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Comprehensive Succession Planning for Future Success

As the business world settles into a longer term normal, many companies are reprioritizing succession planning. It is vital companies take the time to evaluate and develop their employees to meet their companies future needs. Explore best practices for effectively approaching succession planning beyond the executive ranks.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: November 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 1.1% in October. 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 insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Rising Stars 2022

Published in Insurance Business America’s Rising Stars

Starting in June, Insurance Business America invited insurance professionals across the country to nominate the most exceptional young talent for the annual Rising Stars list. Nominees were asked about their current role, key achievements, career goals and the contributions they’ve made to shaping the industry.

DEI: Making a Lasting Impact

Presented at SOA ImpACT Conference

For years, the actuarial community has recognized the importance of diversity and its compelling business case. However, to be truly successful, insurers must also focus on equity and inclusion, while understanding the underlying reasons for diversity's impact on business and profits. Download our presentation to gain a better understanding of how to create a work environment that embraces interdependence and intersectionality, while encouraging equity and opportunity for all.

2022 Insurance Industry Succession Planning Study Results

Explore the industry's succession readiness across all organizational levels. The Jacobson Group’s Insurance Industry Succession Planning Study measures the breadth and depth of carriers’ succession readiness. The 2022 study was conducted from September 15 through October 2 and was open to insurance carriers across all industry sectors. Download the results for valuable benchmarking insights to help refine your organization's succession planning strategies.

Identifying the Right Talent for Your Insurtech

Published in Insurance Journal

Insurtechs are continuing to disrupt the insurance industry, while pushing traditional insurers to focus on modernization initiatives and how they can best leverage the capabilities of data and analytics. Whether you’re an insurtech organization or any other insurance organization embarking on modernization initiatives, the ability to bring in the right people to push these initiatives forward is essential. Read this article to explore a few key areas to consider as you identify and retain the individuals who can most effectively move your organization forward.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: October 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 0.9% in September. 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 insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Cultivating a Corporate Culture that Transcends Locations

Published in Insurance Journal

Over the past few years, organizations have continued to evolve in response to shifting environments and priorities. Now, as insurance organizations are establishing more permanent plans for moving forward and operating long term, it’s important to explore how a corporate culture can best translate to the new working reality. Read this article to learn best strategies for cultivating a strong culture that transcends locations.

Episode 8: Exploring the Current State of the Insurance Labor Market - Q3 2022

As we enter the second half of 2022, insurers remain optimistic about employment growth, according to the results of The Jacobson Group and Aon-Ward’s Q3 2022 Insurance Labor Market Study. Jeff Rieder, partner at Aon and head of Ward Benchmarking, and Greg Jacobson, co-CEO of The Jacobson Group, discuss the study’s key findings and provide insight on areas insurers should consider to stay ahead in the challenging labor market.

The Digitally Lagging Insurance Industry is Poised for a Well-Funded Transformation

Published in Insider Intelligence

The insurance industry has lagged behind most other sectors in its digital transformation, but change is coming. Insurance technology spending is expected to grow significantly between 2022 and 2026. Insurers plan to use the increased tech spending to digitize their core capabilities, build out digital self-servicing tools, and create personalized products and experiences for customers. Read this article to explore the importance of digital transformation within the insurance industry.

Recruiting for Skills, Not Experience

Presented at IASA Midwest Fall Conference

The insurance industry remains a candidate-driven market and competition for innovative and future-oriented professionals is increasing. However, many organizations miss out on qualified talent by basing their hiring and promotion criteria on candidates’ past roles and lengthy lists of requirements. Download our presentation to explore actionable steps for expanding your candidate pools, interviewing for skills, and supporting DEI efforts by uncovering potential among individuals both inside and outside the industry.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: September 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate slightly decreased to 1.7% in August. 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 insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Recruiting and Retaining Claims Talent in the Candidate's Market

Published in Insurance Journal

Demand for claims professionals has reached historic levels. Coupled with an extreme labor shortage and a reshuffling of talent industry-wide, competition for top talent is fierce. A renewed approach to recruitment and retention is key to a fully-staffed and engaged claims team. This article highlights best practices on developing talent managemet strategies for success in today's market.

Retaining High Performers Through Strategic Professional Development

Presented at SOA Life Meeting

The war for actuarial talent is intensifying, amplified by an existing mid-level talent gap and increased competition from outside industries. Actuarial leaders must be strategic in how they demonstrate commitment to their employees' futures and proactive in providing clear career pathing and development opportunities within their organizations. Download our presentation to explore common characteristics and expectations of younger generations, the skillsets essential for tomorrow's leaders and ways to effectively build long-term loyalty within your employees.

Insurers Anticipate Staffing Increase Over the Next Year Despite Recruiting Difficulty: The Jacobson Group

Published in Insurance Journal

Amid one of the most competitive labor markets the insurance industry has ever seen, talent is a top priority for most leaders. Although recruiting difficulty remains at its highest point, the majority of insurers are still planning to add to their teams in the next year. Read this article to explore more valuable insights into the recruiting climate and talent outlook. 

Building Your Personal Brand and the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Presented at Emerging Leaders Conference

As you progress in your career, a well-defined personal brand and high emotional intelligence are powerful tools for moving ahead. Create an impactful and cohesive personal brand that highlights your natural talents and skills, while growing your emotional intelligence to positively impact your working relationships and attract opportunities. Download our presentation to explore how to best utilize emotional intelligence and create a personal brand to positively impact your career trajectory.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: August 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate slightly decreased to 2.1% in July. 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 insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Recruitment and Retention: How Changing Expectations are Shaping the Future of Work

Presented at LOMA Supplemental Health, DI & LTC Conference

Long-term remote and hybrid work environments, blurring lines between personal and professional lives, and Generation Z’s entrance into the workforce are transforming the insurance industry’s employment landscape and reshaping the future of work. Insurers must infuse new tactics into traditional recruitment and retention strategies in order to attract, develop and build a bench of loyal employees. Download our presentation to explore best practices on redefining recruiting and retention plans within your organization to expand and diversify your talent pool.

Compass 15.3: Recruiting Redefined: Staying Competitive Amid Realignment

As the world has evolved throughout the past 2 and a half years, so has the state of recruiting. Explore best practices for refining the candidate experience and attracting top talent in the evolving employment landscape.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: July 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate slightly increased to 2.8% in June. 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 insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

Episode 7: Preparing for Board Service: Expert Insights

Serving on a corporate board can be a rewarding and valuable experience in many ways. The Jacobson Group’s co-CEO Greg Jacobson recently sat down with two industry leaders to discuss the qualities of successful directors and how insurance executives can most effectively prepare for a board seat. Donna Zarcone, who currently sits on the boards of Cigna, CDW, The Duchossois Group and Quinnox; and Dave Michelson, who sits on the board of FedNat and is president of DWM Consulting and advisor at a number of technology companies, share their vast experiences and advice for those pursuing board service.

Effective Leadership in the Virtual Environment

Presented at SOA Health Meeting

Fully remote and hybrid work is here to stay and actuarial leaders are continuing to evolve their styles and strategies to accommodate shifting needs. In order to build engaged and future-focused teams, leaders must refine their management approach and be intentional about helping employees build relationships and connect to the organization's culture. Download our presentation to learn how actuarial leaders can boost productivity among their staff to meet business goals and move forward in the new working environment.

 

Recruiting for Skills, Not Experience

Presented at IASA Xchange Annual Meeting

The insurance industry remains a candidate-driven market and competition for innovative and future-oriented professionals is increasing. By taking an approach that focuses on skills, not experience, insurers are able to be more inclusive in their hiring and reach a broader talent pool of diverse individuals. This presentation will explore actionable steps for expanding their candidate pools, interviewing for skills, and supporting DEI efforts. 

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: June 2022

The insurance industry unemployment rate slightly increased to 2.3% 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 insurance industry labor statistics and graphs to illustrate changes.

2022 Underwriting Trends Guide

Learn which upcoming trends will drive the underwriting industry forward this year. Insurers are continuing to experience the most competitive labor market in recent history. From intensifying recruiting difficulty to shifting candidate expectations, the underwriting function must adapt to a changing industry.

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