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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Engaging Talent in the Great Reshuffle

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 4, 2021 8:39:23 AM

The industry is experiencing “the Great Reshuffle” of talent. Many professionals who have held off on making moves during the past year and a half are moving forward in their job searches and reevaluating their roles within their current companies. Insurers must be proactive in retaining their employees and recruiting top talent to their organizations.

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Topics: Professional Development, company culture

Leadership Reflections for Moving Forward in 2021

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 25, 2021 2:18:19 PM

It’s the start of a new year and most individuals have started taking steps toward achieving their professional goals and resolutions. Last year was one like no other; goals and priorities shifted, managers led newly remote teams and external stressors weighed heavily on professionals of all levels. However, the events of 2020 also provided several lessons that will prove valuable as we enter 2021.

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Topics: Professional Development, Talent, leadership

Leadership Skills for Future Success

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 29, 2020 3:52:09 PM

As we enter 2021, business leaders are tasked with providing a sense of stability and direction amid much uncertainty. Modernization projects are moving forward, remote work is still the norm, and the line between personal and professional continues to break down. Strong leadership is vital for success in 2021. Those at an organization’s helm must inspire innovation, foster growth and serve as a north star for their employees.

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Topics: Professional Development, Talent, leadership

8 Talent Trends to Watch in 2021

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 22, 2020 12:33:15 PM

The past year was one of ongoing change, redirection and flexibility. Insurers faced many challenges and had to evolve their ways of operating, communicating and servicing customers. As we enter 2021, priorities are continuing to shift and companies are adjusting their talent strategies to be most impactful.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Diversity, Inclusion, Professional Development, Talent, culture, Work-At-Home, Onboarding

Encouraging Mentorships to Strengthen Your Workforce

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 30, 2020 8:50:19 AM

Mentoring relationships are integral to comprehensive employee development programs. The abrupt shift to the virtual environment has caused many organizations to put professional development aside in light of more pressing business concerns. However, now that many organizations are successfully moving forward in this new environment, employee development is more important than ever.

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Topics: Professional Development, company culture, mentorship