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Compass 14.2: Virtual Management That Transcends the Generations

As you continue adjusting your management approach to keep employees engaged and productive, it's important to recognize varying needs and situations. Explore how to identify motivators and effectively manage across the five generations.

Compass 14.1: Emotional Intelligence - Effective Leadership in the New Workplace

Explore the four areas of emotional intelligence, as well as tools and techniques to strengthen and grow existing leadership skills.

 

 

 

Compass 13.4: An Intentional Approach to Remote Productivity

Shifting organizational dynamics and employees facing new challenges have leaders focused on how to manage and measure productivity.

 

Compass 13.3: Reimagining Your Organization to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

Explore how leadership can provide guidance and support as they inspire employees to move forward and reimagine their organizatons for success.

Compass 13.2: Managing a Remote Employee Culture

In today’s physically isolated work setting, it’s important for organizations to promote a positive and supportive corporate culture that reflects your company values. By doing so, companies can keep their employees engaged and motivated.

Compass 13.1: Prioritizing Succession Planning in the New Year

In today’s competitive market, succession planning is often delayed in response to more immediate business needs. However, now is the time to prioritize creating strategic and intentional plans that will contribute to long-term company success.

Compass 12.4: Engaging Seasoned Industry Talent

Kylee Lacson and Brett Carter discuss how insurers can embrace the diverse workforce and consciously engage their seasoned employees. By doing so, they can be best positioned to benefit from the unique skill sets and talents all employees have to offer.

Compass 12.3: What Does the Candidate-Driven Market Really Mean for Insurers?

This issue's feature article discusses the importance of considering the candidate's perspective and motivations. Jacobson's David E. Coons discusses how insurers can remain competitive in a candidate’s market including how to be strategic about offers and counter offers.

Compass 12.2: Developing a New Type of Leader

This issue’s feature article explores the importance of growing and developing leaders who can inspire and propel the organization's success. Jacobson’s JoJo Harris and Brad Whatley discuss how to identify future leaders and best practices for developing their strengths. By doing so, organizations will be well-positioned to navigate through current and future challenges.

COMPASS 12.1: GEN X: THE FORGOTTEN TALENT

This issue’s feature article explores the importance of retaining and developing Gen X professionals for future success. Jacobson’s Abbe Sodikoff suggests insurers offer competitive compensation programs and provide extensive development opportunities specifically geared toward Gen X employees. By doing so, organizations can sustain their executive talent pipelines and position themselves for a bright future.

COMPASS 11.4: FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS

This issue’s feature article explores building a purposeful culture that engages employees and positions organizations for future success. In her article, Jacobson's Judy Busby cautions that flexible work environments are just a quick fix and discusses other ways to build supportive, desirable and intentional workplaces needed to succeed in the future.

 

COMPASS 11.3: AI’s CANDIDACY IN INSURANCE

This issue’s feature article explores how AI is augmenting the workforce and redefining the future of work. Modernization projects driven by AI are permeating all functions industry-wide, and only those organizations who are effectively adapting to the new AI-infused workplace will experience continued success. Jacobson’s Margaret Resce Milkint and Kylee Lacson share their insights on how organizations can empower employees, leveraging their talents alongside AI to realize the potential of this technological revolution.

COMPASS 11.2: OVERCOMING TODAY'S CANDIDATE-DRIVEN MARKET

The war for talent is here. No longer just an ominous warning for the future, the long-predicted talent crunch is hitting the insurance industry with incredible force. While the labor market’s rebound from its pre-recession state and its relative stability are certainly positive for organizations’ bottom lines, it has left insurers unprepared to face what is undoubtedly the most competitive recruiting environment the industry has ever faced. David E. Coons, senior vice president with Jacobson, shares his unique insights into the rise of a candidate-driven market. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

 

COMPASS 11.1: HUMAN RESOURCES JOINS THE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION

Increasingly low unemployment rates, rising retirements and a tightening labor pool are creating a talent-led economy. Now more than ever, a positive candidate and employee experience is critical to attracting the best and brightest professionals. Human resources are now leveraging technology to more effectively recruit, onboard, train and engage employees. JoJo Harris, senior vice president with Jacobson, shares her unique insights into the rise of technology in HR. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

 

Compass 10.4: The Perks Young Professionals Crave

In today’s increasingly competitive labor market, human capital is critical to business success. An organization is only as strong as their employees. With this in mind, businesses are going to extraordinary lengths to recruit and retain talented young professionals. These individuals are vital to business results and the bottom line. For insurers—in particular—engaging the next generation will be critical to ensuring future success. How can your organization recruit and retain talented young professionals?

Compass 10.3: The Remote Revolution: Benefits and Best Practices for Embracing a Telecommuting Culture

The work-at-home movement is taking off within the business world. This far-reaching trend has gained increased popularity in recent years as employees push companies to break down the structures and policies that traditionally influenced the workday. Find out how your organization can successfully implement a work-at-home program.

 

Compass 10.2: Retaining Top Talent: Engagement Strategies in a Competitive Market

In today’s increasingly competitive labor market, keeping key talent is vital to future success. JoJo Harris, senior vice president, and Abbie Fleming, engagement director, both with Jacobson, share their unique insights into the best practices for developing an impactful retention and engagement strategy for your organization.This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 10.1: TODAY’S EVOLVING TALENT REALITY - FINDING SUCCESS IN A “BLENDED” WORKFORCE

Faced with a rapidly shifting labor market, more and more organizations are utilizing temporary employees as part of their revamped staffing strategies. Brad Whatley, senior vice president with Jacobson, shares insights into the growth of temporary staffing within the industry and best practices and strategies for integrating contract professionals into your organization. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 9.4: TAKING ACTION - DEVELOPING SUCCESSION PLANS FOR AN EVOLVING FUTURE

Faced with an aging industry, impending retirements and a tightening talent pool, developing and implementing a succession plan is vital to ensuring an organization’s continued success. Jacobson co-CEO Greg Jacobson shares insights into the current state of industry succession planning and best practices and strategies for developing a successful leadership development plan. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 9.3: RETHINKING STRATEGIC RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION IN TODAY'S EVOLVING MARKET

The insurance industry currently stands amid what is being considered one of the most competitive recruiting environments in history. Only those organizations that embrace a new way of thinking about recruitment and selection will be able to successfully compete. Jacobson Engagement Director Abbie Fleming shares insights into recruitment and selection best practices and strategies to ensure your organization can weather the talent storm. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 9.2: THE GROWING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MANDATE

Today’s labor force is rapidly evolving. Already, demographic predictions paint a picture of a very different workplace in the near future, as employees “gray,” female professionals outnumber their male counterparts and we transition into a “minority majority” nation. As an industry, we must embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion in order to find success in this new business reality. In this issue’s feature article, Jacobson’s Managing Partner Margaret Resce Milkint shares her perspective on the growing demographic changes and strategies for building a diverse workforce. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 9.1: INSURANCE DISRUPTION - EMBRACING THE NEW REALITY

From Airbnb and Zipcar to Google Compare and cyber risk, we are facing a number of growing “disrupters.” As an industry, we are no longer able to silo ourselves against the changes being wrought by new regulations, increased competition, technological developments and distribution changes. In this issue’s feature article, Jacobson’s co-CEO Greg Jacobson shares insights into the emergence of disrupters in the insurance industry. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 8.4: ENTER THE MILLENNIALS: MAKE WAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF INSURANCE LEADERSHIP

As the Baby Boomer generation begins retiring en masse, they are leaving behind a growing executive skills gap that must be bridged. Today’s young professionals are poised to meet this impending need. Jacobson’s National Territory Manager and emerging Millennial leader, Kylee Lacson, shares strategies and best practices for building the executives of tomorrow. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 8.3: TODAY'S BUSINESS MANDATE: THE SEARCH FOR AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP

The difficult economic climate of the last decade has created a feeling of distrust in organizational leaders. Today’s employees are looking for a new kind of business leader to take the helm. Jacobson’s Managing Partner, Margaret Resce Milkint, shares insights on the positive impact authentic leadership is having on organizational productivity and success. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.

COMPASS 8.2: BUILDING YOUR TALENT BRAND: ENSURING SUCCESS IN TODAY'S TALENT MARKET

In today’s challenging labor market, having a positive public persona plays a key role in successfully attracting and engaging both current and potential employees. However, despite recognizing its importance, a number of organizations are failing to take a strategic approach to building and cultivating their images. How can organizations ensure their brand resonates with top talent? Jacobson’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Catherine Prete, shares insights and strategies to build and maintain an employer brand that wins the war for talent. This edition also includes our regular overview of the industry’s current labor market and recent executive-level job changes.
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