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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 →

The future of work, and HR’s changing role

The son of an acquaintance has three jobs. Or rather, he performs work in three different areas, all while studying for his second bachelor’s degree. He’s a freelance photographer, a web-site/app developer and a DJ – not your standard run-of-the-mill … Continue reading →

Construction industry impacted by geopolitical and people risks

Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 Construction Risk Index has just been published, based on an extensive risk survey of 350 senior executives across the construction industry. This global research examines the impact of five global megatrends driving future developments across the … Continue reading →

Unlocking resilience: The four ERM keys

“I found that just surviving was a noble fight” – Billy Joel Most companies want to do much better than “just surviving.” But the world is a dangerous and complex place. Surviving itself may be difficult, but the focus is … Continue reading →

Are you rewarding for performance?

In today’s competitive labor market, especially for professional and managerial roles, the term “pay for performance” appears on virtually every job posting as a catchphrase to entice self-driven individuals. An attractive job advertisement may be able to draw candidates’ attention, … Continue reading →

Artificial Intelligence: Data-driven but not without risks

The recent edition of Mobile World Congress stressed that the industry is in a state of flux, as many new technologies have yet to enter maturity despite their strong potential for disruption. In addition to 5G and the internet of … Continue reading →

How can insurers find real value in their predictive models? Experiment thoughtfully with practical implementation top of mind.

There’s a lot of conversation about new modeling approaches and novel sources of data poised to revolutionize insurance. This extraordinary industry transformation actually began about a decade ago. Analytical methods such as generalized linear models (GLMs) and decision trees were … Continue reading →

Keeping it Simple in Complex Times

A record number of delegates attended this year’s Willis Towers Watson aviation conference, and one of the event’s hot topics saw attendees explore ways in which insurance products could change to better reflect the integrated nature of modern risk. The … Continue reading →

2017 Employee Health Care Conference: We can drive health care forward

The 2017 Employee Health Care Conferences in San Diego and New York City were record breaking – in attendance with more than 1,100 employers onsite, in the variety and depth of topics discussed, and in the optimistic and often innovative … Continue reading →

5 keys to communicating total rewards globally – The Dikembe Mutombo of HR communications

“I want to meet the guy who speaks 14 languages.” The year was 2007 and that was the first thing I heard when I walked into our Montreal office. I was there to help our local team transition a variety … Continue reading →