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PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: April 2024

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

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent in Today's Market

Presented at Atlantic Claims Executive Association Spring Meeting

The insurance talent landscape has significantly evolved in the past few years. Shifting employee expectations, a talent shortage and long-term hybrid work environments are all impacting how organizations effectively attract and retain claims talent. Download our presentation to explore insights on how to be intentional and forward-thinking in your recruiting and retention strategies.

Creating an Exceptional Employee Experience

Presented at NAMIC Webinar Series

Amid ongoing virtual work environments and shifting employee expectations, finding a way to provide a desirable and engaging employee experience has become a priority for many leaders. Growth opportunities, a sense of belonging, ongoing communication and corporate culture all play a role in creating an environment that has a positive impact on professionals of all levels, tenures and locations. Download our presentation to explore best practices for shaping an employee experience that keeps individuals engaged and connected.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: March 2024

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

Q1 2024 Insurance Labor Market Study Results Infographic

The results of the first quarter iteration of the 2024 U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now available. The study, led by The Jacobson Group and Aon's STG Performance Benchmarking, examines insurance industry labor and hiring trends. View highlighted stats in our infographic.

Jacobson: Survey Shows ‘Significant Pause’ in Industry Job Growth

Published in Carrier Management

Carrier Management examines the findings from our Q1 2024 Insurance Labor Market Study. While the results reveal industry-wide optimism for revenue growth, our co-CEO Greg Jacobson noted an interesting shift in hiring trends.

Embracing Multigenerational Dynamics in Today's Workplace

How you can help employees of all generations best communicate and work together? With hybrid and remote environments limiting relationship-building opportunities, effective multigenerational communication and collaboration can be a challenge. In this white paper, Judy Busby and Rachel McCollister share tips for building strong working relationships with your co-workers across all generations.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: February 2024

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 2.3% in January. 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.

Accelerating Your Career Path by Embracing Personal Branding and Emotional Intelligence

Presented at the Emerging Leaders Conference

How can high emotional intelligence positively impact your career? Download our presentation to explore a framework for personal brand development and strategies for strengthening your existing EI skills, gaining actionable techniques and insights to help accelerate professional success.

Search Exec's Career Advice: Build a Personal Board of Advisers

Featured on AM Best TV

Creating a well-defined personal brand can fast-track career growth by opening doors to increased opportunities and visibility. In a recent AM Best TV interview, Judy Busby discusses this and stresses the importance of building a personal board of advisors for guidance when making career decisions.

Compass 17.1: Embracing Multigenerational Dynamics in Today's Workplace

In the feature article of this issue, Judy Busby and Rachel McCollister share best practices to help your employees communicate, collaborate and work effectively with all generations in today’s workplace.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: January 2024

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

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: December 2023

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 2.1% in November. 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.

2024 Insurance Talent Trends

It's hard to believe 2023 is coming to a close. We're anticipating a number of interesting talent trends to shape the insurance industry next year, including a focus on boosting the employee experience, establishing effective collaboration strategies, and reaching a balance between employee demands and business needs.

Help Wanted: Demand for IT Talent, Digital Skills Grows

Featured on AM Best TV

Technology and digital skills continue to be in high demand, yet the insurance industry faces a shortage of qualified professionals in these areas. In a recent interview on AM Best TV, Brett Carter, MBA, CIC says this is “a challenge we can overcome.” Watch the video to learn how to best bridge this talent gap.

Recruiter: Half of the Current Workforce Expected to Retire in Next 15 Years

Featured on AM Best TV

It’s no secret there’s been an ongoing shortage of young talent in the insurance industry. In a recent AM Best TV interview, Mike Abate shares why a thoughtful and purposeful approach to attracting and growing today’s emerging leaders is essential for insurance organizations. 

Compass 16.4 Creating an Exceptional Employee Experience

As more insurance professionals work remotely, leaders must prioritize enhancing employee experience. In our Compass feature article, Brett Carter and Corey Pinkham share insights on fostering a positive impact on culture, collaboration and more.

PULSE OF THE U.S. INSURANCE INDUSTRY: November 2023

The insurance industry unemployment rate increased to 1.7% 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.

Episode 11: Exploring the Current State of the Insurance Labor Market: Q3 2023

Jeff Rieder, partner at Aon and head of Ward Benchmarking, joins host Greg Jacobson, co-CEO of The Jacobson Group, to discuss the results of the Q3 2023 Insurance Labor Market Study. The duo share insights on AI, wages, hybrid work and more to help insurers remain at the forefront of a dynamic labor market.

 

Cultivating Virtual Management Skills for the Hybrid World

Published in Insurance Journal

Are remote management skills included in your employees’ development plans? Strong virtual managers impact your organization’s overall productivity, culture and retention rates. However, few individuals have received formal virtual management training. In her recent Insurance Journal article, Alicia Morris shares how to best prepare and support current and future managers in today’s hybrid work environment

PULSE OF THE U.S. INSURANCE INDUSTRY: October 2023

The insurance industry unemployment rate dropped to 1% 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.

The Power of Personal Branding

Presented at 2023 NAAIA Annual National Conference

A well-defined personal brand is a powerful tool that clearly conveys your capabilities, establishes your reputation and helps attract the right opportunities. Explore how to uncover your strengths and articulate them in a personal brand statement that is both impactful and memorable. 

Hiring Challenges in the Candidate's Market

Presented at NAMIC Annual Convention

Over the last three years, the insurance industry's talent landscape has undergone significant changes. This presentation explores the "Great Realignment" and provides insights into how organizations can adapt with intentional and forward-thinking strategies to remain competitive in today's candidates' market.

Retention Strategies for Today’s Labor Market

Presented at NAMIC HR Summit

Voluntary quitting remains high in the industry as the candidates’ market persists and employees continue to reevaluate their priorities. Download our presentation to learn how to create competitive retention programs that focus on uncovering individuals’ values and motivators to promote long-term loyalty.

PULSE of the U.S. Insurance Industry: September 2023

The insurance industry unemployment rate decreased to 1.4% 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.

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