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The Jacobson Journal: An Insurance Talent Blog

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

Performance Management in the New Reality

Posted by Sandy Zupancic on Nov 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM

As we approach the end of 2020, most insurers are preparing for annual reviews and beginning to set goals for 2021. The past year brought about many changes, and it’s likely your team’s projects and priorities evolved along with the shift in work dynamics. Day-to-day responsibilities were redefined, individuals had to lean into remote work, and many were dealing with unforeseen personal circumstances. Effectively evaluating employees’ performance and setting goals for the new year in such a tumultuous and unpredictable environment can be a challenge.

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Topics: Talent, goals

8 Tips to Ensure Project Success

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 9, 2020 11:52:24 AM

Keeping insurance organizations running smoothly is more important than ever, and an experienced staffing firm can be a valuable resource for filling talent gaps or handling special projects. As organizations embrace the hybrid staffing model, there are several things we recommend to help develop a strong partnership with your interim staffing partner and, ultimately, ensure the success of any project. Most of these tips can apply to internal special project teams, as well.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Talent, Onboarding

The Importance of People Analytics in the COVID-19 World

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 19, 2020 10:10:24 AM

Work environments have shifted dramatically in the past six months and human resources leaders are tasked with evaluating new team compositions, productivity measures, hiring techniques and more. As insurers work to understand the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic on their teams, people analytics can play an important role in making informed talent decisions.

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Topics: Analytics, Retention, Recruitment, Talent, culture, Onboarding