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Want to turn an HR software implementation emergency into an opportunity? Consider the four A’s

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When your project suffers a last-minute loss of personnel, it can look like a project-ending crisis. But if you keep your head and ask four key questions, the team you end up with can be better than ever. It’s Friday. … Continue reading →

8 health care and benefits stats every employer should know about

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Have you ever heard someone present a stat that you just couldn’t stop thinking about? That happened to me last month at The Conference Board’s annual Employee Health Care Conference and it felt like it happened in every session I … Continue reading →

Are threats of artificial intelligence-driven ‘job apocalypse’ overstated?

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Much of the media narrative on Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolves around fear. Like something out of The Terminator movie franchise, intelligent machines and robots are portrayed as an existential threat to human kind. Now many fear that automation and AI … Continue reading →

The HR function of the future (Part 1 in series)

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The urgent call came on a Friday night. Our CHRO client learned the agenda for their company’s executive offsite that Monday had shifted from business as usual to how the organization would transform in light of automation. Each leader must … Continue reading →

Recent nation state cyberattacks: What they mean, and how to respond

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On April 17, 2018, the U.K. and U.S. governments issued an unprecedented statement calling out Russia as the originator of cyberattacks on businesses and public sector organizations during 2017. According to the statement, routers — the devices that direct traffic … Continue reading →

Relationship goals: Are you ready to engage your people network?

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Creating a differentiated Talent Value Proposition for all the people helping you get work done When I’m having dinner with friends I like to play a game called “Side Hustle.” I ask people what they would do outside their normal … Continue reading →

The risks and challenges of silent cyberinsurance

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You hear a lot about cyberinsurance these days and the need for it, and judging by how busy my cyber colleagues are, there’s no sign of an end to demand any time soon. Less is heard though about the so-called … Continue reading →

Does public policy prevent recovery for fraud under Delaware law?

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An interesting recent Directors and Officers (D&O) decision of the Delaware Court challenges the tacit assumption that public policy necessarily prevents recovery from insurers in cases where fraud and deliberate misconduct is alleged. The case concerns an action brought by … Continue reading →

Unbundling insurance components under IFRS 17: when is a contract not a contract?

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With the countdown to the implementation of the new global insurance accounting standard – IFRS 17 – well and truly on, insurers are (or should be) trying to understand what changes they’ll need to make to comply. In getting into … Continue reading →

Four ways to build and develop effective integration leaders (Part 2 in series)

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In our last blog, we shared insights from a recent study in which we identified what successful integration leaders do differently. We found the most effective leaders are those who inspire and motivate people, are capable of handling crisis, promote … Continue reading →