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Generational Spotlight: Gen Z, the Next Generation of Talent

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Nov 7, 2016 9:21:44 AM

This blog entry is part four in Jacobson’s Generational Spotlight Series, which provides a general overview of the generations active in the workforce. While we understand that these overviews may include broad stereotypes that do not apply to all members of that particular generational breakdown, we believe there is value in looking at today’s professionals from a generational perspective in order to gain a better understanding of their viewpoints.

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

Generational Spotlight: Traditionalists Influence the Business Landscape of Tomorrow

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM

This blog entry is part four in Jacobson’s Generational Spotlight Series, which provides a general overview of the generations active in the workforce. While we understand that these overviews may include broad stereotypes that do not apply to all members of that particular generational breakdown, we believe there is value in looking at today’s professionals from a generational perspective in order to gain a better understanding of their viewpoints. 

More commonly known as “The Greatest Generation,” the Traditionalists are a driving force in today’s workplace with seven million individuals currently employed in the United States. While smaller than the other generations, this still represents nearly five percent of the U.S. workforce. Playing a key role in forming the business world of today, these tenured individuals are a great source of perspective, knowledge and institutional wisdom.

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Topics: Labor Market, Generational Spotlight

Generational Spotlight: Baby Boomers as the Workplace Leaders

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 19, 2014 8:49:00 AM

This blog entry is part three in Jacobson’s Generational Spotlight Series, which provides a general overview of the generations active in the workforce. While we understand that these overviews may include broad stereotypes that do not apply to all members of that particular breakdown, we believe there is value in looking at today’s professionals from a generational perspective in order to gain a better understanding of their viewpoints. 

Conversationally known as “Boomers,” Baby Boomers are the largest generational cohort currently employed. With 66 million professionals, the Boomers comprise 44 percent of the U.S. workforce. While these experienced individuals hold most of the power and control within the workplace, retirements are on the horizon and many early boomers are already on the cusp of exiting the business world.

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Topics: Retention, Generational Spotlight

Generational Spotlight: Generation X Poised to Take the Lead

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 10, 2014 9:56:55 AM

This blog entry is part two in Jacobson’s Generational Spotlight Series, which provides a general overview of the generations active in the workforce. While we understand that these overviews may include broad stereotypes that do not apply to all members of that particular generational breakdown, we believe there is value in looking at today’s professionals from a generational perspective in order to gain a better understanding of their viewpoints. 

Generation X—also known as the Baby Busters, Post-Boomers and the Thirteenth Generation—currently accounts for 33% of the U.S. labor force, with 50 million employees. With the insurance industry expecting to see a dramatic loss of executive and management level talent due to an impending wave of retirements, these professionals are preparing to step up into industry leadership roles.

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Topics: Generational Spotlight

Generational Spotlight: Millennials Shaping the Future Workplace

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Nov 24, 2014 10:28:00 AM

This blog entry is part one in Jacobson’s Generational Spotlight Series, which provides a general overview of the generations active in the workforce. While we understand that these overviews may include broad stereotypes that do not apply to all members of that particular generational breakdown, we believe there is value in looking at today’s professionals from a generational perspective in order to gain a better understanding of their viewpoints. 

The Millennial generation—currently 77 million strong—is entering the workforce in vast numbers. Currently, Millennials account for 25% of the U.S. workforce and are expected to form 50% of the global workforce by 2020. They are the fastest-growing generational cohort and are expected to shape the world of work for years to come.

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Topics: Millennials, Generational Spotlight