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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Stay Interviews: A Checklist

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 30, 2023 12:57:42 PM

High industry turnover and quiet quitting are further compounding existing talent challenges, making it more important than ever to keep employees engaged and fulfilled. However, while most leaders understand the importance of building employee loyalty – especially among top performers and high potential individuals – few have formal retention plans in place. 

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Topics: Retention

January 2023: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 11, 2023 11:36:10 AM

Despite a sense of economic uncertainty, the insurance labor market does not seem to be cooling in the new year. The industry ended 2022 with roughly 40,000 more jobs than the start of the year and 10 consecutive months of wage increases. Voluntary quits and job openings within finance and insurance had slight dips in November*, but remain high. 

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Recruiter Report: The Pros and Cons of Holiday Recruiting

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 19, 2022 8:18:38 AM

The holiday season can be a unique time for recruiting. However, while there are often challenges in terms of scheduling and time off, there’s also an opportunity to recruit top talent in a less competitive market. Whether you are looking to fill a position within the next few weeks or considering holding off on new searches until 2023, there are multiple factors to take into account. In this edition of Recruiter Report, we focus on the timeframe between Thanksgiving and the new year, answering the question, what are the pros and cons of recruiting during the holidays?

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Topics: Recruiter Report

Polling Results: How are Organizations Navigating the Current Talent Marketplace?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 15, 2022 9:49:15 AM

Organizations are continuing to navigate new challenges and enter uncharted territory as we move toward 2023. To help leaders gain a better understanding of the current talent marketplace, we’ve polled our LinkedIn audience on a number of timely talent topics. Below is a compilation of the results and a snapshot into the industry’s take on a variety of issues.

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Topics: Labor Market, Talent

December 2022: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 6, 2022 3:47:15 PM

The insurance industry is closing out 2022 with low industry unemployment and a high level of open finance and insurance positions. Despite ongoing economic uncertainty and a pending recession, insurance remains a candidate’s market as we enter the new year. 

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE