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Hardhats, high tech and the value of slow adoption

I’ve been in construction a long time and admit that at times we may deserve our industry’s reputation of not exactly being early adopters of new technology. We’re no strangers to high tech, of course. CAD, BIM, drones: we’re doing … Continue reading →

Getting ready to report your gender pay gap in the U.K.

April 2018 may sound a long way off. But from that date, it’s proposed that all companies with over 250 employees in the U.K. will have to report their ‘gender pay gap’—aka, the difference in pay between all male and … Continue reading →

The strategic opportunity of risk in the transportation industries

The transportation sector’s intimate relationship with the global economy means that its modern practitioners face risks that are influenced by factors such as increasingly complex markets commercial alliances transient workforces disparate regulatory frameworks the inexorable march of technology geopolitical shifts … Continue reading →

Simplifying pension plan investment management

As the investment world becomes more sophisticated over time, pension plan investment committees have access to better ideas and better implementation. But, as with any industry, developments can come with increasing complexity and decreasing rewards. At some point, innovation may … Continue reading →

U.S. parent company experiences effect of U.K.-style deferred prosecution agreement for bribery

The U.K. subsidiary of a U.S.-registered corporation has recently entered into only the second ever U.K. court sanctioned deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). DPAs have long been a feature of the U.S. criminal corporate justice system. They recently hit the headlines … Continue reading →

The fourth industrial revolution and being fair by design

As we move through the fourth industrial revolution, a few things stand out. Among them, that the ongoing discrimination against women — a shameful cultural and historical legacy — has no place in this century. I find it scandalous that … Continue reading →

Creative solutions for adverse-weather catastrophes

The recent flooding in Louisiana, by some referred to as the Great Flood of 2016, has been described by the American Red Cross as the worst catastrophe to have hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Is my home safe, … Continue reading →

Peering past the hype around blockchain

To some it sounds too good to be true: an online trading system that can’t be hacked, costs almost nothing, more or less runs itself and has potentially vast applications for transactional and data-driven business — like insurance. Continue reading →

Consolidation in the health care industry: bane or boon?

In the past five years, there have been several thousand mergers and acquisitions of both health care providers and payors. Continue reading →

5 guidelines for open enrollment communications

To help take the sting out of the open enrollment process (at least on the communication side), I offer these five simple guidelines. Continue reading →