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Management Techniques for CAT Season Success

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jul 20, 2020 7:44:01 AM

As we continue through CAT season in the midst of a global pandemic, being prepared for the unknown is more important than ever. In order to best accommodate unforeseen circumstances and increased workloads, claims departments are leveraging hybrid teams that include a variety of employment types, including full-time and part-time employees, as well as interim resources. However, for these teams to be truly effective, insurers must understand how to best manage their blended teams.

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Topics: Labor Market, Property and Casualty, Insurance, Talent

Creating a Positive Remote Culture

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Apr 30, 2020 11:20:41 AM

In the past two months, insurers and their employees have been forced to adapt to a new business reality. Physical office locations are closed and some individuals are working from home for the first time in their careers. Other professionals may be accustomed to remote work, yet are now also responsible for educating their children, caring for family members and juggling additional responsibilities throughout their days. At the same time, many managers have never led completely remote teams, resulting in additional challenges and learning curves.

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Topics: culture, Work-At-Home

Impact of COVID-19 on Insurance Industry Hiring

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Apr 28, 2020 1:35:27 PM

The global business community is in a state of transformation, as organizations work to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their companies and industries. Recently, The Jacobson Group ran a study to uncover the initial effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. insurance industry’s labor market outlook. Our survey ran from March 31 to April 10, and was open to U.S. insurance carriers and reinsurers across all verticals.

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Topics: Labor Market

Managing Remote Employees: Key Insights and Advice

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Apr 14, 2020 8:43:00 AM

As the insurance industry adapts to a workforce that is primarily – if not completely – remote, many managers are finding themselves overseeing work-at-home employees for the first time. At Jacobson, many of our corporate employees and temporary staff work remotely on a regular basis. We asked a few leaders across our organization for their key insights and advice on effectively managing remote staff.

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Topics: Work-At-Home

Insurance Labor Study Results: Insurers Remain Optimistic in a Difficult Recruiting Climate

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 28, 2020 10:35:00 AM

The results from the Q1 2020 iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now available! Conducted by The Jacobson Group and Aon plc, the study has uncovered the insurance industry’s revenue and hiring trends for 11 years running. We’re highlighting key statistics from the latest results below. You can download the full results summary, recorded webinar and slide deck for additional insights and commentary.

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Topics: succession planning