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Focus on the First Five Days: Setting Temporary Workers Up for Success

Posted by Beth Roekle on May 16, 2019 9:38:54 AM

Temporary talent is an important component of a comprehensive human capital plan. Insurance organizations must be nimble and able to quickly calibrate to support workloads, busy seasons, employee leaves and special projects. As the gig economy grows and becomes more commonplace, the ability to effectively leverage short-term employees is imperative.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment

What to Look for in a Professional Recruiting Firm

Posted by Dave Coons on May 14, 2019 9:37:00 AM

Recently, Forbes named The Jacobson Group to its 2019 List of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. We’re proud to share that we ranked in both of the list’s categories: executive search and professional recruiting. The main purpose of the Forbes list is to help companies select the right recruiting firms for their needs. There are a number of options when selecting a recruiting partner and weighing the similarities, benefits, pros and cons can be challenging.

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Topics: Recruitment

Strong Industry Outlook Highlights the Need for Talent Solutions

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Feb 27, 2019 8:35:39 AM

The results from our latest Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now available!

Read on for highlights from the most recent study.

The survey expectations for staffing remain positive. Although the rate of expected hiring decreased to 61 percent from 63 percent in July 2018, half of all carriers are planning to increase their staff by at least two percent in the coming year. Primary drivers for this staffing growth are the expansion of business into new markets and the anticipated increase in business volume. The post-recession recovery continues to influence staffing expectations as 43 percent of insurers reported they would be hiring to fill areas currently understaffed.

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Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment, Insurance

8 Popular Insurance Talent Myths Debunked

Posted by Dave Coons on Feb 19, 2019 4:01:15 PM

Odds are you have probably heard my colleagues or me talk in length about the insurance talent crisis. You have likely also heard us discuss the importance of upgrading salaries, culture and more in order to recruit and retain top talent. Were you listening? And more importantly, have you pivoted your strategies as a result?

Follow along as I debunk eight popular insurance talent myths. Then take action to gain an upper hand in securing the best talent.

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Topics: Millennials, Retention, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Salary, Insurance

Reengaging Gen X: The Forgotten Talent

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Jan 25, 2019 12:22:54 PM

For the past several years, insurance industry thought leaders have publicly promoted and emphasized the importance of attracting Millennials and Gen Zers to the insurance industry. Citing the looming talent crisis and young professionals’ lack of interest in insurance careers, the industry collaborated across organizations and gave birth to numerous publicity campaigns.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment, Generational Spotlight, Generation X