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.
It’s that time of year. The days are getting colder, the afternoons are getting darker and soon an assortment of ghouls and goblins will parade down the streets. Beyond the haunts and scares of Halloween, perhaps the spookiest part of the season is the increased vulnerability to insurance claims and lawsuits.
Topics: Property and Casualty
The actuarial profession continues to face a period of drastic changes. From market evolutions— including the introduction of more stringent regulations—to talent transformations, including the increased popularity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees, these shifts are having a drastic impact on the supply and demand of actuarial professionals.
The search is on for qualified underwriting talent. Amid a growing number of positive labor trends—including low unemployment rates and positive staffing increases—a number of key insurance functions are feeling the pinch. Underwriting positions, in particular, are becoming more and more difficult to fill. As a result, the war for insurance underwriting talent is heating up.
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