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Jacobson to Present Innovative Approaches to Combating Talent Gaps

June 16, 2016
CHICAGO – The labor marketplace is facing a talent crisis unlike any it has ever faced. Industries across the business spectrum are struggling to recruit talent to meet their rapidly-growing needs. Talent acquisition professionals from a wide-range of industries will share their unique insider insights during the STAR Chicago Innovation in Talent Acquisition Panel in Chicago. Dave Coons, senior vice president at The Jacobson Group, will sit on the panel and present the wide-ranging efforts the insurance industry is currently undertaking in order to bridge the talent gap.  

“The talent market in insurance is heating up,” said Coons. “As Baby Boomers begin preparing for their mass retirement, recruitment of young professionals and recent graduates is vital to future success. As an industry, we must begin thinking outside-the-box and develop innovative and forward-thinking requirement strategies in order to remain competitive.”

In addition to Coons, the program, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on May 19, 2016, will feature Wendy Zietz, managing director, program diversity at ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO and Crystal Stanfield, manager, global recruiter at IBM. The discussion will be facilitated by Kristy Nittskoff founder of Talent-Savvy. The panelists will discuss innovative solutions to address today’s talent gaps. 

As senior vice president, Coons provides leadership to Jacobson's professional recruiting, emerging talent, RPOtemporary and temp-to-hire staffing and property and casualty subject matter experts practices. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of these business units, Dave serves on the Executive Management Team and plays an integral role in the continued growth and development of the firm.

About The Jacobson Group
The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 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

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