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3 steps towards preventing ‘the Great Resignation’

September 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

The global COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a tidal wave of people quitting their jobs in what’s being called “the Great Resignation.” What can employers do to combat this wave of resignations? Take a three-step, more data-driven approach to retention, said

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Mandatory vaccination: Is it right for your P&C workplace?

September 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

An increasing number of organizations have been mandating that their workers get vaccinated, while many others are trying to decide whether to follow suit. For those still deliberating their options, the decision could have a significant impact on short-term productivity

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The ‘Triple A’s’ to successfully navigate your company through the pandemic

September 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

The ‘Triple As’ of strategic agility — avoid, absorb and accelerate — are distinct ways that successful companies navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent blog from Harvard Business Review. Companies such as Airbnb that not just survived by

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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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4 design concepts for the new hybrid office

July 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

In planning their future hybrid offices, Canadian insurance industry employers will need to carefully consider office design approaches, a blog published Thursday by Harvard Business Review advises. “By all indications, the future of work is hybrid,” wrote Jim Keane and

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3 steps for an effective back-to-the-office plan

July 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

If back-to-the-office conversations are just starting at your company, or if you are finding that an early strategy isn’t working, employers should take a three-step approach to creating a successful plan, a business strategist suggests. As a manager, the first

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Tips for re-onboarding employees who started remotely

June 28, 2021 by Jason Contant

It’ll be a difficult enough adjustment for Canadian P&C professionals who were working remotely to head back to the office. But it’ll be particularly challenging for those who were hired and onboarded remotely, according to a Harvard Business Review blog

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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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Pressure from investors isn’t the only reason insurers are exiting from fossil fuels

June 1, 2021 by Jason Contant

Many insurers and reinsurers are considering or actively transitioning away from insuring fossil fuel companies as pressure mounts from investors and clients over environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. “But pressure from end investors isn’t the whole story,” Tom Johansmeyer,

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People analytics: How you can use employee data for internal hires

May 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

When acquiring talent, organizations should consider using employee data to glean insights into the best internal hires for their teams, one tech vendor suggests. There has been some debate within the Canadian P&C industry about whether to look outside the

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6 tips for growing your sales team

May 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

Growing your sales team involves a variety of tactics — including protecting your strengths (strong salespeople and existing customers) — and avoiding the “first-year turnover problem,” says a new blog from Harvard Business Review.  Organizations need to be purposeful about

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3 pieces of advice before selling your brokerage

March 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

Highlighting which areas of your brokerage can run without you is a crucial exercise for any broker principals who want the sale of their brokerage to be a happy and fulfilling event, according to information adapted from a recent Harvard