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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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Is it time to ease up on the video calls?

March 4, 2021 by Adam Malik

New research shows the influx of video calls brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is tiring people out. “Zoom” has become a verb to describe videoconference meetings, said professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

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The critical piece that made remote work successful for Travelers

February 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

Property and casualty insurance industry employers need to work with staff to set clear expectations when it comes to setting up a working-from-home policy, says an insurer executive. Done correctly, P&C employers can see a boost in productivity and employee

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Miss the office commute? This is why you should

January 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

Many property and casualty insurance professionals are not missing driving into the office every day after shifting to working from home for the last 10 months. However, a pair of researchers are saying the daily commute does provide valuable benefits

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How Canada’s P&C professionals feel about working from home

January 19, 2021 by David Gambrill

Most Canadian P&C insurance industry professionals would like to see more hybrid, flexible working arrangements once the health threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. “I’m not really keen to go back to five days a week [in the

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Aviva Canada’s approach to the new pandemic workplace  

October 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

As the COVID-19 pandemic extends into the fall and winter months, with cases continuing to rise throughout the country, it is critical that the industry’s leaders foster a culture of trust within their P&C organizations moving forward, an Aviva Canada

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Two ways your clients are most likely to get hacked during COVID-19

July 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Cybercriminals are showing much better success with phishing and social engineering attacks while everyone is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says a recent report. In fact, in a highly-publicized incident just days ago, Twitter confirmed it was the

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Why remote workers should stay where they are

July 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

Staff members who are working from home should stay there for the foreseeable future, one risk leader recommends. Scott Fouts, vice president of risk services at Hub, stated his recommendation during a webinar hosted by Hub, Workplace Safety: Employer Obligations

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How this brokerage is keeping its socially-distanced culture strong

May 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

Zoom meetings can help keep people in touch and see colleagues’ faces, but it doesn’t replace the atmosphere of being in the office. That’s why one brokerage is trying to find new ways to keep employees engaged and help keep

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What brokerage leaders should be doing every day

April 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

Your employees may be struggling in a work-from-home environment, so it’s essential to check in with them to make sure they’re adjusting well, say brokerage leaders. Ensuring regular communication can go a long way to keeping their mental health strong.

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Brokers working from home: A personal story

March 26, 2020 by Adam Malik

For broker Stanislav Kojokin of Toronto-based KASE Insurance, getting yourself organized so that you know what your day and the rest of the week is going to look like is the key to success while working from home. Having worked