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What prospective talent looks for when choosing a P&C employer

February 3, 2023 by Jason Contant

Flexible work arrangements remain a top consideration for aspiring Canadian P&C insurance professionals, according to a new poll from a Vancouver-based multi-disciplinary recruitment firm. The poll from Impact Recruitment found that, aside from monetary compensation, one in four professionals consider

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Marsh McLennan names CEO for U.S. and Canada

February 1, 2023 by David Gambrill

Pat Tomlinson has been named U.S. and Canada CEO of Marsh McLennan, the company announced Wednesday. Flavio Piccolomini has been named International CEO. Together, Tomlinson and Piccolomini will lead a new collaborative effort by the company to serve clients across

Carole Jardine, Wawanesa's president of Canadian P&C operations
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Carol Jardine discusses retirement, succession planning and knowledge transfer

January 31, 2023 by Jason Contant

Knowledge transfer is top of mind for P&C insurance industry veteran Carol Jardine, as she prepares to retire as Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s president of Canadian P&C operations at the end of February.  “I don’t think I’ve given away all

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What’s next for Wawanesa after senior executive shuffle?

January 30, 2023 by Jason Contant

As Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company changes its leadership structure with the appointment of three industry professionals to more senior leadership roles, industry veteran Carol Jardine — currently the insurer’s president of Canadian P&C operations — is also set to retire

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Wawanesa appoints two industry veterans to new leadership roles

January 26, 2023 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company has changed the leadership structure of its Canadian operations with the appointment of industry professionals Anna McCrindell and Graham Haigh to senior vice president and chief operating officer roles. As SVP & COO – East, McCrindell

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Can a new college program draw talent to commercial brokerages?

January 18, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The specialized nature of commercial brokering is causing a talent shortage now that veterans are retiring in droves. “I literally get three or four different companies a week that ask for talent, and it’s amplified across the industry,” said John

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Chief executive to leave public insurer in February

January 18, 2023 by Jason Contant

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) president and CEO Nicolas Jiminez will be leaving his post on Feb. 3 to become president and CEO of BC Ferries, ICBC announced Tuesday. ICBC’s board of directors made the announcement in a press

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Try these innovative approaches to attract talent

January 17, 2023 by Jason Contant

Canada’s P&C insurance industry has been in the middle of the war for talent for a while now, so it would be well-served to take a look at some under-used or innovative approaches to hire and retain talent, as suggested

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What 2023 looks like for your small business clients

January 4, 2023 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Small business owners have a slightly better outlook on the year ahead than a month ago but their short-term outlook has worsened, the latest survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said. The small business

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How to motivate a top performer if you can’t promote them

January 4, 2023 by Jason Contant

Every brokerage has one or more top performers, but what can you do if you can’t promote them? Try developing interim strategies to help these employees get their underlying needs met, advises a new blog from Harvard Business Review. When

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Are your remote workers less engaged?

December 15, 2022 by Jason Contant

Executives’ fears that remote workers are becoming less engaged and spontaneous when working online than they are while in the office may be unfounded, new research has determined. One of executives’ biggest worries about remote work is the reduction in

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Wawanesa names new VP of Ontario for P&C operations

December 14, 2022 by David Gambrill

Susan Williams-Bonet is Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s new vice president of Ontario for the company’s P&C operations. She takes over for Josie Porto, who retires this year following a distinguished 36-year career with Wawanesa. “Together with our broker partners, we