The majority of brokers admit to feeling stressed at work, many feel overwhelmed by work pressures. Workloads, regulation and pressure to hit targets are contributing to mental health issues. Ecclesiastical lifts the lid on the mental health issues facing brokers across the UK.
The rise of the #metoo movement and the abolition of employment tribunal fees could combine to produce a sharp increase in sexual harassment claims in the wake of this year’s round of Christmas parties. This article highlights ARAG’s four point plan to avoid harassment claims arising.
In a volatile world, high profile, high net-worth individuals and organisations are favourite targets for kidnappers, while other criminals dabble in “express kidnapping”. This article provides some top tips for travellers and highlights the benefits of procuring kidnap, ransom and extortion cover.
Poor mental health costs employers between £33 billion and £42 billion each year, according to a recent report by Deloitte. This article looks at the toll of poor mental health, actions organisations should be able to achieve, how insurance can help and the next steps for employers.
Smart building technology is transforming the way businesses operate, with sensors and trackers able to monitor everything from an escape of water to how employees move around the workspace. This article looks at how new innovations are making workplaces safer whilst changing the risk landscape.
Insurers feel they need to adapt to the digital age but they don’t all agree on how to drive technological change. What culture should they nurture? Post in association with Microsoft invited 14 industry experts to discuss the challenges ahead. Download this article for a summary of the discussion.
As companies of all sizes continue to expand, and more employees travel for their jobs, it’s even more important for risk managers to keep a handle on people risks. This article highlights how companies can protect their people using their accident & health international programme structures.
Independent schools are facing uncertain times driven by external factors and a shift towards diversification. Based on research conducted by Ecclesiastical, this report sheds light on the changing risk landscape for independent schools and how brokers can help clients to mitigate exposures.
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.