Category Archives: Leadership and Talent

The drones in your human capital strategy

Dire predictions that humans will be replaced by machines in the workplace continue to make headlines. Drones are delivering packages to your doorstep. The manufacturing, automotive and healthcare industries are already highly automated in many countries, and technology companies are … Continue reading →

How to win the U.K. construction war for talent

After years of a recent recession and an overall economic slump in the U.K., things finally seem to be looking up. In 2014, the construction industry’s output was GBP103 billion, 6.5% of the total economy. The industry’s output rose in … Continue reading →

Address talent management and retirement planning together

There exists a monumental opportunity for financial institutions to work more closely with employers and their employees to help address their biggest respective risks – namely talent management and retirement planning. These two issues may seem poles apart but linking … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2016?

Our world is advancing at a pace that invites innovation at breakneck speed, encouraging companies to jump into untested waters. Whether it is new, disruptive technologies – such as drones – or just a new way of doing business – such … Continue reading →

The Construction Talent Shortage: A Risk In Need of Management

I spoke to three construction CEOs this week and each of them confided separately that their number one concern right now is finding qualified people to do the construction that’s picked up as the Great Recession shrinks in the rearview … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Is it Bullying or is it Harassment? A Liability Either Way

Most human resources practitioners have heard the complaint, “I am being harassed,” and are trained to know what to do when it happens. Generally, it is up to HR or legal counsel to determine if the complaint is truly a … Continue reading →

Will the Worldwide Aging Population Wreak Havoc on Financial Institutions?

19% of the world’s population will be over 80 years old by 2050

I remember the time when the most important social policies concerned healthcare or education, but that is no longer the case. Retirement has now become the most pressing social concern for governments in recent years. The reason is simple: The … Continue reading →

Stop Talking About Compensation; Start Talking About Total Rewards

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In survey after survey, employers tell us that among their top concerns – if not their number one priority – is winning the war for talent. An issue of such strategic importance deserves a strategic response, and one way to … Continue reading →

Threats and Opportunities of Demographic Change: Asia

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The landscape for recruitment is changing far more dramatically than many employers realise. Adapting to the new dynamics will be essential for financial groups seeking not only to hire the best, but also to grow sustainably into new regions of … Continue reading →