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Seasonal climate forecast for Europe

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At this time of year, in the midst of contract renewals, property insurers are keeping an eye on the long-range forecasts for the rest of the winter in Europe. We’ve all seen the headlines in the tabloids about the next … Continue reading →

How companies can prepare for changing family leave requirements

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The current patchwork of state mandates present a challenge for employers striving to treat their multi-located workforce consistently where leave is concerned. Policies can be inconsistent from state to state, presenting a conundrum for organizations with employees in multiple states. … Continue reading →

5 cyber insurance trends to watch for in 2018

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What will cyber insurance buyers face in the coming year? Here’s a snapshot of the top five trends buyers can expect, based on findings from our 2018 Marketplace Realities Report: Cyber risk. 1. Total annual cyber premiums will continue to … Continue reading →

Should insurers settle a directors’ obligation to repay defense costs after criminal conviction?

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With the threat and reality of high profile white-collar criminal proceedings being brought against directors of very large companies in the U.K., it’s worth highlighting one extension of cover under directors and officers (D&O) liability policies that may not receive … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Building trust so others will follow you into the unknown – Part 5

Willis Towers Watson Associate Gaby Joyner

Final part in a five-part blog series Building trust and influencing others through your own behavior is the final building block of leading organizational change, and it underpins the other components we’ve discussed throughout this series. Although communication and knowledge … Continue reading →

Greater criminal liability ahead for U.K. company directors involved in data breaches

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The Data Protection Bill is currently making its way through the legislative process. This Bill will replace the current Data Protection Act and will provide a comprehensive framework for data protection in the U.K. The resulting legislation will supplement the … Continue reading →

How to use your HR portal to personalize the employee experience

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Have you ever received a personalized gift? One that has your monogram? This means someone put a lot of time and thought into giving you something you’d really like — and even went a step further by putting your name … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Enabling sustainable change – Part 4

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Part 4 in a five-part blog series Ultimately, organizations don’t change — people do. So, when organizational transformation fails, it’s often because leaders haven’t acted as role models for change, or because people within the organization are comfortable with status … Continue reading →

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 →