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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Polling Results: Is Your Organization Aligned with Today’s Professionals?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 21, 2023 1:47:52 PM

As the talent landscape continues to shift, professionals’ behaviors and attitudes are also evolving. We’ve polled our LinkedIn audience to provide insight on individuals’ current preferences and expectations around a number of topics. Consider this information as you build out your own talent strategies and aim to effectively recruit and retain talent in the changing landscape.  

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Topics: Labor Market, Talent

March 2023: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 14, 2023 3:26:26 PM

The insurance labor market continued its steady growth in February with unemployment falling almost a full point to 1.4% for insurance carriers and related activities. Revised numbers for January also show the industry hit record-high employment at 2,922,000 jobs.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Insurance Careers Month: How You Can Make an Impact

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 15, 2023 12:10:00 PM

The Jacobson Group is proud to be a co-founder of the Insurance Careers Movement, a grassroots initiative committed to inspiring young people to choose a career in insurance, sharing what makes the industry a great place to work and retaining its emerging leaders. More than 1,000 global industry organizations have come together to support this movement. And, as you may know, February marks Insurance Careers Month, the hallmark event of the Insurance Careers Movement.  

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Topics: Millennials, Recruitment, Insurance Careers Month

February 2023: Labor Market Pulse

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 8, 2023 1:40:54 PM

The insurance labor market remains strong as realignment persists. Although the industry saw a slight decrease in jobs from December to January, revised numbers* from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show 2022 average monthly employment for the insurance carriers and related activities sector was 2.9 million – 74,350 more positions than previously reported. This annual BLS adjustment also slightly impacted wages, yet general trends remain similar.

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Topics: Labor Market, PULSE

Stay Interviews: A Checklist

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 30, 2023 12:57:42 PM

High industry turnover and quiet quitting are further compounding existing talent challenges, making it more important than ever to keep employees engaged and fulfilled. However, while most leaders understand the importance of building employee loyalty – especially among top performers and high potential individuals – few have formal retention plans in place. 

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Topics: Retention