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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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Willis Towers Watson’s new risk and broking leader for Canada

January 5, 2022 by Jason Contant

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Erin Magilton as the new risk and broking leader for the brokerage’s Canada region. Magilton has more than 25 years of experience in the risk and broking industry and has held a variety of

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Meet Chubb’s new Canadian leaders

January 4, 2022 by David Gambrill

Paul Johnstone is now Chubb Canada’s chief operating officer, while Melanie Wilcox will succeed him in his former role as the head of personal risk services in Canada. “Paul and Melanie both bring extensive experience to their new roles,” John

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Steps to improve talent recruiting efforts 

December 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

A few relatively simple changes can make a big difference in recruiting efforts for mid-size firms, two workforce management firms said in a recent blog.  First, rewrite job postings and descriptions to emphasize the benefits of working for you instead of your specs

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Why some insurance professionals are looking forward to back-to-the-office

December 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Anna McCrindell, vice president of commercial insurance with Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, likes the energy she gets from heading back into the office. McCrindell said during an Insurance Institute of Ontario webinar Nov. 23 that in her current role, she’s

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Strategies for successful digital transformation

December 1, 2021 by Jason Contant

Enlisting digital transformation enthusiasts and starting with a keystone change are key to successfully implementing a digital transformation strategy, according to a new blog from Harvard Business Review. “The first thing that every transformation must confront is resistance,” said the

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Why a short-term approach to talent management doesn’t work anymore

November 26, 2021 by Jason Contant

It’s time employers get better at sourcing their own talent and actively developing their employees’ skills, two authors wrote in a blog from Harvard Business Review. “For decades, companies have adopted a short-term, ad hoc approach to talent management —

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What’s the most successful way of seeking new P&C talent?

November 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

Personal referrals were the most successful method for seeking new talent in the property and casualty insurance industry, speakers agreed during an Insurance Institute of Ontario webinar Tuesday. An informal poll of attendees to the webinar asked which recruitment channels

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How to talk to your clients about death & disgrace insurance

November 19, 2021 by Brooke Smith

The worlds of sports and entertainment have their share of behaviourally challenged people. And it’s not just actors, singers and athletes who get into trouble. Bad behaviour can also lurk in the C-suite. So, hopefully, their teams, record labels, companies

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What OSFI’s insurance head says about return-to-work

November 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Staff retention, professional development and the risk of worker isolation are among the factors the industry needs to think about when deciding on an approach to working remote or in the office. “As the pandemic eases and restrictions are lifted,

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Saskatchewan to amend employment act to recognize workplace sexual harassment

November 19, 2021 by The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan is proposing to amend its employment act to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace. The government has introduced legislation to make it clear that any unwelcome action of a sexual nature constitutes harassment. The amendment also covers

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When the war for talent meets the ‘Great Resignation’

November 17, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry was already facing the oft-mentioned ‘war for talent,’ and now it has to contend with a newer talent crunch: The ‘Great Resignation.’ The widespread trend of a large number of workers leaving their jobs