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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Goal Setting: Taking a SMART Approach in 2020

Posted by JoJo Harris on Feb 21, 2020 8:31:35 AM

As we near the end of February, it’s an ideal time to reflect on your department’s 2020 goals and expectations. Has your team made any progress toward achieving those goals? Are you on track to hit milestones? It is easy for employees to get distracted by smaller, but perhaps more pressing, tasks throughout the workweek. If your longer-term goals have been moved to the back burner, you’re not sure how to measure your team’s progress, or you’re not aligned with enterprise-wide initiatives, it’s time to reevaluate the goals you set at the beginning of the year. By taking a fresh look, you can redefine those goals to make them strategic, SMART and positioned to make a larger overall business impact.

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Topics: goals

Taking Stock of Your Succession Plan in 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 30, 2020 1:57:52 PM

As we enter a new decade, most professionals are reevaluating their career paths and setting career goals. This may mean taking on continuing education courses, getting in line for a promotion or even evolving their management strategies. However, it is important that leaders also think about the future of their organizations. When is the last time you took a thorough look at your succession plan? Is it up to date? Have your organization’s goals and needs shifted since its initial creation?

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Topics: succession planning

Insurance Kicks Off the Big Game

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 28, 2020 9:52:51 AM

The Big Game is on everyone’s radar this week. No matter which team you’re rooting for, you can thank insurance for being a major player. From media liability concerns to personal injury coverage, insurance is an MVP in making the Big Game happen. Here are a few of the most interesting insurance facts for the biggest football event of the year.

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Topics: Big Game

Insurance Talent Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 19, 2019 10:12:00 AM

The insurance industry stands amid a rapidly evolving talent market. Insurers are faced with the rise of blended workforces, diversity efforts, mental health and automation. Is your organization prepared?

Discover the top ten insurance talent trends we'll see in 2020 below.

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Topics: Talent

Developing a Culture of Change to Support Modernization

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 18, 2019 11:04:58 AM

As insurance organizations undergo modernization efforts, the ability to successfully manage change is becoming increasingly important. According to an Accenture survey, 63 percent of executives say that in the next three years, they expect job growth to be driven by intelligent technologies. The World Economic Forum estimates 75 million jobs will be displaced by technology, with 133 million net new jobs being created. Some reports even suggest 65 percent of children entering primary school will end up working in jobs that don’t exist yet.

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Topics: Retention, culture