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Connectivity is Key to a Successful Telecommuting Program

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 25, 2015 10:15:42 AM

So, you’ve purchased the extra laptops, invested in remote workspace technology and developed a flexible work schedule. You’re all ready to take a step back and let your organization’s telecommuting program take off, right? Wrong.

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

Open Enrollment: Is Your Organization Prepared?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 11, 2015 2:58:00 PM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Abbe Sodikoff is a senior vice president and health sales manager here at Jacobson, providing leadership to our subject matter experts health services team. Her insights into open enrollment are worth a read. Enjoy…

The 2016 healthcare open enrollment period is nearly here. Slated to run from November 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016, this year’s enrollment season marks the third year since the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Despite having two enrollment periods already completed, insurers still struggle with how to handle the influx of new customers during this peak period.

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Topics: PPACA, Healthcare

Today’s Business Mandate: The Search for Authentic Leadership

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jul 23, 2015 8:38:47 AM

There is a growing movement within the business world toward authentic leadership. Just what is this emerging new style of leadership and how can business leaders adopt it? 

As Margaret Resce Milkint, Jacobson’s managing partner, discussed in our latest edition of Compass, employees are looking for a new kind of business leader. Having experienced drastic labor cuts, dishonest business practices and more, there is a growing feeling of distrust in business leaders. Professionals are demanding trustworthy leaders who they can put their faith in. 

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Topics: Retention

Is "Job Hopping" No Longer Passé?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jul 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Once considered “career suicide,” having a resume with multiple short tenures was a sure fire way to get your job application immediately discarded. However, the volatile business climate of the last few years has resulted in a permanent mindset shift away from job longevity.

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

Keep Your Employees Engaged as the Temperature Heats Up

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jul 9, 2015 8:59:00 AM

The dog days of summer are here and with them come ice cream socials, trips to the beach, softball games, and backyard barbeques. As the weather heats up, many organizations are seeing their employee engagement drop. According to Captivate Network, the “lazy days of summer” often have a significantly negative impact on the workforce. Organizations report a 20 percent drop in productivity and a 15 percent increase in project turnaround times. In addition, there is an uptick in distracted workers by 45 percent and a drop in attendance by nearly 19 percent.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Retention

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