landscape during the next 10 years. Already, organizations are beginning to experience an ever-expanding skills gap at the executive and management level—a gap that is only expected to grow in the coming years.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Insuring MLB Athletes

Posted by Greg Jacobson on Oct 28, 2016 10:17:38 AM

The first pitch has been thrown in the 112th World Series. Pitting the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago Cubs, this year’s World Series is poised to make history. Entering into this historic competition, both teams accounted for the longest World Series droughts—totally 174 years. Hometown favorites, the Chicago Cubs, have not seen a World Series win since 1908. Since that time, the United States has seen 18 presidents, two World Wars, 20 economic recessions—including The Great Depression, and the admittance of four states into the union.

Recognizing the historic nature of this face-off, ticket sales have skyrocketed to dwarf recent World Series records. Average resale prices to the games have reached $2,474. Already, average asking prices range from $4,000 to $7,200 per seat.

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Topics: Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Revive Your Recruitment and Selection Strategies:  “Who Are You?” Finding the Right Recruitment Fit

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Oct 19, 2016 8:51:22 AM

This blog entry is part three in Jacobson’s Insurance Recruitment and Selection series, which provides insights into updated recruitment and selection processes and strategies for the modern workplace.

So your organization needs to fill an open position? Before you kick start your recruitment process, it is vital that you develop a blueprint for the ideal candidate. Are there specific skills required to be successful in the role? Does your organization have core values that it seeks in all job candidates? Do personality and interpersonal relationships come into play?

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection