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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Insurance: The MVP of the Big Game

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 10, 2022 3:27:51 PM

This year, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will meet at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California to compete for the ultimate football victory. While the players on the field and a love of the game are what attracts the crowds, insurance is one of the many moving parts that keep the game running smoothly - both in the stadium and on TV. Here are some insurance facts about the Big Game you might not have known:

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Topics: Property and Casualty, Insurance, Big Game

Talent Strategies for a Successful 2023 Open Enrollment Season

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 31, 2022 9:32:03 AM

Throughout the past few years, planning ahead for open enrollment and annual enrollment periods has become increasingly critical. Now, with the industry facing an incredibly tight labor market and organizations fighting an ongoing war for talent, securing the right sales agents early on is more important than ever to overall success.

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Topics: Healthcare, Insurance

Talent Trends for Insurers to Watch in 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 6, 2022 8:48:00 AM

Entering 2022, we mark nearly two years of adapting to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shifting employee expectations and long-term virtual and hybrid work environments, along with a tight labor market, will all impact how insurers approach their talent strategies in the new year. Below are a few of the key trends we’re anticipating. To read more, download our complete 2022 Insurance Talent Trends Guide.

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Topics: Recruitment, Diversity, Inclusion, Insurance, Talent, Work-At-Home, company culture

Making Meaningful Progress Toward Racial Equity Within Insurance

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Most insurance professionals will agree that a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce is essential; however, progress toward making this goal a reality has been slow. In the past decade, the number of Black individuals working in insurance rose by just 3 percentage points, to 12% in 2020. This lack of diversity is especially apparent within the C-suite and other leadership roles. According to Reuters, only three of 168 senior executives and 13 of 119 board members at the top 10 U.S. insurers and brokers (by market value) are Black. There is still much work to be done; yet many organizations are often unsure of where to begin or how to make a meaningful impact.

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Topics: Diversity, Insurance, leadership

5 Questions to Ask When Crafting Your CAT Season Talent Plan

Posted by Karen M. Lopez on Mar 23, 2021 4:06:53 PM

With catastrophe season looming, it’s time to start strategizing your talent plan for both the expected and unexpected events this year will bring. Last year saw record-setting tropical storms and wildfires. While tornado activity was below average in 2020, 2021 is predicted to have above average activity, due to La Niña. No matter what this year’s CAT season has in store, having a strategic talent plan in place is undoubtedly key to ensuring your policyholders are best taken care of in their times of need.

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Topics: Property and Casualty, Insurance, Talent