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Human Resources Joins the Technology Revolution

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jan 24, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Now more than ever, we are living in a talent-led economy. Increasingly low unemployment rates, rising retirements and a tightening labor pool have created a candidate’s market. Building a positive candidate and employee experience amid this evolving economy is becoming increasingly critical. Only those organizations that focus on building effective interactions will be able to successfully attract and engage the best and brightest professionals.

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Topics: Technology, Analytics, Recruitment, Retention

Are rotational programs headed for the C-Suite?

Posted by Richard Jacobson on May 17, 2017 8:44:41 AM

It is my pleasure to introduce a guest blogger for this latest post. Kylee Lacson is assistant vice president of Jacobson’s life and disability subject matter experts team. Her insights into evolving actuarial rotational programs are worth a read. Enjoy...

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

Retaining Top Talent: Engagement Strategies in a Competitive Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Apr 25, 2017 10:25:31 AM

What factors are critical for business success? Financial acumen? Business savvy? Public awareness? While these all provide useful contributions to an organization’s staying power, their impact is eclipsed by one thing—human capital. Employees are the most vital aspect of an organization and its future success.

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Topics: Retention

Are Stay Interviews the Key to Unlocking Your Employees’ Hearts?

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Feb 15, 2016 9:14:23 AM

Employee retention is essential to an organization’s success. High turnover not only hurts your bottom-line, but also damages morale among remaining employees. As the economy grows stronger and job creation continues to accelerate, workforce retention is becoming more and more important. The quit rate is quickly approaching levels not seen since before the economic recession. Thanks to renewed confidence in the labor market, employees are seeking new opportunities in order to advance their careers.

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

Connectivity is Key to a Successful Telecommuting Program

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Aug 25, 2015 10:15:42 AM

So, you’ve purchased the extra laptops, invested in remote workspace technology and developed a flexible work schedule. You’re all ready to take a step back and let your organization’s telecommuting program take off, right? Wrong.

Simply putting the technology in place and enabling your employees to work at home will not automatically result in a productive business. In order for your flexible work initiative to be successful, your organization requires effective and engaging management. With team members in and out of the office, it is extremely important that leaders create a sense of connectivity and comradery.

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