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Diversity and Inclusion: Turning Talk into Action

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM

The paradigm of diversity and inclusion (D&I) is evolving at this very moment. The world is not the same as it was 10 years ago. The “salad bowl” is quickly replacing the United States’ “melting pot.” Men stand as allies to tackle gender disparity and support equal representation in organizations, companies are publicly and boldly demonstrating their support of the LGBTQ community, and workplace activists are actively collaborating with individuals and teams to contextualize workplace equality.

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Topics: Diversity, Inclusion, Generational Spotlight, Recruitment, Retention, Millennials

Underwriting Automation: Why Expectations Might Not Match Reality

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Kylee Lacson is assistant vice president and practice lead for our life and disability subject matter experts and temporary staffing team. Her insights into the underwriting profession are worth a read. Enjoy…

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Topics: Technology, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Underwriting, Automation

8 Creative Benefits Guaranteed to Attract Young Professionals

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 15, 2018 7:03:00 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Tony Cañas is a client advisor with The Jacobson Group’s property and casualty temporary staffing and subject matter experts team. Tony is the author of Insuring Tomorrow: Engaging Millennials in the Insurance Industry. His insights into attracting young professionals are worth a read. Enjoy...

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Topics: Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Insurance Careers Month, Millennials

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

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