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PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: January 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 1.9% in December. 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.

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Presented at Portland Actuarial Club

As actuary roles continue to grow in scope and demand, organizations must develop a sustainable bench of future leaders. By including soft and interpersonal skills within young actuaries’ career development plans, you’ll be well-positioned to meet future goals with capable and effective leaders at the helm. Download this presentation for more insight on how to grow good actuaries into great leaders.

Episode 3: Prioritizing DEI: How Two Organizations Are Achieving Lasting Change

Diversity, equity and inclusion have been heavily discussed among insurers over the past several years. However, to make a lasting impact, leaders must treat DEI as a business priority and commit to cultivating an inclusive culture within all levels of the organization. In this episode, Brett Carter, managing director of The Jacobson Group, joins host Greg Jacobson to talk with two insurance leaders who have made significant strides within DEI, building it into their company’s culture and values. Ivy Kusinga, chief culture officer at Chubb, and Margaret Meister, president and CEO of Symetra, sit down with us to share how they’re achieving lasting change within their organizations.

2022 Insurance Talent Trends

As we near the two-year mark of COVID-19, many of the key themes for successful talent strategies remain from the previous year. Employers must stay agile and flexible, focus on engaging their teams, and strive to meet employees’ changing expectations. Download our guide to learn about the trends we expect will have the most impact on the insurance industry in 2022.

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 1.4% in November. 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.

What’s on Hiring Managers’ Minds as We Enter 2022?

Published in Insurance Journal

From changes in the work environment to the ongoing reshuffling, the past two years have tested flexibility of both organizational leaders and employees. As we enter 2022 how we live and work will continue to evolve. It is essential for organizations to fine-tune and adapt their approach to hiring and retention to win the war for talent in the new year.

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Presented at AMCOMP Annual Meeting

As the pandemic continues to shift the business environment, strong leaders must adapt their skills to excel amid industry challenges and disruptors. It is vital effective leaders continue to innovate and inspire, as well as engage a diverse team. Download this presentation to learn how to identify and grow sought-after skills among high performers.

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.

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 0.8% in October. 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.

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.

Rethinking Management Strategies for the Virtual Environment

The events of the past 18 months have impacted how all organizations approach their business and their talent.  As leaders redefine their management strategies to accommodate the remote and hybrid workplace, building trust is essential for productivity and retention. Download this presentation to explore key considerations for successfully building and engaging hybrid teams.

 

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 1.9% in September. 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.

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.

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 2.9% in August. 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.

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.

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