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December 01, 2017
Azurely Kerr
SVP Absence Management
Diversity and inclusion can move the world

As our population and our workforces are changing, it is important to embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusion in the workplace today – people from different backgrounds, different generations, different cultures figuring out how they are bett…

December 01, 2017 by Azurely Kerr, SVP Absence Management
April 17, 2017
Terri Brown, chief people officer for Sedgwick
Insight for Bridging the Talent Gap

Many industries today share a dilemma: how to bridge the talent gap. As seasoned professionals retire, they take with them institutional knowledge, industry experience, subject matter expertise, and technical and leadership competencies. Recru…

April 17, 2017 by Terri Brown, chief people officer for Sedgwick
November 11, 2016
Kimberly George
Global head of product development and innovation
Reflections on Comp Laude™ 2016

This past week, the workers' compensation industry came together in Burbank, CA to celebrate the 2016 Comp Laude Awards. Comp Laude was created by the late David DePaolo, WorkCompCentral founder and CEO, on the premise that workers' compensation does…

November 11, 2016 by Kimberly George, Global head of product development and innovation
September 30, 2015
Stephanie Simpson, SVP, Disability & Absence Management Practice & Compliance
Does your family and medical leave policy need a domestic partner re-evaluation?

It’s that time when human resources professionals and legal counsel review employment policies for the upcoming year, and this year there are new challenges impacting family and medical leave. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Obergefell v. …

September 30, 2015 by Stephanie Simpson, SVP, Disability & Absence Management Practice & Compliance
April 29, 2015
Jim Ryan
President, Casualty
You can’t manage what you don’t understand

We are in a time unlike any other in our industry. The pace and the reach of emerging risks make our heads spin. Each day the news brings new reports on topics that we know will impact the businesses we are all looking to protect. This year at RIMS…

April 29, 2015 by Jim Ryan, President, Casualty
March 24, 2015
Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
U.S. Department of Labor updates definition of spouse

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new rules revising the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), which entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpa…

March 24, 2015 by Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
November 26, 2014
Daniel Gerke, Project Manager, Implementations, PMP
Change is difficult: 3 ways to increase positive perception

Change is part of everything we do and the way we go about implementing change can have a tremendous impact on how change is received and accepted by those directly and indirectly affected. At Sedgwick, one of our core values is to embrace change. …

November 26, 2014 by Daniel Gerke, Project Manager, Implementations, PMP
September 18, 2014
James Worthy talks teamwork at CWC & Risk Conference

Last week at the California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference, we were fortunate to hear James “Big Game” Worthy, NBA Hall of Fame member and three time NBA champion, deliver the keynote address. The standing-room-only crowd was treated to a …

September 18, 2014
June 04, 2014
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services

I grew up on the south side of Chicago and am 100% Lithuanian. This was very difficult in a world where everyone else seemed to be 100% Irish. My friends had names that started with O’ and they all had green satin jackets with “south side Irish” in w…

June 04, 2014 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
March 25, 2014
Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
Why should we care that the workforce is aging?

By the end of this decade, 76 million baby boomers – who currently make up one-third of the U.S. workforce – will retire. At the same time, we are experiencing a shrinking youth labor force. This shift in workforce has the potential to negatively i…

March 25, 2014 by Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
October 31, 2013
Dave North
executive chairman
Mirroring workforce diversity for our customers

The demographics of our population and workforce are changing. This change deserves our attention in terms of thinking about how as an industry we can better serve our customers. With an aging workforce, we now have four generations of workers contri…

October 31, 2013 by Dave North, executive chairman
October 09, 2013
Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
Better with age: How are you managing your workforce? Part II

In my last blog, I discussed the value of a mature workforce. Are you interested in developing a plan to keep your aging workforce engaged, productive and injury-free? As you begin working on a plan, some key facts about how age should be considered:…

October 09, 2013 by Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
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