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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Insurance Recruiting Difficulty Remains High, Despite the Pandemic

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 27, 2020 1:26:11 PM

The Q3 2020 Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study results have been released. Conducted by The Jacobson Group and Aon plc, the study examines data collected on insurance industry hiring, as well as revenue trends and projections. It has provided valuable information to the industry for more than a decade. A few key insights from the most recent iteration of the study are highlighted below. To view the full report, click here.

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Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment, Insurance

The Importance of People Analytics in the COVID-19 World

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 19, 2020 10:10:24 AM

Work environments have shifted dramatically in the past six months and human resources leaders are tasked with evaluating new team compositions, productivity measures, hiring techniques and more. As insurers work to understand the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic on their teams, people analytics can play an important role in making informed talent decisions.

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Topics: Analytics, Retention, Recruitment, Talent, culture, Onboarding

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

The Need for Risk Storytellers

Posted by Margaret Resce Milkint on Jul 7, 2020 10:10:32 AM

As the business world adapts and flexes its collective muscle in the Age of COVID-19, there’s an increased focus on risk, data and communication. Chief risk officers and risk managers are emerging as in-demand and essential positions, and risk expertise is actively sought in the boardroom. Functions within the realm of risk management, such as data analytics, enterprise risk management and actuarial are also moving up many organizations’ “must have” priority lists.

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Topics: Analytics, Insurance, Professional Development, Talent

Creating Compelling Job Postings

Posted by Brett Carter on Jun 26, 2020 11:47:08 AM

While many aspects of recruiting and hiring have evolved over the years (and fairly dramatically in just the past few months), employers don't always give the same attention to their job postings. If your team has been using templated listings or doesn’t remember the last time they’ve made updates to language and format, it may be time for an overhaul. Take a fresh look to make sure you’re presenting your open positions in a way that is effective in attracting the right talent.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection