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How employers can provide impactful financial wellbeing programs: Insights from the Employee Financial Wellbeing Conference
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:34:23 +0000
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“Why should we offer a financial wellbeing program? What’s in it for us?” For most large employers, that’s how the conversation started only a few years ago. It’s since evolved. We’re no longer talking about whether these efforts matter or …

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How will automation, AI and other technologies change the insurance industry as we know it? Two expert opinions
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:00:30 +0000
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How is technology impacting the insurance industry and what do we expect to see in the years to come? To find out, we sat down Alice Underwood, Global Leader of Insurance Consulting and Technology and Dave Ovenden, Global Pricing and …

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2019: The year regulators force insurers to account for sustainability risks on their balance sheets
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:21:25 +0000
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The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released its latest sustainability proposals (EIOPA-BoS18/483), which are wide ranging and could have significant implications for insurers’ investment strategies, risk and actuarial functions, product pricing, design and sales processes. They involve …

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Evolving the benefit mindset: Using inclusion and diversity programs to attract and sustain human capital (Part 3 in series)
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:40:20 +0000
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Think you have the perfect formula for attracting, retaining and engaging a diverse and inclusive workforce? If you said yes, I’m likely to disagree. You may have a focus on pay equity, performance management and employee resource groups (or ERGs). …

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The Network Information Systems Directive and the requirement on directors to get a little more technical
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:07:43 +0000
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Chances are you’ve heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but how about its lesser known cousin, the Network Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive)? This came into force in the U.K. on May 10, 2018, through the Network Information …

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Evolving the benefit mindset: Aligning benefits with organizational purpose (Part 2 in series)
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:55:07 +0000
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With today’s unprecedented rate of change, low unemployment and continuous disruption, employees are looking for differentiated work experiences that offer personalization and choice, as well as stability. As organizations evolve their mindsets to this new way of thinking, they have …

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Three key steps for addressing cyber risk in the construction industry
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 07:00:05 +0000
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Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are becoming integral parts of the construction industry. But with its widespread adoption comes new risks that call for a more sophisticated approach to risk management. It’s the phone call no contractor wants to receive …

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Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to the pace of change (Part 1 in series)
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:49:33 +0000
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Louis Pasteur famously observed that “fortune favors the prepared mind.” This seems particularly appropriate as we reflect on the pace of change in business and the challenge of designing and delivering a competitive and differentiated employer-sponsored benefits portfolio. Today, HR …

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Top 5 technology risks for publishers
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:39:09 +0000
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In my post, The Changing Risk Landscape for Publishers in a Digital World, I explored some of the changing exposures faced by publishers enduring print-to-digital transformation. Since then, we’ve seen the commoditization of online news and a variety of strategies …

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How to create a consumer-grade Total Rewards experience for your employees
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:34:10 +0000
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At home, we expect digital experiences to be simple, easy and convenient – accessible at virtually any time across a range of devices. We also expect them to be personalized, with engaging content, and goods and services tailored to fit …

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