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Highlights from the ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge (Semifinals)

Those who deal with insurance or reinsurance, and even those removed from it, are immediately aware of how far behind the industry is in terms of the technology that is used to support and facilitate the companies working in this … Continue reading →

How AI will make corporations more humane and super-linearly innovative (Part 2)

In last weeks’ blog, I listed the six fundamental pillars that make up an innovative organization: right strategy, right culture, right work organization, right technology stacks, right data and right cybersecurity. For this blog, I’ll focus on two of those … Continue reading →

Where is the SEC headed on CEO pay ratio and other compensation-related issues?

As companies continue to hope the CEO pay ratio disclosure effective date for 2018 proxies will be delayed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), here are the latest clues we have on the agency’s direction. First, the SEC recently … Continue reading →

Employers can’t ask about salary history any more. So, what now?

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic: shareholder activist groups, politicians, and Hollywood stars are talking about it. For a number of companies, it’s deeply embedded in their external brand. Equal pay has been under the regulatory spotlight for … Continue reading →

The three C’s to an excellent pay review process

Forget you’re a manager… for just a minute. Remember you’re also an employee.  You’ve completed performance reviews, gone into great detail as to all the contributions you’ve made over the course of the year to ensure your manager knows every … Continue reading →

Your construction workforce – Your biggest cyber risk and first line of defense

With the growth of cyber-related crime at an unprecedented high, it’s clear that no organization is completely immune. Many industries are falling behind in their appreciation of cyber losses. While digitalization is a common feature of boardroom discussions, confusion remains … Continue reading →

Threat vs opportunity? InsurTech is largely a matter of perspective

Regarding InsurTech from a ‘them’ and ‘us’ standpoint increasingly misses the point. It’s understandable that many insurers have perceived InsurTech as a threat to the value chain. Yet the biggest threat lies not in technology itself, but in competitors of … Continue reading →

Design thinking for a better employee experience

It’s increasingly common in HR circles to hear terms that frame issues from the point of view of the end users (i.e., employees). This might include: we need to be more agile, we need to consider our employees as consumers … Continue reading →

How AI will make corporations more humane and super-linearly innovative (Part 1)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been darkly painted by many as the technology that will destroy jobs and render humans unemployable and obsolete. But in an expansionary era of stagnant wages, economies at full capacity, cheap capital and flat productivity, a … Continue reading →

Will new accounting rules ASC 600 and IFRS 15 impact your sales incentive plans?

If you’re responsible for, or involved with your company’s sales incentive plan (SIP), then you’re used to dealing with issues like whether the plan is properly aligned with the company’s strategy, or whether it’s driving the right behaviors. You’re also … Continue reading →