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Finding the opportunity in enterprise risk management: What’s in a name?

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The strategic chief resource officer realizes that enterprise risk management is about breaking down the silo mentality and analyzes risk and opportunity together. Continue reading →

Start with these 4 steps to create ideal employee journeys

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Creating ideal customer journeys is difficult in practice. Start by thinking through personas, personalization, integrations and AI. Continue reading →

3 steps to start closing the gender pay gap

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In a high-stakes race for talent, a gender pay gap can leave you sidelined. Understanding this gap requires a little sleuthing, and named executive officer pay is a good place to start. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Optimizing and aligning the benefits experience (Part 7 in series)

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It’s important to go beyond programs alone to ensure that your employee experience is aligned with the organization's purpose and values. An optimal benefits experience delivers an employee experience that "meets them were they are" and helps them need make the best decisions for themselves and their families. Continue reading →

Political violence in 2018: A year of uncertainty

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The political violence landscape of 2018 could be best characterized as a year of frustrations and disappointments. National rivalries and disagreements, peppered with the liberal employment of sanctions and tariffs, have made the global compact appear even more unstable. And the rise in populist movements, the erosion of governance and the increasing activity of far-right extremism has probably not yet reached its peak. Continue reading →

How forward-thinking power companies are managing their geopolitical risks

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What can we learn from how the most sophisticated power companies on the planet are integrating geopolitical risk management into their strategies and operations? We’ve been researching the latest thinking from business, government and academia on managing geopolitical risks, and four key steps have emerged. But first, what are the key geopolitical drivers of risk? Continue reading →

2019: Most dangerous risks to insurers

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Six of the top 10 risks identified as most dangerous for 2019 were in the top 10 last year. The other four fell within last year’s top 18. Continue reading →

Instability in countries like Venezuela highlights need for political risk insurance

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As Venezuela’s economic and political crisis reaches a boiling point, it serves as a cautionary tale to corporations that have invested in fast growing but increasingly unstable economies. Continue reading →

Being thrown under the bus: Why directors should worry about deferred prosecution agreements

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A theme to which I frequently return is the potential for conflicts of interest between companies and their senior management. I do so — not to scaremonger — but to challenge the often held assumption that, provided they have not … Continue reading →

Why now is an opportune time to revisit your employee assistance program

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Despite their potential, EAPs have historically been under-used by employees, with observed utilization rates of about 3%-5% reported by some Willis Towers Watson clients. But employers can use the programs to enhance overall employee wellbeing. Continue reading →