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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

Creating Compelling Job Postings

Posted by Brett Carter on Jun 26, 2020 11:47:08 AM

While many aspects of recruiting and hiring have evolved over the years (and fairly dramatically in just the past few months), employers don't always give the same attention to their job postings. If your team has been using templated listings or doesn’t remember the last time they’ve made updates to language and format, it may be time for an overhaul. Take a fresh look to make sure you’re presenting your open positions in a way that is effective in attracting the right talent.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

Embracing Virtual Hiring to Remain Competitive

Posted by Margaret Resce Milkint and Joyce B. Dunn on May 5, 2020 9:11:00 AM

As organizations settle into operating within a virtual work environment, standard activities are transforming, including hiring techniques. Entire interview processes are now taking place behind screens and insurers must creatively adapt their approaches to talent acquisition in order to remain competitive. There’s a brand-new rule book in play, with companies often learning as they go and evolving their strategies accordingly. With the current and transitioning state of work persisting indefinitely, organizations can no longer wait for their physical offices to reopen before making a hire.

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Topics: Recruitment, Work-At-Home

Seven Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

Posted by Blake Grimm on Nov 19, 2019 11:13:22 AM

The holiday season is a unique time of year from a recruiting standpoint. On one hand, professionals are often on a break from their current jobs and may be evaluating their long-term professional goals. Conversely, potential candidates and internal staff often have conflicting schedules, making it difficult to coordinate interviews and keep momentum going.

As this year’s holiday season kicks off, there are a few things employers should consider in terms of their hiring strategies.

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Topics: Recruitment, Interviews

The Actuarial Mid-Level Talent Gap: An Update

Posted by Kylee Lacson on Nov 5, 2019 9:18:08 AM

It’s no secret the actuarial world has been facing a mid-level talent gap. In a white paper last year, “The Actuarial Talent Challenge: Combatting the Mid-Level Gap,” we examined some of the causes for this gap and ways insurers were working to close it. As we near the end of 2019, we’re taking a fresh look at the trends impacting the actuarial world and this still very relevant talent challenge.

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Topics: Retention, Recruitment

How to Avoid Spooking Your Candidate

Posted by Diana Shay Milazzo on Oct 1, 2019 9:43:10 AM

Insurance recruiting can be a delicate balance. On one hand, you’re trying to learn more about your candidate and express interest. On the other, you don’t want to seem as if you are desperate to fill a role, or the position itself is undesirable. As we approach Halloween, it’s time to take a step back and make sure you’re not “spooking” your candidates.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Interviews