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Hybrid office: Centre for collaboration, or inefficiency?

November 13, 2023 by David Gambrill

Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals generally believe they work more efficiently in a hybrid office than at home — although some of this depends how you define workplace “distractions” in a sales culture. In an online survey conducted last

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What today’s P&C hybrid office looks like, post-COVID

November 8, 2023 by David Gambrill

Hybrid workplaces in the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry haven’t changed all that much since the pandemic receded from media headlines 17 months ago. And generally speaking, P&C professionals seem satisfied with their current hybrid arrangements. Canadian Underwriter surveyed more

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Want your employees back in the office? Think flexibility…

March 20, 2023 by David Gambrill

Three years into the pandemic-induced hybrid workplace, Canadian financial services employees are worried about losing their new-found flexible office arrangements and aren’t afraid to seek new employment opportunities elsewhere — meaning retention is the name of the game for employers

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Better productivity in the office? Think again, HR survey finds

July 7, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Remote work is now tied with the office as the place to do the most productive work, according to a new survey by recruitment and employment services provider Robert Half. Forty-two per cent of professionals report accomplishing more work at

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How employers are incentivizing the return to the office

April 27, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Many in the P&C industry plan to return to work in-person, so companies may want to consider ways to incentivize their employees to return to their offices, suggests a panellist at the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Pivot with Purpose webinar.

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How Canada’s P&C industry is reacting to the hybrid office

March 31, 2022 by David Gambrill

Seventy-one per cent of Canada’s P&C industry reports being happy with their new hybrid office arrangements, according to a Canadian Underwriter online poll. Almost 46% reported being ‘very satisfied’ with moving to hybrid work, while a further 26% were satisfied.

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How Canada’s P&C industry feels about COVID safety in their offices

March 30, 2022 by David Gambrill

More than seven out of 10 Canadian P&C industry professionals feel protected from COVID in their new hybrid office arrangements, according to an online poll conducted this week by Canadian Underwriter. Over 650 P&C professionals answered CU‘s survey, including brokers,