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Return to work: How P&C industry workers feel about workplace safety

June 25, 2021 by Adam Malik

Fears about COVID-19 infections in the workplace, questions about safety precautions, and concerns about vaccination rates are key reasons why some property and casualty insurance professionals say they are not enthused about a return to the office. Canadian Underwriter’s Working

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Brokerage leader wants burnout taken more seriously

June 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

A brokerage leader is concerned that “burnout” is a term thrown around too casually, and it’s not taken as seriously as it should be in the property and casualty insurance industry. “As someone who has suffered burnout, I can tell

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The new flex workplace: Can your boss ask you to work late if you take time off midday?

June 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

As COVID draws to a close, expect the following dilemma to happen more often in a flexible workplace environment. It is one of your days to work from home. You ask your manager if you can take an hour off

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Why one-third of Canadian P&C professionals want to go back to the office

June 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

About one-third of 800 Canadian P&C insurance professionals surveyed by Canadian Underwriter in June are enthusiastic to return to the office, and that’s mainly because they want to see their friends again. Today, 34% of Canadian P&C insurance professionals reported

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BFL Canada founder on the catalyst for setting up his own foundation

June 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

When Barry Lorenzetti set up his family foundation a few years ago, it was with his uncle Arthur in mind. Lorenzetti, president, CEO and founder of commercial brokerage BFL Canada, remembers when his uncle would visit Lorenzetti’s home when he

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6 ways to help your P&C workers transition back to the office

June 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

There’s a bit of a tempest brewing regarding a post-COVID return to the office, and employers can do six things to make sure that the tempest remains in a teacup, as one consultant advises. Published survey results show a gap

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Working from home increasingly popular among Canadian P&C professionals

June 18, 2021 by Adam Malik

More property and casualty insurance industry professionals are working from today than six months ago — and more are “very satisfied” to be doing so, according to a Canadian Underwriter poll conducted last week. Canadian Underwriter first asked the industry

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How much you’re lying to yourself about time management

June 17, 2021 by Adam Malik

While George Costanza may claim that his entire life is a lie, most people will tell about 200 lies a day — and many to themselves about what they’re doing and what they can actually accomplish, according to an expert

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Staff vaccine status discussions, disclosures pose challenges for businesses

June 17, 2021 by Danielle Edwards - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Cynthia Fernandez said her personal sense of responsibility for the safety of her clients led her to publicly disclose that her staff were vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this spring. “I think a lot of people are nervous still

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IBC elects Allstate Canada president and CEO to lead its board

June 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

Ryan Michel, president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, has been elected chairman of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)’s board of directors. Michel has more than two decades of industry experience. He is accountable for the Allstate Canada

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How to create effective, engaged workplace teams after the COVID-19 pandemic

June 16, 2021 by Matthias Spitzmuller, Associate Professor and Toller Family Fellow of Organizational Behaviour, Queen's University, Ontario

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.   Well into the pandemic’s second year, we are beginning to

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What employers and employees can expect of each other in a hybrid future

June 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

It’s reasonable for your boss to ask you to dress appropriately for video calls with clients, but brokers can also reasonably ask for flexible work hours, says an expert from Aon. No matter what the expectations may be, companies and