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Maintaining a Presence Leadership in the Virtual Environment

Although many companies are moving forward with return to-office plans, remote work is here to stay in at least some capacity. As workplaces continue to evolve, leaders must make adjustments on how they lead, manage and develop teams.

Episode 2: Leading in the Virtual Environment: Discussions with Insurance Leaders

Fully remote and hybrid environments are here to stay and insurance leaders are continuing to evolve their styles and strategies to accommodate shifting needs. In this episode, host Greg Jacobson sits down with Stan Galanski, founder of G58 Capital, board chair of Prosight Specialty and board member of Aviva’s Canadian business; Maroun Mourad, president of global underwriting at Verisk; and Gerardo Monroy, senior vice president of Aflac U.S. Innovation Strategy and Execution. These three industry executives share their insights and experiences, as well as how leaders can most effectively move forward in the new working environment.

Compass 14.4 Maintaining a Leadership Presence in the Virtual Environment

As the workplace continues to evolve, adjustments to how you lead and develop your team are key to continued engagement and success. Explore how to adapt your leadership style to be most effective in today's hybrid environment.

The Inside View of Board Searches: Determining the Right Skills

The insurance industry has undergone dramatic transformation in recent years, and numerous shifts and challenges are still on the horizon. As priorities shift, its imperative boards take a deliberate and strategic approach to board refreshment and succession.

The Fight for Claims Talent

Published in CLM Magazine

As professional values and motivators shift, employees are now reevaluating their goals and employer expectations and exploring new career opportunities. Learn how to come out ahead in “the Great Reshuffle” by proactively building your bench strength, focusing on employee needs and developing intentional retention plans.

Adapting and Evolving to Meet Future Demands

Published in Insurance Journal

COVID-19 has forced the insurance industry to quickly adopt new ways of working. As customer expectations continue to evolve, insurance leaders must be future-focused and able to inspire and support new ideas and solutions within their teams. Fostering a culture of innovation to rise to new challenges and drive the industry forward is paramount.

Focus on Culture: Engaging Employees in the Remote Environment

Published in Insurance Journal

As remote work continues to be the standard way of operating for most businesses, insurers must strive to keep individuals connected by taking a proactive and intentional approach to remote employee culture. Explore ways to develop long-term strategies around virtual engagement to keep employees engaged, productive and loyal.

The LeaderSHIFT Playbook Episode 114: Diversity and Inclusion, Why It Matters, How to Recruit It and Much More

Presented by The LeaderSHIFT Podcast

On this episode of The LeaderSHIFT Podcast, Jacobson's Brett Carter joins Emily Hawkins for a conversation highlighting recruiting, DEI and gender roles. By teaching the power of DEI, leaders can build organizations to utilize its strength.

Boardroom View 3.2: The Inside View of Board Searches: Determining the Right Skills

The insurance industry has undergone dramatic transformation in recent years, and numerous shifts and challenges are still on the horizon. In this issue, Greg Jacobson discusses taking a deliberate and strategic approach to board refreshment and succession to ensure your boardroom continually aligns with near- and long-term organizational goals.

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

Published in AIRROC

Now in its 25th iteration, the Semi-Annual Insurance Labor Outlook Study collects and examines data on insurance industry trends and projections. AIRROC highlights a few trends and insights from our Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Outlook Study.

2021 Q3 Labor Study Results Infographic

The results of the third quarter iteration of the 2021 U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now available. The study, led by The Jacobson Group and Aon, plc, examines insurance industry labor and hiring trends. View highlighted stats in our infographic.

P/C Carrier Job Tally Down 14K So Far in 2021

Published in Carrier Management

Carrier Management examines employment trends from The Jacobson Group and Aon plc's Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Study and webinar.

Top Insurance Employers: The Evolution of the Workplace

Published in Insurance Business America

The Jacobson Group is honored to be named to the Business Insurance's 2021 Best Places to Work in Insurance List. Judy Busby shares her insights on the evolution of the workplace for the list's introductory piece.

Episode 1: Exploring the Current State of the Insurance Labor Market

While BLS data may show a rising insurance unemployment rate, the results of the Q3 2021 Insurance Labor Outlook Study tell a different story. In this episode, Jeff Rieder, partner at Aon and head of Ward, joins host Greg Jacobson to discuss the current state of the insurance labor market and the recent labor study's results. Tune in for insight on what insurance leaders can expect in the next 12 months, as well as how to attract top talent in this candidate's market.

Off the Record Podcast: Dr. Leroy Nunery II - Difficult Conversations

Presented by Off the Record Podcast

On this episode of the Off the Record Podcast, Jacobson's Brett Carter joins Dr. Leroy Nunery II, PlusUltre's founder and principal, for a candid conversation. They share insights on approaching difficult conversations regarding diversity and inclusion.

Trailer: Welcome to The Insurance Talent Podcast

Greg Jacobson and Rick Jacobson, co-CEOs of The Jacobson Group, celebrate 50 years of providing talent to the insurance industry. As part of our 50-year celebration, we're excited to launch The Insurance Talent Podcast, which will discuss the talent topics necessary for insurance leaders to thrive in an evolving environment. In this episode, take a trip down memory lane to hear how the company and the insurance industry have changed in the past half-century.

Compass 14.3: Coming Out Ahead in The Great Reshuffle

Stay ahead of "the Great Reshuffle" the insurance industry is experiencing. Reevaluate your approach to onboarding and retention to improve job satisfaction, recruit top performers and create a people-focused work environment.

Effectively Leading Through Change

Presented at SOA Health Conference

In today’s industry, the ability to recognize the impact of your employee’s efforts, be empathetic to their needs, and develop strategies to promote engagement and retention is more important than ever. By reevaluating your business strategies, leaders can better prepare their teams emotionally and psychologically for change, while gaining their support for new initiatives.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: July 2021

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 3.4% in May. PULSE serves as a supplement to our quarterly newsletter, Compass, by providing an overview of the industry's current labor market on a monthly basis. The feature includes exclusive Jacobson insights, insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Be Ready to Take on New Challenges By Building Hybrid Teams

Published in Insurance Journal

As the pandemic served as a catalyst for creative working arrangements, insurance organizations have utliized hybrid workforces to quickly respond to shifting needs. By strategicially building and mobilizing blended teams, companies can cultivate a working model to remain competitive and attract top talent.

Bringing true diversity, equity, and inclusion to claims

Published in Claims and Litigation Management

Diversity, equity and inclusion continue to be a top priority for the insurance community. Explore actionable steps to cultivate diversity and inclusion within your organization from both the recruiting and talent development perspectives.

 

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: June 2021

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 2.5% in May. PULSE serves as a supplement to our quarterly newsletter, Compass, by providing an overview of the industry's current labor market on a monthly basis. The feature includes exclusive Jacobson insights, insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Prioritizing Potential to Build Future-Focused Teams

Published in Carrier Management

As the business climate continues rapidly evolving, teams need a variety of skills and adaptibility to be successful. Organizations must shift their recruiting and talent functions to seek diverse, qualified candidates to accomodate for the industry's future needs.

2021 Mid-Year Actuarial Trends

The past several months have brought on many changes for insurers. Within the actuarial realm, the ability to adapt to shifting regulations and structures has become vital and new skill sets are setting the most successful individuals apart.

Embedding Racial Equity in the Insurance Industry

Published in AIRROC

Leaders in insurance organizations must treat DEI as a business priority and develop a strategy to make an impact beyond performative measures. Jacobson's Brett Carter joined a panel of DEI experts for an AIRROC webinar to discuss how to progress racial equity in the insurance industry.

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