The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) has been in force in the UK since 1 October 2018, bringing with it certain professional knowledge and competence requirements – including the regulatory requirement for insurance distribution staff to record 15 hours’ CPD a year. Is your firm meeting regulatory CPD requirements?
Get to grips with the IDD
RWA IDD / T&C Scheme Specialist, Nicola Mathias, explains how the Aviva Development Zone can help brokers get to grips with the IDD.
Increasing productivity: Be smarter than your smart phone
Tom Wood, provides some handy tips on how to maximise productivity and maintain a healthy work / life balance.
Training, that’s a doddle, just give them a text book...
I have no issue with any individual who wishes to better themselves and take a path of formal study, but it should be relevant to their day to day activities and provide a direct benefit to them and you as the employer (after all, you may well be paying for it), rather than ticking any sort of box.
CPD – Think Again!
We’ve all sat through some dire training sessions, simply looking at the clock in mind-numbing boredom, waiting for it to end, and retaining very little of what we were taught. But Continuous Professional Development doesn’t need to be like that.
Become a Champion in Employee Development
‘T&C’ - formally known as training and competence - is not a new idea. The General Insurance Standard’s Council launched their own rules and elements of these can still be seen today under the current FCA T&C rules.
Becoming a more effective learner
One of the most important factors when becoming a more effective learner is identifying the learning style that suits you best.
CPD – “It’s not just professional… it’s personal!”
CPD for some is a necessary evil, a tick box exercise or an inconvenience. Some feel they don’t need it, are too experienced or view it as a fluffy HR initiative. To be continuously professionally developing is quite a clinical endeavour.