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Nikki St. Martin

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Strong Industry Outlook Highlights the Need for Talent Solutions

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Feb 27, 2019 8:35:39 AM

The results from our latest Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now available!

Read on for highlights from the most recent study.

The survey expectations for staffing remain positive. Although the rate of expected hiring decreased to 61 percent from 63 percent in July 2018, half of all carriers are planning to increase their staff by at least two percent in the coming year. Primary drivers for this staffing growth are the expansion of business into new markets and the anticipated increase in business volume. The post-recession recovery continues to influence staffing expectations as 43 percent of insurers reported they would be hiring to fill areas currently understaffed.

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Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment, Insurance

Defend Your Yards for the Big Game

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Jan 31, 2019 9:15:00 AM

The screen is up and running, burgers are sizzling on the grill and the beers are taking an ice bath. You even have chips and dip ready along with the number for a local pizzeria in case the food runs out. But is that all you need to prepare for your Super Bowl party? Is there anything you are missing?

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will attract 71,000 football fans from all over the country for this year’s Super Bowl and that’s quite a number. But the truth is, nine out of 10 viewers are going to be watching from home, whether theirs or a friend’s or relative’s. Why yes, watching the biggest game of the year from the comfort of your own home may seem like the safest way to enjoy the show, but hosting a Super Bowl party comes with its fair share of risks.

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Topics: Super Bowl, Insurance

Reengaging Gen X: The Forgotten Talent

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Jan 25, 2019 12:22:54 PM

For the past several years, insurance industry thought leaders have publicly promoted and emphasized the importance of attracting Millennials and Gen Zers to the insurance industry. Citing the looming talent crisis and young professionals’ lack of interest in insurance careers, the industry collaborated across organizations and gave birth to numerous publicity campaigns.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Generation X

Insights into the Insurance Talent Marketplace: Trends for 2019

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Dec 21, 2018 12:50:56 PM

The insurance industry stands amid a rapidly evolving talent market. Insurers are now face-to-face with the rise of innovation, emphasis on corporate culture, push for inclusivity and growing temporary workforce. Is your organization prepared?

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Topics: Technology, Analytics, Labor Market, Retention, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Automation, Diversity, Inclusion, Salary