Commerical insurance focused insurtech Cytora has moved to a remote-first set-up for employees including a £2000 annual budget for each member of staff to spend on travel within the UK and around the world.
Aon, Allianz, Aviva, Convex, Direct Line, Gallagher, LV, Marsh, Munich Re and Zurich dicuss the future of work
Last week Insurance Post ran its first Future of Insurance Work event which gathered over 40 insurance executives together to share their thoughts on what seems to unquestionable be the hot topic of 2020.
Anita Fernqvist, chief data officer and director of operations at Zurich UK, argues that advances in and adoption of new technology means reskilling for the future is more important than ever and looks at the opportunities and challenges for insurers.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended how we go about our day to day lives, with organisations forced to rapidly change how they operate while facing new challenges. Against this backdrop, Post wants to find out how your trade bodies and professional…
Recruiters face fresh challenges with swathes of the insurance market now working from home, attendees at Post's Future of Insurance Work event heard.
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed mental health to the top of insurer agendas as many employees continue to work from home, HDI Global director of distribution Stephanie Odgen has said.
How are major financial centres in the UK likely to be impacted by Covid-19 and will the remote working phenomenon hit office occupancy for the longer term?
Two loss adjusters at Charles Taylor were offered part-time three-month secondments to work on Axa XL's claims team, one after the other. Both had expected to have a similar experience however, as lockdown loomed in March, one of the pair found…
The 100 largest UK-regulated insurers reported a combined underwriting profit in 2019, albeit lower than in 2018. Bond yields fell in 2019, however, investment earnings benefited from the strong performance of equity markets. How will the impact of the…
There is now just a fortnight to go before Insurance Post holds its Future of Insurance Work event.
Spotlight: Future of work - value your employees, your customers, and reap the benefits for your business
None of us were prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic, with few of us believing it possible, and the changes we’ve seen in society as a result may see permanent changes to the way we work and live in the future writes Paul O'Sullivan, head of commercial…
When lockdown happened in March some insurers and brokers were better placed than others to continue operating remotely with little or no impact on service. These firms had already been invested heavily in technology to enable more flexible working and…
This week will have seen many of us who had been ready to get back to the office reconsider, as guidelines across England shifted.
Insurers have been urged to review flexible working policies and consult with staff to capitalise on positive changes to working practices during Covid-19 disruption.
Brokers should see the hard market as an opportunity to prove their value as trusted advisors, says Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting CEO Simon Matson, as he also looks at the changes to office life due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses have put their return to office plans on hold following the latest statement from the government asking people in England to work from home where possible.
The Chartered Insurance Institute will move into the Walkie Talkie in early 2021.
As the UK government further eases Covid-19 lockdown measures, as pupils across the country return to school, how do insurance companies and employees feeling about returning back to the workplace? Post spoke to some of the leading insurance firms to…
Office spaces in central London and other densely populated cities are not built to accommodate a rapid return for workers while Covid-19 remains a health concern, a Bank of England official has told MPs.
The sector has shown how well it can quickly adapt its services to care for customers, says Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa Insurance UK, but it must also learn from the pandemic crisis and plan for the next big event.
Lee Elliston, Lloyd’s Market Association claims director, tackles the need to recruit and retain top talent from a diverse background as he argues that independent-minded claims professionals harnessing the power of technology can help Lloyd’s be the…
Blog: The changing workplace - from the practical to the emotional, how we choose to work is changing
The world of work has been rapidly changing over recent years as the influence of technological, social and environmental factors has repeatedly challenged the status quo. And significant as it has been, Munira Hirji, head of commercial management at…
Kennedys has launched a virtual work experience programme to replace its usual in-person version and still be able to give would-be lawyers a taste of legal life during Covid-19 disruption.
Lloyd’s will limit access to its underwriting room when it reopens on 1 September giving underwriters and brokers in different classes of business set days for face-to-face meetings at One Lime Street.