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Focus on the First Five Days: Setting Temporary Workers Up for Success

Posted by Beth Roekle on May 16, 2019 9:38:54 AM

Temporary talent is an important component of a comprehensive human capital plan. Insurance organizations must be nimble and able to quickly calibrate to support workloads, busy seasons, employee leaves and special projects. As the gig economy grows and becomes more commonplace, the ability to effectively leverage short-term employees is imperative.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment

What to Look for in a Professional Recruiting Firm

Posted by Dave Coons on May 14, 2019 9:37:00 AM

Recently, Forbes named The Jacobson Group to its 2019 List of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. We’re proud to share that we ranked in both of the list’s categories: executive search and professional recruiting. The main purpose of the Forbes list is to help companies select the right recruiting firms for their needs. There are a number of options when selecting a recruiting partner and weighing the similarities, benefits, pros and cons can be challenging.

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Topics: Recruitment

The Rise of Collaboration in Compliance

Posted by Kylee Lacson on May 7, 2019 9:49:18 AM

Traditionally, insurance organizations have consisted of siloed departments that are each responsible for specific parts of the business. As the industry evolves, insurers are responding to a shifting environment and finding value in working with more agility and efficiency. Collaboration among departments is becoming more important than ever.

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Topics: Compliance, Regulations

Breaking the Truth: The Cost of Vacancy

Posted by Karen M. Lopez on Apr 4, 2019 7:34:27 AM

As you’ve probably noticed, it is taking longer to fill positions than ever before—that is, if you can fill them at all. Fewer qualified candidates are submitting their resumes and your recruiters have no choice but to tirelessly tap passive industry professionals hoping the opportunity catches their interest. How did we get here? 

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Topics: Labor Market, Retention

Virtual Leadership: How to Manage Remote Claims Staff

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 19, 2019 9:08:00 AM

Today’s claims executives are concerned. Worry about how they will survive without their soon-to-retire skilled claims professionals keeps them up at night. Even worse, departments have fewer candidates on the bench to fill those soon-to-be vacant positions. Even when executives look outside their departments for talent, non-local candidates are less willing to relocate, as many of them consider flexible work arrangements a major benefit to consider in evaluating job opportunities.

In today’s candidate-driven market, requiring physical presence for claims staff certainly complicates recruiting strategies. Work-at-home (WAH) is a popular practice for many industries already, but some insurers are reluctant to promise it to their employees and candidates.

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Topics: Retention, Insurance