“The staffing prediction was the highest anticipated rate in the 7-year history of our survey,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “It is clear that the insurance industry is focused on building staff, resulting in an increasingly competitive labor market.”
The study found that organizations are still facing moderate difficulty in filling open roles across all disciplines. However, insurers are reporting that recruitment is slightly less difficult than it was a year ago.
Some additional key findings include:
The Insurance Labor Outlook Study has been conducted semi-annually since July 2009. Collecting revenue and hiring projections from organizations across all sectors of the industry, the survey provides a valuable look at the labor market outlook and hiring trends.
The study’s next iteration will occur in July 2016. For details on how to participate, contact Vince Albers of Ward Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Jacobson Group:
The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For 45 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 jacobsononline.com.
About Ward Group®:
Ward Group, a part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), 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 www.wardinc.com.
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