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Threat vs Opportunity? InsurTech is largely a matter of perspective

Regarding InsurTech from a ‘them’ and ‘us’ standpoint increasingly misses the point. It’s understandable that many insurers have perceived InsurTech as a threat to the value chain. Yet the biggest threat lies not in technology itself, but in competitors of … Continue reading →

Design thinking for a better employee experience

It’s increasingly common in HR circles to hear terms that frame issues from the point of view of the end users (i.e., employees). This might include: we need to be more agile, we need to consider our employees as consumers … Continue reading →

How AI will make corporations more humane and super-linearly innovative (Part 1)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been darkly painted by many as the technology that will destroy jobs and render humans unemployable and obsolete. But in an expansionary era of stagnant wages, economies at full capacity, cheap capital and flat productivity, a … Continue reading →

Will New Accounting Rules ASC 600 and IFRS 15 Impact Your Sales Incentive Plans?

If you’re responsible for, or involved with your company’s sales incentive plan (SIP), then you’re used to dealing with issues like whether the plan is properly aligned with the company’s strategy, or whether it’s driving the right behaviors. You’re also … Continue reading →

Solvency II makes M&A harder – Educated guesswork isn’t good enough

Sellers of life insurance portfolios have to meet buyers’ growing expectations for understanding the capital implications of a transaction in advance of a deal. Two overriding issues have shaped mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the European life insurance market … Continue reading →

Why a well-run energy industry workforce underpins effective asset risk management

Piper Alpha. Longford. Texas City. Deepwater Horizon. Everyone in the energy industry knows about these landmark energy losses, and everyone fears another one. But apart from being catastrophic, each of these occurrences has one common thread — human error. Where … Continue reading →

Does your HR portal create a zen place for your employees?

The saying goes, “there is place for everything and everything in its place.”  I often think of this when I work with organizations on arranging their HR content.  In my last blog post, “Implementing an HR portal? Get your house … Continue reading →

Crowd goes wild: Risks of overreliance on crowdsourcing

While the concept of a sharing economy may be a fairly new one, its roots date back to the centuries-old practice of crowdsourcing (i.e., outsourcing work, or aspects of work, traditionally performed by an employee or designated agent to separate … Continue reading →

Construction Insurance Marketplace update

Expectations for Construction Risks: Rate, Terms and Conditions The U.S. construction property and casualty market continues to exhibit rate stability. While the market remains soft, a level of underwriting restraint has started to take hold. Much of this is driven … Continue reading →

Tracking aviation’s journey: From a travel option for developed countries to a global economic tool

For the average traveller, booking a flight appears to have become a very simple process. Open a browser, select one of various travel search engines, select your preferred flight, time, price and airline, input your credit card details and pack … Continue reading →