Willis Towers Watson Wire
Seasonal climate forecast for Europe
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:53:53 +0000
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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 …
How companies can prepare for changing family leave requirements
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:49:58 +0000
woman working on laptp at a desk with a baby on her lap
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. …
5 cyber insurance trends to watch for in 2018
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:51 +0000
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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 …
Should insurers settle a directors’ obligation to repay defense costs after criminal conviction?
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:26 +0000
gavel and open book
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 …
Embracing change management: Building trust so others will follow you into the unknown – Part 5
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:00:32 +0000
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 …
Greater criminal liability ahead for U.K. company directors involved in data breaches
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:41:20 +0000
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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 …
How to use your HR portal to personalize the employee experience
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:00:07 +0000
HR portal
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 …
Embracing change management: Enabling sustainable change – Part 4
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:03 +0000
change management part 4
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 …
Embracing change management: Engaging employees for sustainable change – Part 3
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:05:01 +0000
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 …
What could the end of DACA mean for your employees’ health and welfare benefits?
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:03:24 +0000
DACA employee benefits
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 …