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August 17, 2022
Scott Alcock
corporate counsel and national human resources manager, New Zealand
The workplace revolution

The competition to attract and retain talent has never been more challenging, and it’s driving a global workplace revolution. The pandemic made everyone think long and hard about what really matters – work-life balance, pay, benefits and career oppor…

August 17, 2022 by Scott Alcock, corporate counsel and national human resources manager, New Zealand
August 15, 2022
Jillian Pancott
senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
Product recall claim costs: Is there a true standard?

Product recalls impact thousands of companies each year — putting people and brands at risk. The consequences to a company’s reputation, market share and bottom line can be devastating. While the cause behind recalls can vary widely — fro…

August 15, 2022 by Jillian Pancott, senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
August 12, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

In een wereld waar materiaal- en bouwkosten de pan uitreizen, bijna dagelijks nieuwe regelgeving wordt ingevoerd en de wens tot verduurzaming toeneemt, komen steeds meer verzekerden bij schade in de problemen met hun afgesloten opstalverzekering. Onz…

August 12, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
August 11, 2022
David Reed, global head of talent acquisition and Heather Lawley, global head of DEI & ESG
How to grow with the changing workforce

The labor force is constantly evolving, but the past several years have brought new and unexpected shifts in economic uncertainty, labor force dynamics and new modes of working. It isn’t growing, just a different mix. As the workforce continues to ch…

August 11, 2022 by David Reed, global head of talent acquisition and Heather Lawley, global head of DEI & ESG
August 10, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Paving the way for improved recovery and return-to-work outcomes

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, early communication is key to improving recovery and return-to-work outcomes. In fact, research in Australia suggests that when contact is made with an injured worker within the first th…

August 10, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
August 09, 2022
Ross Thurlow
Enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Golf drives a hard bargain

In response to an allegation, forensic investigators use a wide range of techniques to explain and prove the specific circumstances that led to an incident or a loss. Determining whether evidence is credible often requires an imaginative approach, bu…

August 09, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, Enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
August 04, 2022
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
The 4 building blocks of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, employers are responsible for creating a safe, supportive environment for them to return to. But it doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” approach. There are several ways to take care o…

August 04, 2022 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
August 03, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Tenant improvements and coverage considerations

Insurance policies arranged to cover improvements made to rental properties by a tenant may appear to be a relatively simple concept. After all, a landlord can likely recognise the upgrades or improvements made to their property. However, for cover t…

August 03, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
August 02, 2022
Adam Fisher
chief data officer
Natural language processing and the digital claims transformation

It’s not exactly a trade secret; anyone who’s ever filed a claim for insurance or benefits knows it entails a lot of forms and paperwork. What’s in those documents, combined with the notes of the assigned examiner or adjuster, forms the building bloc…

August 02, 2022 by Adam Fisher, chief data officer
July 28, 2022
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
The impact of sleep on employee safety and effectiveness

Did you know that approximately one third of Americans experience a sleep disorder at some point in their lives? It’s essential to address the root cause and determine the best course of action — for your health, safety and productivity. In thi…

July 28, 2022 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
July 27, 2022
Douglas Dell
vice president and director, Vale Training, a Sedgwick company
Revolutionizing readiness skills for loss adjusters and inspectors

Introducing virtual learning and improving the digital experience became a priority for many organizations throughout the last two years. At Vale, our mission to revolutionize readiness skills evolved quickly to meet the unique needs of carriers, adj…

July 27, 2022 by Douglas Dell, vice president and director, Vale Training, a Sedgwick company
July 26, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
Climate change and risk management — challenges today and solutions for tomorrow

Lisez ceci en français. While climate change regulation remains a highly debated issue among nations, an increased burden falls to corporations and individual organizations to step up initiatives as a means of reducing carbon footprint and changing …

July 26, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
July 26, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
Changement climatique: enjeux et solutions, pour aujourd’hui et pour demain

Read the English version. Alors que la réglementation sur le changement climatique demeure un sujet largement débattu au plan international, les entreprises et organisations se voient attribuer un poids croissant dans la prise d’initiatives pour ré…

July 26, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

Lees dit in het Engels Aanleiding Bij het afwikkelen van opstalschades ontstaan steeds vaker knellende situaties. Er spelen nieuwe ontwikkeling op het gebied van (bouw-)regelgeving. In dit artikel delen wij onze inzichten graag met onze klanten en …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands