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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Recruiter Report: Gauging Candidate Sincerity

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 1, 2021 8:52:28 AM

The recruiting landscape continues to transform and candidates’ attitudes and motivations are evolving along with it. In October, we hit an unprecedented 0.8% unemployment rate within the insurance industry. Recruiting has become even more difficult as the war for talent rages on. However, many hiring managers are now experiencing a new challenge: understanding how serious candidates are about accepting a new position.

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Topics: Recruiter Report

Leadership in the Virtual Environment: New Podcast

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 12, 2021 1:32:59 PM

Insurance leaders are continuing to evolve their styles and strategies to accommodate shifting business and employee needs. While this may look different depending on individual teams, departments and organizations, the need for engaged and productive employees is universal.

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Topics: culture, Work-At-Home, leadership

November 2021: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM

Unemployment for the insurance industry continues to drop, reaching a record low in October. At 0.8% unemployment, this is the industry’s lowest unemployment rate in the BLS’s 20-year recorded history and only the second time it has dropped below 1%.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Developing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Actuarial Teams

Posted by Brad Whatley on Nov 8, 2021 10:02:08 AM

One of the pressing topics within the actuarial community is how to grow and develop good actuaries into great managers. The actuarial profession is built upon solid technical skills and ongoing development. An analytical mindset and the ability to comprehend complex data sets and numbers create a firm foundation for any young actuary. However, as individuals step into management roles, they must augment this knowledge with leadership skills to be truly successful.

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Topics: Talent, leadership

Health Highlights: Q4 2021

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 29, 2021 4:31:35 PM

Health insurers are facing a turbulent labor market with complexities caused by vaccine mandates and government regulations, a tightening employment landscape and the implications of “the Great Reshuffle.” Our team talks with health insurance leaders on a regular basis, keeping a pulse on what is impacting the talent marketplace. Below are the pressing topics and trends we’ve been discussing as the industry continues to adapt to the pandemic’s ongoing effects.

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Topics: Labor Market, Healthcare