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Embracing Virtual Hiring to Remain Competitive

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 5, 2020 9:11:00 AM

By Margaret Resce Milkint and Joyce B. Dunn

As organizations settle into operating within a virtual work environment, standard activities are transforming, including hiring techniques. Entire interview processes are now taking place behind screens and insurers must creatively adapt their approaches to talent acquisition in order to remain competitive. There’s a brand-new rule book in play, with companies often learning as they go and evolving their strategies accordingly. With the current and transitioning state of work persisting indefinitely, organizations can no longer wait for their physical offices to reopen before making a hire.

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Topics: Recruitment, Work-At-Home

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