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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Preparing for Open Enrollment Now to Avoid Burnout Later

Posted by Abbe Sodikoff on Aug 13, 2019 10:53:11 AM

The 2020 healthcare open enrollment period is nearly here, slated to run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2019, with Medicare open enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. As you know, with this seasonal spike in enrollment comes a much heavier workload. How can you best prepare for the influx to avoid staff burnout and increase productivity during this peak period?

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Topics: Healthcare, Insurance

Key Attributes of Tomorrow's Insurance Leaders

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 6, 2019 10:08:00 AM

The insurance talent landscape is shifting. Many senior-level employees are nearing retirement, Millennials and GenXers are moving into leadership positions, and members of Generation Z are securing their first jobs. Along with these demographic shifts, technology is redefining roles, making today’s desired leadership skills much different than those of even 10 years ago.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

Benefits of Using an Executive Search Firm

Posted by Jessica DeMars on Jul 31, 2019 10:02:50 AM

It’s no secret we’re currently experiencing a candidate-driven market. Overall U.S. unemployment is at a near-50-year low and within the insurance industry, there are more job openings than qualified individuals to fill them. As the war for talent continues and Baby Boomers retire, many insurers are challenged with recruiting new leaders in an increasingly competitive market.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

Insurance Careers Movement: Open Letter to College Graduates

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 18, 2019 11:36:26 AM

The Jacobson Group is proud to partner with a number of industry organizations in leading the Insurance Careers Movement (ICM). Dedicated to engaging emerging talent and educating them about the industry, ICM continues to raise awareness of insurance as a desirable career choice. Already, we have helped to grow this movement to more than 850 insurance carriers, agents/brokers, trade associations and industry partners worldwide.

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Topics: Millennials, Recruitment, Insurance Careers Month, Generational Spotlight

Focus on the First Five Days: Setting Temporary Workers Up for Success

Posted by Beth Roekle on May 16, 2019 9:38:54 AM

Temporary talent is an important component of a comprehensive human capital plan. Insurance organizations must be nimble and able to quickly calibrate to support workloads, busy seasons, employee leaves and special projects. As the gig economy grows and becomes more commonplace, the ability to effectively leverage short-term employees is imperative.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment