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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

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Your staff’s mental health: What to watch for

February 18, 2021 by Adam Malik

Investing in the mental health of your staff has always been important, but the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home just how important it is, says one Canadian P&C insurer executive. “I think we’ve really learned through 2020 and now into

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Why self-care is not the right cure for workplace burnout during the pandemic

February 17, 2021 by David Gambrill

Self-care strategies such as meditation, yoga, eating properly, and exercising are not the right tools for preventing workplace burnout during the pandemic, says Jennifer Moss, a journalist, researcher, and author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and the Burnout Epidemic. “Self-care

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What’s missing while working from home

January 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

While many embrace the greater workplace flexibility ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, employees may be missing out on mentoring opportunities for career development, P&C leaders say. For example, mentoring is made more difficult when brokers can’t turn around in

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What’s keeping insurance CEOs up at night

December 15, 2020 by Adam Malik

About 10 months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, insurance leaders are less confident about growing their business and are increasingly concerned about the cratering economy, an insurance industry observer told a recent virtual conference. Even so, they’re showing more confidence

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You’re probably working too much while at home

June 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Employees are working longer and harder in a COVID-19 world than they did before, and it’s raising concerns about burnout — especially when many aren’t making vacation plans, according to a number of recent studies. A recent survey showed that

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Opinion: What’s the future of remote work for brokers post-pandemic?

June 17, 2020 Nick Novinger, Regional Manager (Quebec), Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

One question top of mind for brokers and their clients is: Will this remote work environment be something that we’ll see for the long term? Maybe not entirely, but there are parts we can take to make the broker world

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Cybersecurity an afterthought for businesses during the pandemic, study suggests

June 5, 2020 by Adam Malik

Cybersecurity has become an afterthought for commercial clients amid the coronavirus pandemic, with companies not implementing enough safeguards for employees working from home, a new report warns. Not only are few companies providing employees with company devices so that they

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How the pandemic has shown leaders can trust their staff

May 7, 2020 by Adam Malik

Most property and casualty insurance brokers have been working remotely from home for nearly two months, managing a crush of client needs during the novel coronavirus pandemic. In doing so, they have provided a lesson in trust. Serving customers successfully

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What adopted technology will stick around after the pandemic?

May 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

Now that many insurance professionals have been successful working from home, plenty of technologies they are using now are expected to stick around even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to a number of P&C experts. “The tools we’re using

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COVID-19: What one broker misses the most these days

March 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

Like many other brokers across the country, Myles Kuharski is still getting used to not having clients drop by the office, or heading out for regular meetings. “That last week was one of the things that [was difficult],” he said

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COVID-19: A brokerage’s guide to working from home

March 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokerages that don’t have a pandemic or business continuity plan in place that allows employees to work from home could follow the lead of one Ontario brokerage that is trying to recreating the office workspace experience in their employees’ homes.