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What a Hard Brexit Could Mean for U.K’s Transport Industry

The possibility of a “hard Brexit” from the European Union (EU) following the June 8 general election could change market dynamics for many transport companies, and spark questions about present business models. If conservatives retain power as current polls suggest, … Continue reading →

What we’re planning for SHRM17

In my 33 years as a rewards consultant, I’ve seen a gradual shift in HR from largely a transaction-based, tactical profession to one with experts who are focused on strategy. Practitioners today are far more tuned into – and savvy … Continue reading →

Fewer deposits will mean fewer banks

Banks are continuing to merge, however the motivations for mergers are changing. Expect the next wave of mergers to be driven, at least in part, by the anticipated change in available bank deposits over the coming years. Management needs to … Continue reading →

Basic UBI scores are good enough? C’mon insurers.

In 1989 (when I started my career as a pricing actuary), auto insurance rating plans were relatively simple. For example, most insurers only had a handful of age categories and territorial rating was done at the county level. Since then, … Continue reading →

How to measure risk culture

What gets measured gets managed, and that certainly holds true for risk culture. But how do you measure it? The very notion of organisational culture can seem difficult to describe, let alone quantify or manage. As a result, many companies … Continue reading →

Decoding cyber risk

Cybersecurity needs a new battle plan, a better plan that deals with the full spectrum of your company’s cybersecurity — not just your technology. More than half of all cyber incidents begin with employees, so it’s a people problem. And … Continue reading →

The fight to stay ahead of innovation in flight

The search to identify the next disruptive technology had delegates buzzing at this year’s Willis Towers Watson aviation conference in Singapore. The event offered a strong cross-section of air-transport businesses — including manufacturers, aircraft owner/operators, lessors, financiers, service providers, lawyers … Continue reading →

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →

The future of work: The opportunity to think differently about talent

I was recently at a conference co-presenting with colleagues on the topic of the future of work. During the post-session meet and greet, one of the attendees physically handed me his business card – the printed information with name, title, … Continue reading →

Disrupting the rotor wing market: Flying cars and passenger drones

The rotor wing industry has faced some serious headwinds in recent times; low oil prices, a weak economic climate, geopolitical tensions and ongoing safety concerns have all contributed a slowdown in growth. Indeed, 2016 witnessed the lowest order intake across … Continue reading →