In 2022, Drinkaware found that 86% of people working in the private sector were more likely to say that there is an expectation to drink at work social events than those who work in the public sector. This article examines the changing attitudes towards drinking cultures in work social events.
Breaking Barriers: Supporting Autism in the Workplace
Up to 15% of the UK population are neurodiverse, this means that the possibility of already having a neurodiverse employee on your team is high. However reasonable adjustments may be required under the Equality Act. In this article, we look at 4 adjustments employers can make to the workplace to help support workers.
Emotional Intelligence in Management
Emotions are inevitably a part of everyday experiences in the workplace, however, sometimes they can negatively affect your staff. In this article, we look at how being able to understand and regulate your emotions, as well as the emotions of others, can lead to success in management.
Words Matter: Creating Inclusive Workplace Cultures through Communication
Introducing inclusive hiring practices is a good first step to creating a diverse workforce. But how can businesses ensure they create a culture of inclusivity that builds trust, provides employees with a sense of belonging, and helps to retain diverse talent?
What Can Managers Do to Encourage Workplace Wellbeing
Is your firm doing enough to promote the wellbeing of its employees? In this article, Regine Tse explores how firms can recognise and address wellbeing to promote a healthy, positive, and motivated working environment.
Combating Cyber Risks for Remote Workers
Aon's latest Global Market Insights Report suggests that remote working can make employees more susceptible to cyber-attacks and highlights the need for heightened cyber security measures. What steps can insurance companies take to safeguard their remote workforce from cyber threats?
3 Ways CPD Can Help You Advance Your Career in the Insurance Industry
As an individual involved in insurance distribution, you have an ongoing responsibility to keep developing your skills and expanding your knowledge to ensure the best outcomes for customers. However, as well as being a regulatory requirement, CPD offers you a chance to develop new skills and knowledge. How can CPD benefit your career prospects?
Managing Recruitment and Workforce Planning Through a Recession
Just as the recruitment market had begun to stabilise after the COVID-19 pandemic with an increase in demand for remote working, UK businesses now face yet more economic uncertainty following the recent announcement of an expected recession. How can businesses navigate recruitment and workforce planning effectively as we start to face these new challenges?
The Benefits of Using the Development Zone During the Onboarding Process
The insurance industry is complex and ever-changing. Onboarding new employees can be a daunting task. However, with the advent of e-learning systems, the process of onboarding has become much more efficient and effective. In this article, we will explore how insurance firms can benefit from using the Development Zone to onboard new employees.