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Revive Your Recruitment and Selection Strategies: Kicking Off Your Recruitment Process

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Dec 21, 2016 9:11:11 AM

This blog entry is part four in Jacobson’s Insurance Recruitment and Selection series, which provides insights into updated recruitment and selection processes and strategies for the modern workplace.

Maybe your organization is scrambling to fill an open position after its Chief Actuary moved to a different organization. Or perhaps the executive committee has decided to add an Innovation Officer to help manage and update your company’s growing evolution. Regardless of the situation, the first step in any recruitment strategy should be a kick-off meeting.

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

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

Revive Your Recruitment and Selection Strategies:  “Who Are You?” Finding the Right Recruitment Fit

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Oct 19, 2016 8:51:22 AM

This blog entry is part three in Jacobson’s Insurance Recruitment and Selection series, which provides insights into updated recruitment and selection processes and strategies for the modern workplace.

So your organization needs to fill an open position? Before you kick start your recruitment process, it is vital that you develop a blueprint for the ideal candidate. Are there specific skills required to be successful in the role? Does your organization have core values that it seeks in all job candidates? Do personality and interpersonal relationships come into play?

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

The Actuarial Talent Conundrum

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Sep 20, 2016 8:39:16 AM

The actuarial profession continues to face a period of drastic changes. From market evolutions— including the introduction of more stringent regulations—to talent transformations, including the increased popularity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees, these shifts are having a drastic impact on the supply and demand of actuarial professionals.

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Topics: Labor Market, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment

Rethinking Strategic Recruitment and Selection in Today’s Evolving Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 26, 2016 9:40:04 AM

The insurance industry talent crisis has finally come to a head. Despite years of warning and research, many organizations viewed the talent crisis as a long-range concern on the distant horizon. Unfortunately, they are now coming face-to-face with a real war for talent. The insurance industry, in particular, is feeling the impact of the tightening labor market.

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Topics: Recruitment