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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Insurance Talent Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 19, 2019 10:12:00 AM

The insurance industry stands amid a rapidly evolving talent market. Insurers are faced with the rise of blended workforces, diversity efforts, mental health and automation. Is your organization prepared?

Discover the top ten insurance talent trends we'll see in 2020 below.

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Topics: Talent

Developing a Culture of Change to Support Modernization

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 18, 2019 11:04:58 AM

As insurance organizations undergo modernization efforts, the ability to successfully manage change is becoming increasingly important. According to an Accenture survey, 63 percent of executives say that in the next three years, they expect job growth to be driven by intelligent technologies. The World Economic Forum estimates 75 million jobs will be displaced by technology, with 133 million net new jobs being created. Some reports even suggest 65 percent of children entering primary school will end up working in jobs that don’t exist yet.

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Topics: Retention, culture

Seven Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

Posted by Blake Grimm on Nov 19, 2019 11:13:22 AM

The holiday season is a unique time of year from a recruiting standpoint. On one hand, professionals are often on a break from their current jobs and may be evaluating their long-term professional goals. Conversely, potential candidates and internal staff often have conflicting schedules, making it difficult to coordinate interviews and keep momentum going.

As this year’s holiday season kicks off, there are a few things employers should consider in terms of their hiring strategies.

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Topics: Recruitment, Interviews

How to Keep Employees Motivated During the Holidays

Posted by Chad Record on Nov 12, 2019 10:17:00 AM

The holidays seem to arrive earlier every year. Before you know it, your employees will be inundated with out-of-town guests, holiday travel, meal planning and gift shopping. Get ahead of the distractions with these tips to make sure your team stays on task for a productive holiday season.

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Topics: Retention, Professional Development

The Actuarial Mid-Level Talent Gap: An Update

Posted by Kylee Lacson on Nov 5, 2019 9:18:08 AM

It’s no secret the actuarial world has been facing a mid-level talent gap. In a white paper last year, “The Actuarial Talent Challenge: Combatting the Mid-Level Gap,” we examined some of the causes for this gap and ways insurers were working to close it. As we near the end of 2019, we’re taking a fresh look at the trends impacting the actuarial world and this still very relevant talent challenge.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment