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Insurance Talent Shortage Hits Finance and Accounting

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Aug 16, 2017 7:49:54 AM

Insurance organizations are facing a perfect storm within their finance and accounting departments. Increased accounting-rule changes and regulations are driving insurers to grow their current finance and accounting departments. In fact, the accounting sector boasts faster than average job growth. Currently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11 percent growth by 2024—representing the addition of 142,400 new jobs. Unfortunately, this growing demand is being met with an increasingly shallow talent pool of experienced professionals.

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

The Remote Revolution: Benefits and Best Practices for Embracing a Telecommuting Culture

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 19, 2017 1:32:07 PM

Quick—what does the typical telecommuter look like? Did your mind conjure up an image of a young professional set up in the corner of the local coffee shop with a large coffee and laptop? Or perhaps you pictured a busy mom juggling school drop offs with conference calls? Do these fit your idea of the typical work-at-home professional? If so, you’d be wrong.

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

Combat the Summer Slump: Top 8 Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged as the Thermometer Rises

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 12, 2017 8:01:06 AM

School’s out for summer! As summer vacation kicks into high gear, children around the nation are celebrating three long months of swimming, biking and playing. Unfortunately for adults, the daily office schedule doesn’t change as the temperature rises.

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

Taking the PULSE of the Insurance Labor Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jun 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The latest edition of PULSE, the monthly supplement to our quarterly Compass newsletter, is out!

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

Do You Have the Technology to Attract Talent?

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jun 15, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The insurance industry’s “war for talent” continues to heat up. No longer just a long-range concern, insurance organizations are now face-to-face with a perfect storm of labor market challenges—from an aging workforce and impending wave of retirements to an increasingly shallow talent pool. In fact, recent estimates show that the insurance industry will need to add 400,000 open positions to its bench by 2020 in order to remain fully staffed.

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