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Job opening: Lead this global Top 3 brokerage’s Canadian operation

October 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you think you have what it takes to lead Willis Towers Watson’s Canadian corporate risk and brokerage business, the job is open and it’s not too late to apply. “We’re currently interviewing,” said Ofelia Isabel, managing director, Toronto market

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What will happen with dress codes in the post-pandemic era?

October 1, 2021 by Brooke Smith

Walter Neff from the 1944 film Double Indemnity is the quintessential insurance agent. Office-bound and clad in suit, tie and hat, Neff is symbolic of a bygone era. Times have changed, and so have dress codes. “More companies have started

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Where former RSA Canada president and CEO Martin Thompson is now

September 28, 2021 by Jason Contant

Martin Thompson, until recently CEO of RSA Canada, will be stepping in as interim Group CEO of Brit Ltd., which is owned by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Brit, which covers complex risks, said in a press release Tuesday that

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3 steps towards preventing ‘the Great Resignation’

September 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

The global COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a tidal wave of people quitting their jobs in what’s being called “the Great Resignation.” What can employers do to combat this wave of resignations? Take a three-step, more data-driven approach to retention, said

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How insurers are approaching mandatory vaccinations

September 15, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two Canadian mutual insurers have announced they are implementing vaccination policies for their workforces. Gore Mutual Insurance Company and Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company made the announcements earlier this week. “After hearing from employees, and keeping the health and well-being at

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Is your IT team compromising security for business continuity?

September 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

A vast majority (91%) of IT teams surveyed across Canada and other countries felt pressure to compromise security for business continuity, admitting that security took a backseat to business continuity during the pandemic, a new report from HP Inc. reveals.

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Mandatory vaccination: Is it right for your P&C workplace?

September 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

An increasing number of organizations have been mandating that their workers get vaccinated, while many others are trying to decide whether to follow suit. For those still deliberating their options, the decision could have a significant impact on short-term productivity

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Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

September 9, 2021 by Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – When Sept. 11 comes, Natasha Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. But the public relations maven’s

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The ‘Triple A’s’ to successfully navigate your company through the pandemic

September 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

The ‘Triple As’ of strategic agility — avoid, absorb and accelerate — are distinct ways that successful companies navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent blog from Harvard Business Review. Companies such as Airbnb that not just survived by

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MGA’s program gives employees money to take time off

September 1, 2021 by Brooke Smith

You’re burning out. According to a June survey from Canadian Underwriter, 54% of P&C employees reported feeling at least some stress and burnout working from home. Human resources experts often recommend that employees use their vacation entitlement to recharge, but

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Why top performers should rotate throughout your company

August 26, 2021 by Jason Contant

Allowing top performers to move around your brokerage or insurance company will be critical to retaining talent as businesses emerge from the pandemic, according to information adapted from a human resources think tank. “Of course, it’s human nature to want

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Should public workers’ compensation protect clients from liability for mental stress caused by harassment?

August 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s workers’ compensation tribunal was wrong when it decided that a Niagara Falls hotel can’t be sued by a former worker who alleges she was forced to quit after suffering harassment, the provincial Divisional Court has ruled. As a result