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Building diversity and inclusion in the construction industry

three construction workers: a woman and two men of different racial backgrounds

Why is diversity and inclusion so important to my business? For many executives, the question is increasingly top of mind. It’s also one that’s not easily answered. Companies are navigating the issue and while expectations of diverse workforces is not … Continue reading →

The insurance industry’s InsurTech autoimmune disorder

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The warning signs and five steps to avoid the condition In my experience, large, highly successful companies tend to do three basic things extremely well: They protect the core business, manage risk and avoid big mistakes. Over time, these capabilities … Continue reading →

Don’t miss the EEOC’s March 31 data deadline

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It may have been off everyone’s radar for awhile, but the EEO-1 report is back. And it’s due by the end of March. As reported in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual … Continue reading →

Are you paying your employees too much – or not enough?

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A 6-step guide to using compensation data to determine pay levels Designing pay plans that fit with your budget and are also robust enough to attract the right workforce to support your business strategy is a challenging balancing act. However, … Continue reading →

Now is the time to tackle financial well-being

Steve Nyce, Ph.D., senior economist and director of the Research and Innovation Center at Willis Towers Watson

Financial well-being has become a hot topic for employers recently. And for good reason. Our research shows that employee financial satisfaction declined significantly across many countries in 2017 — after several years of improvement. And the impact is clear. Over … Continue reading →

3 keys to executing successful corporate spin-offs

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I was recently at a conference featuring a CEO who had just completed a corporate spin-off. He was asked what, if anything, he would have done differently. His response? “More decision-making; much earlier.” His answer was pretty telling, and aligned … Continue reading →

10 tips for improving your employee town halls

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Town halls date back to New England colonies in the 1620s, where there was likely much discussion and even brash outbursts. Newspapers, and later on, radio and television, diminished the need for these open forums, but in the 1900s, they … Continue reading →

Is Belgium pitching for more company head offices with new law limiting director liabilities?

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With a lot of attention right now on head office location, not least in the context of BREXIT and passporting under European Union rules, there may be a new factor to bear in mind. My thanks go to Bart Vanstaen … Continue reading →

New pay equity legislation: Five resolutions to help ensure compliance

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The Canadian government plans to move forward with federal pay equity legislation this year, a commitment Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made during a recent speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The impending legislation is long overdue. Pay … Continue reading →

Manager’s guide to annual salary reviews: 5 key steps

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It’s salary review time. So, how can you help managers use their limited pay budgets to make meaningful base pay recommendations? Take these five factors into consideration: 1. The job’s worth (externally and internally): Managers should have a clear idea … Continue reading →