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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Recruiter Report: Engaging Passive Candidates in Today's Market

Posted by Diana Shay Milazzo on Nov 30, 2023 12:35:19 PM

In today’s environment, one of the challenges commonly coming up in our conversations with insurance leaders is the difficulty recruiting passive candidates. Individuals who are not actively looking are becoming reluctant to learn about new opportunities; or in some cases, going through the full interview process and ultimately staying with their current employer. In this edition of Recruiter Report, we’re answering the question, "How can you help passive candidates feel comfortable accepting a new role in today’s environment?"

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Topics: Recruiter Report

November 2023: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 7, 2023 7:11:57 PM

While the unemployment rate for insurance carriers and related activities rose slightly in October, it remains low at 1.7%. At the same time, job openings for the larger finance and insurance sector are at their highest level since July 2022, reaching 479,000 in September* (nearly 200,000 more open positions than reported for September 2022, which saw a notable drop). Even as overall movement within the industry appears to be stabilizing, low unemployment and an abundance of opportunities means there’s continued competition for talent, making retaining current employees even more important. 

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Creating a Comprehensive Onboarding Experience

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 31, 2023 2:47:00 PM

With the pandemic ushering in new workplace dynamics, a comprehensive onboarding strategy tailored to virtual environments is critical. It's a chance to lay the groundwork for the knowledge, connections and sense of belonging that will set an employee up for success throughout their tenure.

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Topics: Recruitment, Onboarding

Health Highlights: Q4 2023

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 25, 2023 8:38:04 PM

The healthcare space continues to evolve amid ongoing challenges, pressures and shifts. In our team’s recent conversations with leaders across all areas of health insurance, creating comprehensive human capital strategies remains top of mind. Today’s pace of change and challenging market requires the ability to be creative and flexible in leveraging talent and meeting members’ needs. 

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Healthcare

October 2023: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 11, 2023 11:30:29 AM

The industry continues to face layered complexities and pressures, further compounding an already difficult talent landscape. The unemployment rate for insurance carriers and related activities continues to decline, dropping to 1% in September, compared to 3.8% for the overall U.S. economy. Given month-to-month fluctuations and a limited BLS sample size, the three month rolling average of 1.3% may paint the most accurate picture of the current situation.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE