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Jacobson to Provide In-Depth Look at Insurance Industry Labor and Compensation Trends at NAMIC Annual Convention

September 19, 2014
CHICAGO – The insurance industry labor market is changing as we move beyond the economic downturn and insurers focus on increasing staff and fulfilling their talent needs. With the industry already amidst a growing “war for talent,” employee retention and engagement has become a key area of focus, resulting in shifting compensation strategies and performance-based pay practices. Greg Jacobson, co-Chief Executive Officer of The Jacobson Group, and Jeff Reider, Partner and head of Ward Group, will explore the current state of the insurance industry labor market and its impact on compensation during an upcoming session at the NAMIC Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md.

“Today’s insurance industry labor market is being affected by low unemployment and a renewed demand for filling open positions,” said Jacobson. “Unfortunately, an aging workforce and shallow talent pool are creating significant challenges to recruiting insurance professionals.”

 “The Changing Landscape of Rewards, Performance, and Talent,” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on September 23, 2014. The session will include an in-depth analysis of the current insurance employment situation, developing compensation trends, and the recruitment challenges presented by the industry’s increasingly competitive labor market.

As co-Chief Executive Officer, Jacobson maintains shared leadership and management of the firm’s day-to-day operation and strategic direction. In addition to overseeing the organization, Jacobson manages select search assignments for the firm’s executive search practice. Jacobson is considered an expert on the insurance industry’s labor market and is an active participant in the insurance community, contributing to many industry association events and publications.

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


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