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Celebrating 50 Years: Insights from Our Co-CEOs

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 13, 2021 10:31:20 AM

This year marks The Jacobson Group’s golden anniversary. We are excited to celebrate 50 years of successfully connecting insurance organizations with the talent they need to drive success. As we reflect on a half-century in business, our co-CEOs, Greg Jacobson and Rick Jacobson, sat down for a Q&A about their time at Jacobson and how the industry has changed in the past several decades. For more of their responses, view the trailer episode of our new podcast, The Insurance Talent Podcast.


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Topics: company culture, leadership

August 2021: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 10, 2021 2:46:25 PM

The overall economy saw an optimistic employment report in July, gaining nearly 950,000 jobs and exceeding economists’ predictions. The national unemployment rate is also encouraging, reaching its lowest since the start of the pandemic.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Engaging Talent in the Great Reshuffle

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 4, 2021 8:39:23 AM

The industry is experiencing “the Great Reshuffle” of talent. Many professionals who have held off on making moves during the past year and a half are moving forward in their job searches and reevaluating their roles within their current companies. Insurers must be proactive in retaining their employees and recruiting top talent to their organizations.

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Topics: Professional Development, company culture

Retaining Younger Generations in the New Working Environment

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jul 15, 2021 1:37:50 PM

The insurance workforce has gone through a number of significant shifts in the past year and a half. As physical offices begin to reopen and insurers move forward into the next normal, we’ve seen increased competition for talent. It’s a fitting time to reassess how your department is retaining its employees and accommodating a multi-generational workforce. The oldest members of Generation Z are settling in to their first professional roles, and as a result, five distinct generations are working side-by-side, each with unique needs, motivators and values.

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Topics: Retention, generational

July 2021: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jul 7, 2021 1:51:26 PM

By now, most professionals are familiar with the term, “the Great Resignation.” As physical offices begin to reopen and the economy continues to rebound, the overall rate of quits in the United States was at a record high in April*. Within insurance, while relatively high, the rate of quits was still slightly below that reported for August 2020 and January 2021. “The Great Reshuffle” seems to be more appropriate for the current reality of the insurance industry.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE