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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 →

Professional writing can take benefit communications from “what” to “sign me up!”

When I consult with clients, I like to emphasize the value of well-written benefit communication materials, but I often wonder if they understand its importance. Though most people are not professional writers, they’re able to recognize “good” or “not so … Continue reading →

Mesh Networks: Little Clouds, Big Risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) relies on connectivity; however, when it comes to connecting ‘things’ with low data traffic requirements, it’s not always cost-efficient , or necessary, to build large-capacity networks to serve them. Enter mesh networking, a configuration that … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis: Useful tips – part 1

Reporting process transformation is becoming a major issue for many European insurers. As previewed in our recent blog post, a few tips that we’ve gathered from the work we’ve been doing in this area may help companies along the way. … Continue reading →

7 Environmental Risk Management Issues To Watch

A colleague of mine, Richard Sheldon, recently provided readers of Risk and Insurance with some sage advice and seasoned input on seven different environmental risk management issues. Here’s a quick outline of the topics discussed: Mold – Current Market Appetite … Continue reading →

Despite Anthony Hilton’s warning, energy insurance products are still valuable say risk managers

There’s no doubt that both the energy and insurance industries are facing challenging times. Low oil prices are driving cost-cutting and workforce layoffs, at a time when the insurance markets are beset by over-capacity and a dwindling premium income base. … Continue reading →

Use video to reach — And teach — Your employees

No doubt your workforce is unique in many ways. However, they’re probably just like everyone else in that they are short on time and want a great communication experience  — one that’s engaging, easy to understand, and accessible when they … Continue reading →