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Why ‘reverse mentoring’ is better than mentoring

April 25, 2023 by David Gambrill

Mentoring up, or ‘reverse mentorship,’ in which managers learn as much from employees as employees learn from their managers, is fast becoming a topic of conversation in a P&C industry characterized by significant gaps in age and professional experience. “I’m

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Regulating business culture. A “solution in search of a problem?”

October 4, 2022 by David Gambrill

In what lawyers are calling a “solution in search of a problem,” Canada’s solvency regulator is seeking input from the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry on how to regulate business culture. “I feel like this culture conversation in Canada

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What would a hybrid workplace even look like?

March 26, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals would like a more flexible, hybrid workplace, a recent survey shows, but the question for employers now is what such an arrangement might look like. About 87% of the more than 1,150 P&C insurance

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Return to the office: Acknowledging workers’ fear

May 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

As the P&C industry plans to return to the office safely while remaining socially distant, perhaps the greatest challenge lies in accommodating anxious, digitally-empowered employees and clients who aren’t yet ready to return to traditional workplaces while the pandemic is

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The “dark side” of working from home: How to avoid an isolated workforce

April 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

Before COVID-19, there was a lively debate within the Canadian P&C industry about the virtues and pitfalls of working from home, featuring the industry’s skeptics (a.k.a.  the “Boomers”) and proponents (the “Millennials”). Well, guess what? The pandemic has made us

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Shopping online at work? Why your bosses might care

November 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

There’s a good chance you’ll be tempted to put work aside and look for deals with Black Friday sales online. If you’re using your work device, your employer will likely look the other way. But that doesn’t mean they don’t

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How some insurers handle sick days

November 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

If you’re feeling a cold coming on, you could be doing more harm than good if you make your way to the office, a workplace expert warned. And for some in the property and casualty space, employers allow for staff

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How Trump’s ethical follies can benefit Canada’s P&C industry

October 29, 2019 by David Gambrill

All the talk in the White House these days about “whistleblowers” and “no quid pro quo” echoed in the discussions about ethics last Thursday between Canadian insurers and their brokers at the 2019 Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Convention.