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Broker association exec offers thoughts on returning to the office

July 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

How brokers view their work is changing, and brokerage principals need to keep pace with these new expectations, says an executive at Ontario’s broker association. Employers in industries across the board are figuring out how (and whether) their staff will

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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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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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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

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Pandemic enabled small- and medium-sized businesses to work remotely: survey

June 15, 2021 Salmaan Farooqui - THE CANADIAN PRESS

At Jeremy Shaki’s tech education company, his workforce of around 75 people weren’t always so keen on remote work. But as the pandemic stretches on, and Lighthouse Labs invested more into the necessary infrastructure and employee programs to make remote

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You’re (still) probably working too much at home

May 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

A new report shows not a whole lot has changed when it comes to how many extra hours people are putting in while working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last summer, virtual private network provider NordVPN Teams reported that

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How to support your P&C employees in transitioning to the new workplace

May 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

Employers in the Canadian P&C insurance industry must shift their role to supporting employees and their families following more than a year of working from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hub International speakers said during a webinar Wednesday.

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Putting the ‘casual’ into business casual: Has it gone too far?

May 6, 2021 by Adam Malik

Does your boss show up for a video conference in a hoodie? How many times during the pandemic have you seen a cat stroll across the screen during a video meeting? Or heard children fighting in the background? Most have

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How to engage your staff in a hybrid office

April 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

Keeping staff engaged and stimulated when life returns to something resembling the old normal will be a top challenge for property and casualty insurance industry leaders, experts say. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian P&C industry is expected to implement

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What’s missing in a purely remote work environment

April 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

The insurance industry has shown that it can operate successfully in a work-from-home environment, but for any company that wants to see growth, being in the office on a regular basis is essential, P&C insurance executives said during the virtual

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Why the new hybrid office model may have less flexibility than you think

April 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

Those pining for the freedom to pick and choose when they’ll work from home and when they’ll go to the office may be in for a surprise, panellists of a recent insurance webinar warned. On one hand, it’s unlikely that