Jacobson Employee Spotlight – Q3 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group

We recently wrapped up the Q3 2020 Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study in partnership with Aon plc. Despite the tumultuous overall economic climate, 83 percent of the study's respondents intend to maintain or increase their staff sizes in the next 12 months. Additionally, insurers are seeing persistent recruiting difficulty.

The corporate employees represented in this quarter's employee spotlight roundup are integral in helping our clients meet their insurance talent needs, whether through our executive search practice, professional recruiting service arm or subject matter experts solution.

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Employee spotlight-03-4SARAH RADFORD
Recruiter, 2 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Alma Mater: University of Mississippi

Describe Your Role: As a recruiter in our professional recruiting solution, I set out to find the perfect individual for each position. I love that I get to speak with candidates from all parts of the country and discuss such a wide variety of roles!

Favorite Thing about Jacobson: I love working with such amazing people. I have made great friends, and it’s comforting to know everyone at Jacobson is there to help you when you need it!

Jacobson in Three Words: Collaborative, Supportive, Fun

Favorite Music: Country! I usually attend multiple concerts each year, but now I'm just listening to playlists at home. 

Surprising Fact about You: I was an Irish dancer when I was younger. I'm about 95 percent Irish!

Joyce Dunn TCC Blog HeadshotJOYCE DUNN
Vice President and Managing Director, 10 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Abbeville, South Carolina

Alma Mater: Lander University for my Bachelor of Science in business/accounting and Florida State University for my Master of Science in Management in insurance and risk management

Describe Your Role: As a managing director within Jacobson’s executive search practice, I support client relationships, evaluate candidates and direct the internal team regarding search strategy. I am passionate about delivering a consultative talent solution for our clients.

Favorite Dessert: Peach cobbler

Surprising Fact about You: I enjoy playing the piano.

Jacobson in Three Words: Integrity, Client-focused, High-quality

KAiello TCC Blog HeadshotKAREN AIELLO
Assistant Vice President of Account Management, 12 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Describe Your Role: I manage consultants who are assisting clients on temporary projects and remove any roadblocks in their way so each project is as successful as possible. I also support the client relationship, ensuring our consultants meet expectations and our clients are happy with the results.

Jacobson Superpower: Breaking an awkward silence with a funny one-liner

Best Piece of Advice: Make sure you can honor your promises. If you don’t have an answer, it’s better to say “I don’t know” and get back to them with the right answer than to guess.

Jacobson in Three Words: Focused, Accommodating, Ethical

Senior Researcher, 5 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Chicago Heights, Illinois

Alma Mater: Western Illinois University

Describe Your Role: As a senior researcher, I work alongside our team of recruiters, supporting them by identifying potential candidates for our clients.

Favorite Music: Country music

Weekend Plans: Spending time with my husband, Bobby, and our son, Eli

Surprising Fact about You: I am a soon-to-be-certified personal trainer!

Best Piece of Advice: Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.

For more insight on the industry’s hiring plans, view the full labor study report or infographic.