Willis Towers Watson Wire
7 principles disrupting the status quo in employee benefits
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:10 +0000
Earlier this month, I attended the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress in Los Angeles where the buzz was all about employee engagement – especially in the context of online benefit marketplaces. But I think if we’re going …
From a talented reward professional to all reward talent professionals: Why can’t we be friends?
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:00:20 +0000
I might as well start off with a confession: I’m a spreadsheet-loving compensation professional, a job evaluation geek and a sucker for structure. I can marvel about the beauty of a well-designed salary structure and have been known to get …
A CISO perspective: 5 key considerations for defending your business against cyber threats
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:05:21 +0000
I recently had the opportunity to join Tim Orchard and James Hatch of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in a webcast discussion on how to defend your business against cyber threats. The technology component to mitigating cyber risk is a critical …
Going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:28 +0000
How often do we hear stories about a bad diagnosis that could have been prevented? October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s a timely reminder that we can’t take our own health for granted. As we juggle busy …
Is ‘good enough’ really good enough when communicating your Total Rewards programs?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000
My dad always said, “If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time.” I think that lesson holds true on just about everything I do. Well, except for my handyman skills. Sometimes I know my limits and …
Corporate Social Responsibility – Six key imperatives for mining companies (Part 2)
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:15 +0000
See part 1 of the series: Four challenges facing the mining industry. As mining companies venture into more remote locations to find reserves, they typically must conduct scores of studies and financial models before they are authorized to break ground. …
Four challenges facing the mining industry (Part 1 in series)
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:17 +0000
In our recently published Mining Risk Review, Willis Towers Watson identified four challenges that all mining companies should be addressing as we move further into the second part of this decade. These are: Operating within a volatile geopolitical landscape: Mining …
Seeking cover in the new senior managers’ regime
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:54 +0000
Despite all the talk about personal accountability at board-level by politicians and regulators, there have been very few instances of prosecutions or enforcement against the senior managers of banks and other financial institutions. So, is there really any reason for …
A hurricane season of record-breaking storms – Part 2: What will the future hold?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:49 +0000
This is a continuation of a previous blog post, A hurricane season of record-breaking storms – Part 1: Historical context With every large storm, there are always questions concerning climate change. Can storms such as those we’ve seen in recent …
A hurricane season of record-breaking storms – Part 1: Historical context
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:42:17 +0000
Hurricane season 2017 will leave many scars. A succession of September Hurricanes have left trails of devastation across many Caribbean Islands, as well as caused widespread flooding and loss across many southern states of the U.S. In fact, it was …

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