Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →

The future of work: The opportunity to think differently about talent

I was recently at a conference co-presenting with colleagues on the topic of the future of work. During the post-session meet and greet, one of the attendees physically handed me his business card – the printed information with name, title, … Continue reading →

Job disaggregation — On the front lines

A key feature of the future of work is the concept of the “democratisation” of work: Work that was traditionally the domain of intact jobs of skilled, full-time employees, is being separated into parts and being done by alternate means. … Continue reading →

Are you ready for negative proxy season votes? Consider these four steps.

The 2017 proxy season is here, and annual meeting volume is about to accelerate. Support for say-on-pay resolutions, at over 90% on average, is strong, right? Isn’t a favorable say-on-pay vote sufficient to avoid the microscope with shareholders, proxy advisors … Continue reading →

Addressing the human element in cyber risk: The HR/risk management partnership

According to the latest research by Willis Towers Watson, cyber security continues to be widely viewed as a fundamental challenge (66%) and a top priority for organizations (85%). What’s more, the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Cyber Risk Employer Survey shows … Continue reading →

Spotlight on a National Living Wage market

The past two years have seen a big shift in the U.K. pay landscape for low earners. Back in 2015, George Osborne, a member of the British Parliament and former chancellor, announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW). … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

If 35-year industry veterans and post-graduate millennials clash, will you need employment practice liability insurance?

D&O coverage for a publicly traded company? Certainly makes sense. Fidelity Bond (crime) insurance for a financial institution? Ditto. Professional Liability for a law firm? No doubt. And cyber insurance, for just about all types of organizations? Hard to argue. … Continue reading →

Reshaping the compensation and benefits landscape with artificial intelligence

Just the mention of artificial intelligence (AI) evokes excitement and dread at the same time. AI is the inevitable next step in the evolution of technology. Leaders in business, technology and science are already mapping parameters to guide AI development … Continue reading →

Employers focus on improving quality and access for behavioral health services

Findings from the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Behavioral Health Survey illustrates that U.S. employers are focused on improving quality and access for their benefits programs aimed at reducing anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Key findings: Most U.S. employers say behavioral … Continue reading →