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Jacobson and Ward Group to Gather Valuable Industry Data in Mid-Year Insurance Labor Outlook Study

July 13, 2015
CHICAGO – The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, an Aon Hewitt company, are conducting the 2015 mid-year iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study. Since 2009, this survey has provided insurers with valuable information on labor trends and has proven to be an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook. The survey began on July 8 and is set to close on July 24, 2015.

As the industry comes face-to-face with a number of labor trends including an aging workforce and an increase in retirements, the “war for talent” is here. “As demand continues to far surpass the supply of industry professionals, the insurance recruiting climate is becoming more and more challenging. As a result, insurance organizations must rethink their current talent strategies and practices,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “The results of this survey will help them better manage their staffing and recruiting strategies.”

Organizations across all sectors of the insurance industry are invited to complete the confidential survey. All participants will receive a complimentary report detailing the survey results. To complete the survey, follow this link:

The results of the survey will be revealed and analyzed in a complimentary webinar on August 11, 2015. All members of the insurance community are welcome to attend. To register for the webinar, follow this link:

To request more information about the survey, please contact Vince Albers of Ward Group at +1 (513) 746-2422 or

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 40 years, we have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. We offer a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, emerging talent, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at

About Ward Group®:

Ward Group is the recognized leader of benchmarking and best practices studies for insurance companies. The firm analyzes staff levels, compensation, business practices and expenses for all areas of company operations and helps insurers measure results, optimize performance and improve profitability. For more information about Ward Group, visit


The Jacobson Group
Nicole M. St.Martin, Vice President and Marketing Communications Director
+1 (312) 884-0491

Ward Group
Vince Albers, Senior Analyst
+1 (513) 746-2422