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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

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Q2 2022 Recruiter Report: Job Hopping

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 27, 2022 12:56:52 PM

The market has shifted in the past few years and recruiters and hiring managers are evaluating how they approach recruitment in order to remain competitive. Our team regularly talks with insurance leaders from around the industry, granting us a unique perspective on pressing talent topics. In this edition of “Recruiter Report,” we’re discussing the stigma around turnover and its place in the current market, answering the question, Is job hopping a deal breaker?

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Topics: Recruiter Report

June 2022: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 7, 2022 2:09:16 PM

Industry unemployment remains low, and while May saw a decrease in employment compared to April, insurance has gained more than 17,000 new jobs since the start of 2022. Movement persists with both quits and job openings remaining high.

As comfort levels increase, in-person conferences and networking events are picking up pace across all industry sectors, enabling professionals to convene on a large scale. Insurers are also more firmly developing their plans and expectations for moving forward. We’re seeing organizations determine their longer-term work environments – whether it’s virtual, in person or hybrid. While acknowledging individual employees’ preferences and needs continues to be important, many organizations are more clearly defining these parameters. As a result, the industry’s reshuffling will likely become more of a realignment, with professionals seeking out the organizations that best meet their desired work styles.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Insight on Today's Pressing Talent Questions

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 25, 2022 11:53:13 AM

The talent landscape continues to shift and present new challenges for insurance leaders. From the abrupt adoption of remote work and a focus on contingency planning at the start of the pandemic to the current “Great Reshuffle” (and potentially “the Great Regret”), ongoing evolution and real-time learning have been key themes throughout the past two-plus years.

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Topics: Talent, Leadership

Health Highlights: Q2 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 13, 2022 1:00:00 PM

The health insurance industry is facing a number of unknowns while continuing to evolve in the pandemic’s wake. Our team has frequent conversations with health insurance leaders across the country, keeping a pulse on how they are preparing for the unexpected, while accommodating the needs of both their employees and members. Below are a few key areas that are on our radars as we approach the second half of 2022.

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Topics: Labor Market, Healthcare

May 2022: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 10, 2022 2:01:06 PM

April saw strong job growth in the insurance labor market with the addition of nearly 20,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unsurprisingly, the unemployment rate for insurance carriers and related activities continued its steady decline since February, dropping to just 1.4% in April. Unemployment held steady at 3.6% for the overall U.S. economy, hitting 15-months of steady job growth. With reports wage growth isn’t keeping pace with rising inflation, we’re continuing to see many clients rethink their compensation and overall retention strategies. For more on comprehensive retention strategies, view our latest white paper: Retaining Top Talent in Today’s Competitive Labor Market.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE