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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

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