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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Attracting and Retaining Gen Z in Today’s Labor Market

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Apr 6, 2022 11:30:11 AM

For years, the insurance industry has explored how to best recruit and engage young professionals. Millennials have long been the focus of these conversations; yet, the oldest Millennials are now in their early 40s and stepping into more senior- and executive-level roles. Generation Z is the newest generation to enter the workforce and brings its own distinct characteristics, work styles and expectations.

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Topics: Recruitment, generational

Insurance Labor Study Results Reveal Record-Breaking Recruiting Difficulty

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 22, 2022 12:59:12 PM

Throughout the past year, insurers have faced a tight – and often tumultuous – labor market. More seasoned professionals are continuing to retire, individuals of all levels are leaving the workforce amid “the Great Resignation” and we’re experiencing “the Great Reshuffle” of talent. Our recent Q1 2022 Insurance Labor Market Study indicates the recruiting climate has reached record difficulty and will likely become more challenging as we continue through 2022.

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Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment

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

Building Hybrid Teams Ready for New Challenges

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 3, 2021 2:45:00 PM

As catastrophe season continues, insurers are responding to recent devastating events while also preparing for what the next few months may bring. The year has already seen hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires, meaning the ability to adapt to increased workloads has become a vital part of insurers’ claims management strategies.

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Topics: Recruitment, Work-At-Home, company culture

Results of the Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Outlook Study: Employment Growth Amid a Difficult Recruiting Market

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 1, 2021 1:48:20 PM

As we move through the second half of 2021, insurers’ employment outlooks remain strong. Our recent Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Outlook Study, conducted in partnership with Aon plc, found 93% of insurers plan to increase or maintain their headcounts in the next 12 months.

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Topics: Labor Market, Retention, Recruitment