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September 27, 2023
Emily Chang, catastrophe and hotel relations manager, and Danielle Thomas, senior operations manager, temporary housing
Caring for our temporary housing colleagues, so they can take care of customers

When you think about first responders, what image comes to mind? For many, it’s police, firefighters, paramedics or 911 operators. Those in the insurance industry may see loss adjusters assessing damage. Unless you work in our field, it’s unlikely yo…

September 27, 2023 by Emily Chang, catastrophe and hotel relations manager, and Danielle Thomas, senior operations manager, temporary housing
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August 09, 2023
Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant, and Michael Dougherty, director, risk services
Workplace safety training: dos, don’ts and what’s next

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced a new national emphasis program to improve workplace safety in warehouses, processing facilities, distribution centers and high-risk retail establi…

August 09, 2023 by Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant, and Michael Dougherty, director, risk services
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July 14, 2023
Mara Petrovsky, SVP of colleague experience and Angie Carter, lead growth and experience consultant
Reimagining the future of training

People are the greatest asset to any organization. When it comes to supporting employees, companies must work toward creating and enhancing effective training programs. Employers are encouraged to rise to the challenge, but are often faced with obsta…

July 14, 2023 by Mara Petrovsky, SVP of colleague experience and Angie Carter, lead growth and experience consultant
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February 09, 2023
Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
Drug use in the workplace: Know the facts

The statistics regarding drug use among the American workforce are alarming. Drugs can adversely affect a person’s judgment, reaction time, attentiveness, dexterity, cognitive function, productivity and more. It’s not hard to imagine how an employee …

February 09, 2023 by Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
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February 07, 2023
Mara Petrovsky, SVP of colleague experience and Josh Smith, head of global talent management
Continuing education seen as a "must have" among employees

Supporting an atmosphere of learning by offering ongoing professional development opportunities enables employees to keep their skills sharp, gain new proficiencies, and enjoy personal and professional growth. For employers, providing access to corpo…

February 07, 2023 by Mara Petrovsky, SVP of colleague experience and Josh Smith, head of global talent management
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November 15, 2022
Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant and Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant
Workplace safety: reducing injury risks for first-year employees

A core principle in risk services, one of the most effective ways to support employee safety and well-being and control workers’ compensation costs is to prevent on-the-job injuries from occurring in the first place. A population group that presents …

November 15, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant and Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant
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November 03, 2022
Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
Drug use in the workforce — and what employers can do about it

The statistics regarding drug use among the American workforce are alarming. An estimated one in 12 U.S. workers has a substance use disorder (SUD), and more than half of all adults diagnosed with an SUD are employed full-time. Many more members of t…

November 03, 2022 by Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
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October 19, 2022
James Norman
International business development director
Understanding conduct risk: a prerequisite for growth

As we navigate reoccurring global events and uncertain times, insurance continues to play a critical role in risk transfer — providing assurance and allowing organizations to continue business as usual. Covers like business interruption (BI), c…

October 19, 2022 by James Norman, International business development director
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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
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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
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June 16, 2022
Guest author: Dr. Raymond Shelton
Training before tragedy: empathy and trauma in the claims process

Foreword by Mike Leslie, VP of sales, temporary housing, Sedgwick After a property loss, many insureds experience trauma as they work through the stages of grief for their damaged home, precious family heirlooms or priceless photos. Processing the l…

June 16, 2022 by Guest author: Dr. Raymond Shelton
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April 14, 2022
Lisa Orr
senior human factors consultant
Ergonomics at work: creating a safer environment at home and in the office

The rapid shift to work-from-home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many remote work setups were quickly put together without long-term considerations in mind. Given that two years have passed since the start of the pandemic, now i…

April 14, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant
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March 30, 2022
Andrew Price
director, staffing solutions
A look into the life of an independent adjuster

When an individual or organization faces a loss, finding the right local expert at a moment’s notice can be challenging. For daily claims and catastrophe (CAT) deployments, our colleagues work hand-in-hand with our network of independent field and de…

March 30, 2022 by Andrew Price, director, staffing solutions
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December 10, 2021
Scott Westman
senior vice president, casualty operations
The further we go, the closer we get: Moving ahead in workers’ compensation

The further we get from the start of the pandemic, the more permanent the changes to the world of workers’ compensation become. New industry players have been introduced, business needs have been refined and program practices have evolved. Those who …

December 10, 2021 by Scott Westman, senior vice president, casualty operations
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June 21, 2021
Douglas Dell
vice president and director, Vale Training, a Sedgwick company
Virtual adjustments to claims training: Here to stay

Like many organizations amid the pandemic, Vale Training paused its in-person operations. Virtual learning — initially thought to be temporary — soon transitioned to a thriving delivery model. To meet the needs of students and providers, …

June 21, 2021 by Douglas Dell, vice president and director, Vale Training, a Sedgwick company
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