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Why risk managers are feeling a sense of urgency

September 29, 2022 by Jason Contant

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business and risk landscape dramatically over the past couple of years and created a sense of urgency to spread risk knowledge and education, the new CEO of RIMS said in an interview with Canadian

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School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

September 27, 2022 by The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled the Greater Victoria School Board lacked the authority to censure and suspend two elected trustees over allegations of harassment and bullying. Justice Briana Hardwick says in a written decision that the

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How to message the hard market going forward

September 21, 2022 by David Gambrill

Profitable insurance companies mean stable and reliable protection for insureds during a time of uncertainty, and the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada should not be shy about reinforcing this message, industry execs told the NICC Conference in Halifax

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Brokers can help clients avoid purchasing stolen vehicles

September 19, 2022 by Philip Porado

One of the best things a broker can do for a client planning to buy a used car is to provide tips for making sure that vehicle isn’t stolen, said Bryan Gast, vice president of investigative services with Équité Association.

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P&C industry should consider “under-hiring” to fill talent gap: RIMS panel

September 15, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

P&C insurance is still struggling to backfill employees, as executives retire and the Great Resignation directs workers to other industries, industry experts told delegates attending a RIMS Canada Conference panel in Halifax. Possible solutions include turning to students (via apprenticeships),

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Key components of a successful talent-acquisition strategy

September 15, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canadian P&C companies should use data analytics for their talent acquisition (TA) strategies just as they do in other parts of the business, a speaker told Wednesday’s Reuters Events’ Future of Insurance Canada 2022 conference. “The traditional recruitment model is…

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4 insurance industry trends to watch

May 11, 2022 by Tara Kelly

In this third calendar year marked by the pandemic, emerging trends in data collection and security require insurance policy offerings to keep pace with client needs. We can count on innovation and technology to keep reshaping the insurance sector in

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One way for the P&C industry to train new young leaders

March 24, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The P&C industry is struggling to find talent to fill the leadership skills gap, but a new program designed to get prospective executives to hit the ground running may be able to help with that. The New Leader Integration program,

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Behind the P&C industry’s record-setting grad cohort

March 3, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The Insurance Institute of Canada is celebrating 1,201 Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) graduates this year, the highest number of graduates in any year since it was established in 1899.   “In a typical year, we graduate about 900 to 1,000

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Three ways to upskill your workers 

January 19, 2022 by Jason Contant

Company leaders should constantly identify recurring themes in employee feedback and surveys, congregate that data, and then determine upskilling options for talent development, a recent blog from Harvard Business Review says.   Upskilling is a longer-term investment in augmenting the knowledge,

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Tech training: How to get prospective brokers to hit the ground running

December 20, 2021 by Alyssa Di Sabatino

Applied Systems will be partnering with Humber College to develop and launch an insurance technology certificate program. The program will train students in using Applied software, which will allow students to transition more easily into a brokerage office upon program

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How to reduce wildfire losses by 30-60%

December 17, 2021 by Jason Contant

It’s a common misconception that “everything is completely gone” if you’re in the path of a destructive wildfire, said Michael Young, vice president of model product management with Risk Management Solutions Inc. (RMS).  “One of the interesting facts that most people