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What talent trends will have an impact on the industry in 2016?

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jan 21, 2016 1:21:29 PM

2016 is poised to be a year of rapid change and innovation within the insurance industry talent market. From the rise of flexible work options to the growing analytics revolution, the industry continues to be influenced by a number of key emerging talent trends. Here are the eight top insurance industry trends for 2016.

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Topics: Technology, Analytics, Labor Market, Millennials, Recruitment

How Big Data and Analytics are Changing the Way Insurers Do Business

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 7, 2015 9:17:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Steve Lessaris is a Client Development Manager with our Professional Insurance Recruiting practice. Steve recently attended the 2nd Annual Analytics for Insurance USA Conference and gathered some insights that are definitely worth a read. Enjoy… 

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Topics: Analytics

Insurance 2.0: Finding Tech Talent for the Insurance Industry

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Sep 24, 2014 3:32:00 PM

The crunch is on! As analytics and big data shape the future of the insurance industry and the demand for high-quality talent continues to grow, insurance organizations are faced with the difficult task of finding experienced data and analytics professionals amid a challenging recruiting climate. Already, the U.S. is expected to see a shortfall of more than 260,000 analytics professionals as early as next year.

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Topics: Analytics, Labor Market

Insurance 2.0: Attracting Tech Talent to the Insurance Industry

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Aug 29, 2014 12:21:00 PM

As more and more insurers find the value in leveraging data analytics throughout their organizations, the demand for high-quality, experienced data and analytics professionals is on the rise. Alas, the insurance industry is not the only one looking to expand its analytics presence. With a shallow pool of qualified analytics talent, insurance organizations are facing an increasingly challenging recruiting climate as they attempt to address their analytics and big data needs.

As mentioned in our recent analytics blog post, the demand for actuarial talent in 2014 was surpassed by analytics for the first time in the history of The Jacobson Group and Ward Group’s Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study. In addition, analytics ranks in the top five most in-demand job functions, as well as in the top five areas where companies are planning to increase staff throughout the year.

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Topics: Technology, Analytics

Insurance 2.0: Pioneering Analytics in the Industry

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Aug 15, 2014 3:58:00 AM


From analytics to big data, red-hot technology buzzwords are sweeping across the insurance industry and companies are beginning to realize the significant value of these trends. Progressive insurance organizations are embracing these groundbreaking applications of technology and changing the way the industry does business.

For many insurance organizations, the use of analytics has become a tool allowing them to differentiate themselves, stay ahead of the curve, build their brands, enhance profitability and gain a leg-up in today’s competitive market.

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Topics: Technology, Analytics, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability