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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

The Jacobson Group

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January 2022: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 11, 2022 4:24:10 PM

While industry unemployment rose slightly at the end of 2021, the insurance carriers and related activities sector experienced six consecutive months of gradual job growth and reached a record high for annual average employment. Recent growth appears to be primarily driven by title, claims and agent/broker roles.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Talent Trends for Insurers to Watch in 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM

Entering 2022, we mark nearly two years of adapting to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shifting employee expectations and long-term virtual and hybrid work environments, along with a tight labor market, will all impact how insurers approach their talent strategies in the new year. Below are a few of the key trends we’re anticipating. To read more, download our complete 2022 Insurance Talent Trends Guide.

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Topics: Recruitment, Diversity, Inclusion, Insurance, Talent, Work-At-Home, company culture

December 2021: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 7, 2021 3:42:51 PM

We’re closing out 2021 on a positive note, with a low unemployment rate and the addition of new jobs within the insurance carriers and related activities sector. This year has seen numerous shifts, including changing candidate expectations, an intensifying war for talent and continued reshuffling.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

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