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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

RPO Myths Debunked

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Apr 19, 2017 11:13:48 AM

The true underdog of recruiting is recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)—a powerful tool that is under-utilized and overlooked despite the industry-wide talent crisis. Some organizations ignore RPO’s robust benefits due to a fear of the unknown or a perceived loss of control. Others are unnecessarily anxious that an RPO partner could fail to fully understand their needs or would be more expensive than keeping recruiting in-house.

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Topics: Recruitment

6 Things Your Candidates May Be Thinking, But Won’t Tell You

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Mar 16, 2017 8:36:47 AM

The hiring process is a two-way interaction. Knowing and understanding how to best anticipate your candidates’ not-always-transparent thoughts can help give your organization the upper hand when securing the best talent. In order to create long-standing, genuine relationships with candidates, it is extremely important to put yourself in their shoes. Take a look at your hiring process through your candidates’ eyes. This will allow you to better address their concerns before they are brought up.

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

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