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4 ways to stay visible while working remotely

August 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

As more Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals shift to a hybrid workplace, it will be important for remote workers to remain visible while the rest of their colleagues are in the office. To be viewed as a valued team

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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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How much more you say you’re working from home

June 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

Three in five Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals report working more hours from home than when they were working in the office, according to a recent Canadian Underwriter poll. However, a number of readers wrote in open-ended responses that

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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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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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6 ways to help your P&C workers transition back to the office

June 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

There’s a bit of a tempest brewing regarding a post-COVID return to the office, and employers can do six things to make sure that the tempest remains in a teacup, as one consultant advises. Published survey results show a gap

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Working from home increasingly popular among Canadian P&C professionals

June 18, 2021 by Adam Malik

More property and casualty insurance industry professionals are working from today than six months ago — and more are “very satisfied” to be doing so, according to a Canadian Underwriter poll conducted last week. Canadian Underwriter first asked the industry

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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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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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Preparing for the new work normal? Don’t move too quickly…

April 28, 2021 by Adam Malik

Deciding to shift your workforce to be more weighted towards a work-from-home environment isn’t as easy as flicking a switch for brokerages and insurance companies, P&C experts on a recent web panel warned. There needs to be real thought put

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P&C leaders want you to take your breaks, big and small

April 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Take your vacations. Block out time to take breaks during the day. Get away from the computer. That’s some of the advice from human resources leaders in the property and casualty insurance industry during a recent webinar panel discussion. Just

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Will the need for social interaction make the hybrid office a passing fad?

April 21, 2021 by David Gambrill

While many Canadian employees wish to return to a hybrid office — some adamantly so, according to a recent survey by human resources firm Robert Half — some believe the “fear of missing out” on the opportunity to socialize with