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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.

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.

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.

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.

Trailer: Welcome to The Insurance Talent Podcast

Greg Jacobson and Rick Jacobson, co-CEOs of The Jacobson Group, celebrate 50 years of providing talent to the insurance industry. As part of our 50-year celebration, we're excited to launch The Insurance Talent Podcast, which will discuss the talent topics necessary for insurance leaders to thrive in an evolving environment. In this episode, take a trip down memory lane to hear how the company and the insurance industry have changed in the past half-century.

Compass 14.3: Coming Out Ahead in The Great Reshuffle

Stay ahead of "the Great Reshuffle" the insurance industry is experiencing. Reevaluate your approach to onboarding and retention to improve job satisfaction, recruit top performers and create a people-focused work environment.

Effectively Leading Through Change

Presented at SOA Health Conference

In today’s industry, the ability to recognize the impact of your employee’s efforts, be empathetic to their needs, and develop strategies to promote engagement and retention is more important than ever. By reevaluating your business strategies, leaders can better prepare their teams emotionally and psychologically for change, while gaining their support for new initiatives.

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 3.4% in May. 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.

Be Ready to Take on New Challenges By Building Hybrid Teams

Published in Insurance Journal

As the pandemic served as a catalyst for creative working arrangements, insurance organizations have utliized hybrid workforces to quickly respond to shifting needs. By strategicially building and mobilizing blended teams, companies can cultivate a working model to remain competitive and attract top talent.

Bringing true diversity, equity, and inclusion to claims

Published in Claims and Litigation Management

Diversity, equity and inclusion continue to be a top priority for the insurance community. Explore actionable steps to cultivate diversity and inclusion within your organization from both the recruiting and talent development perspectives.

 

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 2.5% in May. 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.

Prioritizing Potential to Build Future-Focused Teams

Published in Carrier Management

As the business climate continues rapidly evolving, teams need a variety of skills and adaptibility to be successful. Organizations must shift their recruiting and talent functions to seek diverse, qualified candidates to accomodate for the industry's future needs.

2021 Mid-Year Actuarial Trends

The past several months have brought on many changes for insurers. Within the actuarial realm, the ability to adapt to shifting regulations and structures has become vital and new skill sets are setting the most successful individuals apart.

Embedding Racial Equity in the Insurance Industry

Published in AIRROC

Leaders in insurance organizations must treat DEI as a business priority and develop a strategy to make an impact beyond performative measures. Jacobson's Brett Carter joined a panel of DEI experts for an AIRROC webinar to discuss how to progress racial equity in the insurance industry.

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 2% in April. 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.

10 Ways to Energize Your Employees

Published in IA Magazine

With an abundance of opportunities available for top talent, employers are faced with the challenge of engaging and energizing their employees to decrease the risk of losing them to a competitor. From new hires to tenured professionals, it's essential to cultivate a meaningful employee-employer dynamic to maximize long-term impact.

Talking Talent with Marguerite Tortorello, Insurance Careers Movement

Published in Chisel AI

Marguerite Tortorello, managing director of the Insurance Careers Movement, examines the insurance industry talent outlook and related trends from The Jacobson Group and Aon plc's Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Study.

Engaging and Developing Younger Generations

Published in Insurance Journal

As older generations retire, insurance companies must focus on cultivating leaders from the next generation. Attracting young professionals to the insurance industry is key for building a strong and diverse talent pipeline.

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.

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

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 2.2% in March. 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.

Effective Recruitment in the Virtual Environment

Published in Insurance Journal

Following an uncertain year, recruiting professionals have began adapting to the recruiting environment. Now is the time to ensure your new interviewing, hiring and onboarding processes are effective and provide the best possible outcomes in the candidate journey.

Achieving Strategic Alignment with Productive Dialogue

As stakes rise and new and perhaps uncomfortable issues are broached, engaging in productive dialogue is crucial. Discover several practices that help leaders more effectively make decisions and resolve potential issues. 

Reinsurance Adjusting Program Gives Mutuals a Leg Up

Published in Grinnell Mutual

Even after a year of record unemployment, the supply of professional claims adjusters cannot meet the needs of the industry, and claims talent remains difficult to recruit. Grinnell Mutual examines claims trends from The Jacobson Group and Aon plc's Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Study.

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