More than 66 percent of insurers intend to increase staff during the next 12 months, according to the latest iteration of the Mid-Year U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, a part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc.
“The continued focus on increasing staff paired with mass retirements and virtually non-existent industry unemployment will only further interfuse an already challenging recruiting environment,” said Gregory P. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson.
Some additional key findings include:
- Four percent of companies expect a decrease in staffing during the next 12 months.
- Technology, claims and underwriter roles are expected to grow more than any other industry position during the next 12 months.
- Executive, technology and actuarial positions are the most difficult to fill.
The Insurance Labor Outlook Study has been conducted semi-annually since July 2009. Collecting revenue and hiring projections from organizations across all sectors of the industry, the survey provides a valuable look at the labor market outlook and hiring trends.
The study’s next iteration will occur in January 2017. For details on how to participate, visit http://jcbsn.gr/labor-study-info-sign-up.
Source: The Jacobson Group/Ward Group
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