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Jacobson and Ward Group to Conduct Next U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study

January 14, 2014
CHICAGO – The next iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, an Aon Hewitt company, is to begin on January 13 and close on January 31, 2014. In its fifth year, this survey provides the industry with valuable information on labor trends and has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook.

Entering 2014 with virtually no unemployment, the insurance talent landscape looks much different than it did even 12 months ago. “This is one of the most competitive recruiting environments the industry has faced in years. It is important that insurers understand this challenging landscape,” says Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson, “and the results of this survey will help companies adjust their talent strategies and approaches as needed.”

Organizations across all sectors of the insurance industry are invited to complete the complimentary survey and participation is confidential. Detailed results will be distributed to all participants at no cost. To complete the survey, follow this link:

To request more information about the survey, please contact Vince Albers of Ward Group at +1 (513) 746-2422 or [email protected].

The results of the survey will be revealed and analyzed in a complimentary webinar on February 18, 2014. All members of the insurance community are welcome to attend. To register for the webinar, follow this link:

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 40 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

About Ward Group®:

Ward Group is the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices studies for insurance companies. The firm analyzes staff levels, compensation, business practices and expenses for all areas of insurance company operations to help companies measure results, optimize performance and improve profitability. For more information about Ward Group, visit


The Jacobson Group
Nicole M. St.Martin, Vice President and Marketing Communications Director
+1 (312) 884-0491
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Ward Group
Vince Albers, Senior Analyst
+1 (513) 746-2422
[email protected]