Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Addressing the human element in cyber risk: The HR/risk management partnership

According to the latest research by Willis Towers Watson, cyber security continues to be widely viewed as a fundamental challenge (66%) and a top priority for organizations (85%). What’s more, the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Cyber Risk Employer Survey shows … Continue reading →

Spotlight on a National Living Wage market

The past two years have seen a big shift in the U.K. pay landscape for low earners. Back in 2015, George Osborne, a member of the British Parliament and former chancellor, announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW). … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

If 35-year industry veterans and post-graduate millennials clash, will you need employment practice liability insurance?

D&O coverage for a publicly traded company? Certainly makes sense. Fidelity Bond (crime) insurance for a financial institution? Ditto. Professional Liability for a law firm? No doubt. And cyber insurance, for just about all types of organizations? Hard to argue. … Continue reading →

Reshaping the compensation and benefits landscape with artificial intelligence

Just the mention of artificial intelligence (AI) evokes excitement and dread at the same time. AI is the inevitable next step in the evolution of technology. Leaders in business, technology and science are already mapping parameters to guide AI development … Continue reading →

Employers focus on improving quality and access for behavioral health services

Findings from the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Behavioral Health Survey illustrates that U.S. employers are focused on improving quality and access for their benefits programs aimed at reducing anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Key findings: Most U.S. employers say behavioral … Continue reading →

The future of work, and HR’s changing role

The son of an acquaintance has three jobs. Or rather, he performs work in three different areas, all while studying for his second bachelor’s degree. He’s a freelance photographer, a web-site/app developer and a DJ – not your standard run-of-the-mill … Continue reading →

Are you rewarding for performance?

In today’s competitive labor market, especially for professional and managerial roles, the term “pay for performance” appears on virtually every job posting as a catchphrase to entice self-driven individuals. An attractive job advertisement may be able to draw candidates’ attention, … Continue reading →

2017 Employee Health Care Conference: We can drive health care forward

The 2017 Employee Health Care Conferences in San Diego and New York City were record breaking – in attendance with more than 1,100 employers onsite, in the variety and depth of topics discussed, and in the optimistic and often innovative … Continue reading →

5 keys to communicating total rewards globally – The Dikembe Mutombo of HR communications

“I want to meet the guy who speaks 14 languages.” The year was 2007 and that was the first thing I heard when I walked into our Montreal office. I was there to help our local team transition a variety … Continue reading →