Articles by JoJo Harris

Harris is senior vice president of human resources of The Jacobson Group, a provider of talent to the insurance industry. Phone: 800-466-1578. Email: jharris@ jacobsononline.com.

Evolving Compensation Practices to Meet Changing Employee Needs

Hiring managers have had to transform many of their standard activities and procedures to accommodate today’s primarily virtual environment. From adapting interview processes to be effective and efficient over Zoom calls to confidently making a final offer to someone they’ve …

People Analytics in the Age of COVID-19

Insurance organizations have recently been navigating a number of talent shifts in a short amount of time. Organizations that did not previously have remote work strategies in place have had to quickly implement programs and launch new technologies to ensure …

Reimagining Corporate Culture to Engage Employees

Today’s work environments are vastly different from those of a couple decades ago. Open floor plans are the norm and physical doors are often reserved only for top executives and meeting spaces. Technology has made it possible for professionals to …

Prioritizing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

For the past several years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been a prominent topic of discussion within the insurance industry. However, while most companies understand that diversity is good for business, many have not made D&I initiatives a priority until …

More Than a Manager: A Mentality to Ensure Enterprise Success

Today’s passive candidate-driven market requires insurance organizations to reevaluate the ways they manage their workforces. Impending mass retirements and a lack of emerging professionals joining the industry are making it increasingly difficult for employers to find the right candidates. A …

Analytics as an Answer to Strategic HR Management

It is hard to imagine modern human resources management without analytics. A growing emphasis on productivity and employee engagement has inspired organizations to collect and analyze workforce data. As young professionals increasingly equip themselves with data science and other technology …