In the UK, 12.5 million working days were lost due to mental health problems in the twelve months captured by the HSE’s 2016/17 statistics. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, we've prepared this feature to help employers understand and manage mental health problems in their workforce.
Physical security measures in banks have improved massively in recent decades, causing criminals to target vulnerable employees to do their dirty work. This article sheds light on the nature of ‘tiger kidnappings’ and the steps organisations can take to reduce their exposure to such an incident.
Human error is to blame for some of the costliest industrial losses and business interruptions. This article looks at the most common contributors to operator error and how addressing them will help you create a safety culture that reduces risk, prevents business disruptions and fosters resilience.
The gender pay gap; it’s a hot topic at the moment with every UK employer with at least 250 staff now required by the UK Government to report on their firm’s gender pay gap. In this article, Eileen Whelley, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, XL Catlin, highlights the latest developments.
As a generation that has grown up in a connected world becomes the majority in workforces, the concept of working over rigidly set hours at a corporate location is decreasing in popularity. What impact might this have on businesses and insurance? Download this article to find out more.
Are you sick of hearing and reading about millennials yet? In this short blog, Insurance Post’s Jonathan Swift sheds light on his interactions with millennials working in insurance and their perceptions of the industry.
With new rules on the gender pay gap currently making the headlines, ensuring equality for employees and customers is a priority for many organisations. This article sheds light on the impact of the Equality Act 2010 and the importance of having sufficient professional indemnity and D&O cover.
In January, Rob Townend stepped up from UK claims director of Aviva to become managing director of UK general insurance and, in doing so, wrote the latest chapter in what has been a notable turnaround in terms of equality for claims folk. Download Jonathan Swift’s blog to find out more.
The millennial generation – also known as Generation Y – born between 1980 and 2000 – will make up about 50% of the global workforce by 2020. This article looks at what the millennial generation wants from their employer and how to help foster communication and understanding across generations.
Work-related stress can have significant consequences for businesses, with loss of productivity, increased absences and the threat of employers’ liability claims among the dangers. This article highlights key liability considerations relating to workplace stress and strategies to reduce the risks.