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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Q1 2022 Recruiter Report: Navigating Counteroffers

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 29, 2022 12:16:39 PM

We’re in one of the most challenging recruiting climates in decades, making it more important than ever for insurers to hone their hiring and retention strategies. In our conversations with hiring managers, as well as in our own experience as recruiters, we’re seeing an uptick in counteroffers from candidates’ current employers. Considering 72% of insurers are planning to hire this year, counteroffers will likely become even more prevalent. In this edition of Recruiter Report, we’re sharing insight on a pressing question: How can organizations most effectively handle counteroffers?

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Recruiter Report: Gauging Candidate Sincerity

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 1, 2021 8:52:28 AM

The recruiting landscape continues to transform and candidates’ attitudes and motivations are evolving along with it. In October, we hit an unprecedented 0.8% unemployment rate within the insurance industry. Recruiting has become even more difficult as the war for talent rages on. However, many hiring managers are now experiencing a new challenge: understanding how serious candidates are about accepting a new position.

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Recruiter Report: Creating an Optimal Candidate Experience

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 24, 2021 12:27:45 PM

For most insurers, the hiring process continues to be primarily virtual, bringing with it new obstacles and best practices. Candidates expect streamlined experiences tailored to the remote environment and have become less forgiving of avoidable missteps. Employers must be strategic about engaging candidates at every touchpoint, and presenting open roles and their organizations in the best light possible.

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Recruiter Report: Candidates and Relocation

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 18, 2021 3:50:19 PM

The pandemic has caused a lasting shift in candidates’ work priorities. Even as physical offices begin to reopen, employers must adjust their expectations around recruiting and be more strategic and creative regarding requirements for a role. Our professional recruiting team speaks with candidates and insurers on an ongoing basis, keeping a pulse on the shifting environment. In this edition of Recruiter Report, we’re discussing a question we’ve heard frequently in the past few months: How likely is it a candidate will relocate for a position?

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Recruiter Report: Candidate Expectations and COVID-19

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 26, 2021 4:44:32 PM

Our professional recruiting team speaks with clients and candidates every day, uncovering insights and themes around hiring trends, recruiting challenges and best practices. In this new quarterly blog series, Recruiter Report, we aim to provide a pulse on the issues and questions hiring managers are exploring and share our perspective and insight.

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