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Today’s Evolving Talent Reality: Finding Success in a “Blended” Workforce

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jan 26, 2017 9:18:13 AM

Today’s talent reality is shifting at a breakneck pace. This rapid evolution is bringing about an unprecedented movement away from the traditional workplace of recent years. Today’s modern workforce is increasingly “blended”—creating a unique combination of full-time, permanent employees working side-by-side with temporary professionals. Already, the inclusion of contract professionals is becoming the industry norm. However, 93 percent of organizations identify this widely growing “blended” workforce as a business concern.

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

Insights into the Talent Horizon: Trends for 2017

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jan 9, 2017 3:22:10 PM

The insurance industry stands amid a rapidly evolving talent market. Organizations are now face-to-face with the rise of virtual training, the push for inclusivity and the growing importance of the employee experience. Is your company prepared?

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Topics: Technology, Analytics, Labor Market, Managed Care, Millennials, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment

Solving the Candidate Interview Puzzle

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 28, 2016 9:03:59 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Jaime Elgas is an engagement director with Jacobson’s insurance executive search practice. Her insights into interview best practices are worth a read. Enjoy…

You’ve put together a carefully worded job description. You’ve closely vetted each job applicant and determined your top candidates. Now it’s time for the interview. For many organizations, this step in the process can be tricky. According to a recent study, today’s business interviews are often ineffective. In fact, a study on predictors of job performance found that the typical interview increased the likelihood of choosing the best candidate by less than two percent versus no interview.

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

Revive Your Recruitment and Selection Strategies: Kicking Off Your Recruitment Process

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 21, 2016 9:11:11 AM

This blog entry is part four in Jacobson’s Insurance Recruitment and Selection series, which provides insights into updated recruitment and selection processes and strategies for the modern workplace.

Maybe your organization is scrambling to fill an open position after its Chief Actuary moved to a different organization. Or perhaps the executive committee has decided to add an Innovation Officer to help manage and update your company’s growing evolution. Regardless of the situation, the first step in any recruitment strategy should be a kick-off meeting.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

A Smooth Transition: Integrating Temporary Staff into Your Organization

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 6, 2016 10:55:17 AM

As a result of the recent economic downturn, many organizations have embraced a “doing more with less” mindset­—implementing drastic staffing changes and cuts to full-time employees. Despite the uptick in industry market conditions and a return to its pre-recession state, many insurers continue to maintain a “run lean” mentality. They are now employing a staffing strategy that provides cost-effective, proven solutions to deliver organizational support on an as-needed basis—temporary staffing.

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Topics: Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare