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.
What does CPD really mean?
Imagine that you visited your doctor tomorrow for advice and discovered that she hadn’t updated her knowledge or skills since she qualified 20 years ago. How confident would you feel about taking her advice?