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Addressing the human element in cyber risk: The HR/risk management partnership

According to the latest research by Willis Towers Watson, cyber security continues to be widely viewed as a fundamental challenge (66%) and a top priority for organizations (85%). What’s more, the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Cyber Risk Employer Survey shows … Continue reading →

Spotlight on a National Living Wage market

The past two years have seen a big shift in the U.K. pay landscape for low earners. Back in 2015, George Osborne, a member of the British Parliament and former chancellor, announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW). … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

The impact of artificial intelligence in transportation

In October 2016 an experimental driverless truck made by Otto, an Uber-owned company, delivered 50,000 cans of beer after travelling 120 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. It did so travelling at 55mph, with a human in the … Continue reading →

Financial Conduct Authority: Imbalanced accountability

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fines total more than £3 billion in the five years up to April 2016 – with only a minuscule proportion levied on individuals. But the accountability imbalance is set to change. Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement … Continue reading →

If 35-year industry veterans and post-graduate millennials clash, will you need employment practice liability insurance?

D&O coverage for a publicly traded company? Certainly makes sense. Fidelity Bond (crime) insurance for a financial institution? Ditto. Professional Liability for a law firm? No doubt. And cyber insurance, for just about all types of organizations? Hard to argue. … Continue reading →

Digital transformation in insurance calls for diverse growth strategies

Of all the factors influencing investment activity and merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy in the insurance industry in recent years, the impact of digital technologies has emerged as a key and recurring theme in the annual surveys conducted by Willis … Continue reading →

Reshaping the compensation and benefits landscape with artificial intelligence

Just the mention of artificial intelligence (AI) evokes excitement and dread at the same time. AI is the inevitable next step in the evolution of technology. Leaders in business, technology and science are already mapping parameters to guide AI development … Continue reading →

2017 trading conditions: The “new normal” for the energy and insurance industries?

Willis Towers Watson has just launched our 2017 Energy Market Review.  Despite an encouraging uplift during the last 12 months, the energy industry is still beset by some significant challenges, including  low oil prices, cost control pressures, workforce layoffs, onerous … Continue reading →

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 →