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Diversity and Inclusion: Turning Talk into Action

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM

The paradigm of diversity and inclusion (D&I) is evolving at this very moment. The world is not the same as it was 10 years ago. The “salad bowl” is quickly replacing the United States’ “melting pot.” Men stand as allies to tackle gender disparity and support equal representation in organizations, companies are publicly and boldly demonstrating their support of the LGBTQ community, and workplace activists are actively collaborating with individuals and teams to contextualize workplace equality.

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Topics: Millennials, Retention, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Diversity, Inclusion

Diagnosing and Treating the Care Management Talent Crisis

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 13, 2018 10:06:13 AM

Healthcare professionals and their patients are retiring at an alarming rate. In fact, there will be more than one million openings for registered nurses by 2024 - twice the rate seen in previous shortages. Meanwhile, there will be a 55 percent increase in number of Americans aged 65 and older who seek additional care over the next two years. However, nursing school enrollment is not increasing fast enough to meet this projected demand and lack of nursing school faculty is preventing larger program enrollments.

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Topics: Managed Care, Retention, Healthcare, Recruitment

Regulations in the Age of Cybersecurity

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jun 5, 2018 12:53:53 PM

From Yahoo to Sony to Equifax, data breaches and cyber hacks are becoming more and more common. And they are not getting any cheaper. In fact, according to Ponemon’s Cost of Data Breach Survey, the cost of a hack is on the rise – 2017 set a record high with an average total cost of $7.35 million; and the insurance industry is not immune. In fact, more than 100 million Americans have had their information hacked in insurance sector data breaches.

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Topics: Compliance, regulations, Cybersecurity

Underwriting Automation: Why Expectations Might Not Match Reality

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Kylee Lacson is assistant vice president and practice lead for our life and disability subject matter experts and temporary staffing team. Her insights into the underwriting profession are worth a read. Enjoy…

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Topics: Technology, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Automation, Underwriting

8 Creative Benefits Guaranteed to Attract Young Professionals

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 15, 2018 7:03:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Tony Cañas is a client advisor with The Jacobson Group’s property and casualty temporary staffing and subject matter experts team. Tony is the author of Insuring Tomorrow: Engaging Millennials in the Insurance Industry. His insights into attracting young professionals are worth a read. Enjoy...

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Topics: Millennials, Recruitment, Insurance Careers Month, Generational Spotlight