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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

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

Business Continuity in Times of Uncertainty

Posted by Brad Whatley on Mar 12, 2020 10:08:00 AM

The coronavirus is top-of-mind across the globe and the insurance community is starting to feel the effects, from heightened health awareness to travel restrictions and self-imposed quarantines. When we at The Jacobson Group were preparing for the potential impact of this strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our employees, company and clients, we realized our perspective as a talent-focused organization might prove beneficial for others as they establish their own plans. While we’re fervently hoping the coronavirus weakens, we have highlighted four essential considerations to support ongoing employee wellness and business continuity.

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Topics: Insurance

Committing to Strategic Professional Development

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 22, 2019 10:04:00 AM

Professional development is a vital component of employee engagement, retention and career satisfaction. Training magazine found U.S. companies spent about $87.6 billion on training and development in 2018. Amazon alone recently announced it’s investing an average of $7,000 per employee for voluntary training programs. As companies begin to reinvest in employees’ individual growth, it’s important these initiatives also contribute to larger business goals.

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Topics: Insurance, Professional Development