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Embracing change management: Engaging employees for sustainable change – Part 3

Phil Merrell Embracing Change Management

Part 3 in a five-part blog series One reason companies are so challenged by change management is because many of them operate differently than they did even a decade ago. The tall hierarchies through which leaders pushed directives are being … Continue reading →

What could the end of DACA mean for your employees’ health and welfare benefits?

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If President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) takes effect, it’s likely that thousands of undocumented workers will lose their work permits and protected status under the program established by President Obama’s executive order. Businesses … Continue reading →

4 key takeaways from the 2017 ACORD Innovation Finals

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For the last three years, ACORD has sought to accelerate digital transformation in insurance through its innovation challenge, a competition that highlights tech-driven solutions from some of the best and brightest in the business. Boston played host to this year’s … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Informing your workforce to inspire shared vision – Part 2

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Part 2 in a five-part blog series Amid company change, employees are often unclear about what their jobs will become. Many fear the worst: uncertainty, loss of control, job redundancy or unwanted moves. But consistent messaging and clear leadership can … Continue reading →

4 reasons to take a critical look at the latest HR technologies

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If you’ve read my blog posts on employee listening, design thinking and culture, you know I’m all for creating unique employee experiences that support business and talent strategies and foster high performance. Take the latest in human resources technologies: There’s … Continue reading →

Assessing the aftermath: Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

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Soon after hurricane Irma struck, Willis Re sent a team to survey the property damage in southwest Florida. After four days, and 900 miles, the team completed its assessment, which can be found here. Among the key lessons learned was … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: How agile leadership can combat disruption – Part 1

Part 1 in a five-part blog series More often than not, change initiatives fail. In fact, the brutal truth is that over 70% of change initiatives fail and it’s because they focus solely on rational aspects such as systems, processes … Continue reading →

Post-hurricane confusion in the energy insurance markets: 3 reasons why a market turn is too early to call

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Energy insurers were in a bullish mood as delegates gathered at the critical Baden-Baden reinsurance meeting last week. Their frame of mind didn’t come as a surprise, given all the media speculation on how insurance markets will respond in the … Continue reading →

How to make your employees even smarter (when it comes to benefits decisions)

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Melissa Halverson, Benefits & HRIS Manager for WAXIE Sanitary Supply shares how her company modernized their benefit delivery with Rob Harkins of Willis Towers Watson at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. In my experience interacting with … Continue reading →

What does innovation really mean for the health care and benefits industry?

Steve Blumenfield, left, Director of Strategic Operations and Alliances for Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits practice, talks innovation with Jonathan Edelheit, Principal & Founder, Global Healthcare Resources, at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. Earlier this … Continue reading →