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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

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

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

Overcoming Today’s Candidate-Driven Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Apr 18, 2018 9:01:18 AM

No longer just an ominous warning for the future, the long-predicted war for talent is here. The insurance industry—in particular—has been hard hit by the emerging talent crunch and insurers are now faced with more openings than potential professionals. The result is a candidate’s market.

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Topics: Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment

Are you insured for the Big Game?

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jan 30, 2018 8:29:59 AM

When it comes to watching the Super Bowl, nine out of 10 viewers will be viewing the game from the comfort of their own homes.The chips and dip are plated, the big screen is fired up and the chili is ready to go. You may think you’re all set for the big game, but are you missing something critical?

When it comes to watching the Super Bowl, nine out of 10 viewers will be viewing the game from the comfort of their own homes. While this may seem like the safest place to enjoy the show, hosting a Super Bowl bash comes with its fair share of potential insurance claims.

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Topics: Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Insights into Today’s Evolving Talent Reality: Trends for 2018

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jan 16, 2018 12:30:48 PM

Teaser Template 2018.pngThe talent market within the industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Insurance organizations face an increasingly challenging labor market, a growing talent shortage and rising turnover rates. Is your company prepared?

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare