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December 3, 2021

The Top 5 Ways to Prepare for the Future of Work

There’s no question that COVID-19 drastically reshaped our work lives – many of the changes are here to stay. We have entered a new era of work. As we emerge from this time of uncertainty and start planning for 2022 and beyond, it’s clear that workplaces cannot return to “business as usual.” Future-thinking insurance agencies...

December 2, 2021

ESG Risks and Trends to Watch

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are often considered by socially conscious investors when evaluating companies on sustainability and social conscientiousness. While ESG metrics can be hard to measure, the risks surrounding them are increasing. As consumer, investor and shareholder action is increasingly focused on ESG, companies and their directors and officers (D&Os) must proactively...

November 30, 2021

Employees Are Expecting Virtual Care Benefits This Open Enrollment Period

As employers review their benefit offerings for this year’s open enrollment, virtual care will be taking center stage to help employees navigate their health and wellness needs. Forty-three percent of employers expanded their telehealth offerings in 2020 in response to the challenges created by COVID-19, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management....

November 29, 2021

With Flex Space Taking Over 30 Percent of Office Market, Brokers Face New Challenges

With the growing shift in the office market toward flex space, office brokers are facing a sea change that will deeply impact how they operate. Partner Insights spoke to John Arenas, CEO of flex space provider Serendipity Labs, about how brokers will have to adapt to the new office landscape, and the opportunities afforded them...

November 24, 2021

Managing the Construction Worker Shortage

A new report released by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) predicts that the construction industry may be on the cusp of an employee shortage crisis. The HBI’s Fall 2021 Construction Labor Market Report—based on data analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics—estimates that an additional 2.2 million new hires will be necessary over the next...

November 23, 2021

Employers, Employees Agree: Financial Benefits a Priority for 2022

Amid the “Great Resignation” of 2021, a new study finds more than four in five employees and nine in 10 employers believe their companies should be more involved in helping employees understand how to maximize financial benefits amid the pandemic. Morgan Stanley at Work recently shared the findings of its inaugural State of the Workplace Financial...

November 22, 2021

Private Security Growth Presents Worker-Safety Challenges

The American workplace is grappling with unprecedented challenges that include COVID-19, rapidly rising wages, staffing shortages, supply chain issues and overall economic uncertainty. With staffing changes and the potential for training gaps, the risk of workplace injuries can rise. Against this backdrop, employers in the security industry have an opportunity to address and potentially mitigate...

November 18, 2021

What Does Bonded And Insured Mean?

Having business insurance and bonds can help safeguard a small business. A business insurance policy protects your business from financial losses after unexpected problems—and clients sometimes want to work only with companies that have business insurance. Depending on the industry you work in, you may also need to buy bonds before clients will hire you....

November 17, 2021

December Benefits Breakdown

What Happens if an Employee Misses Open Enrollment? For an employee, missing open enrollment can mean losing coverage or being unable to change benefits elections, which can have a significant financial impact on the employee. For employers, when employees miss this deadline, it can result in additional administrative burdens and unhappy or unproductive employees. However,...

November 15, 2021

Cybersecurity Confidence Gap in Hospitality, Restaurant and Retail Sectors

New data released from Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research and FreedomPay, a global leader in data-driven commerce, reveals that while nearly all (96%) surveyed retail, restaurant and hospitality stakeholders are confident in their companies’ internal risk assessment processes, their satisfaction (95%) in the security of their systems is misaligned with reality, as one-third of...