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  • How 2 raise your profile

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • Kelly Scanlan

    Competition is fierce and new opportunities present themselves unexpectedly. Hence the pressing need to plan a career is becoming ever more essential. There are some very simple and specific things you can do to build your profile and prepare the ground for your next career step.

  • Blog: What apprenticeships can ensure there are no skills shortages in the future

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • Crescens George

    The apprenticeship levy has divided opinion since it was introduced in April 2017. George Crescens from Wiser Academy argues it should be used to tackle skills shortages.

  • Gocompare uses tools to remove unconscious bias in hiring process

    • 24 May 2018
    • Rosie Quigley

    Price comparison site, GoCompare has decided to remove candidates’ names from CVs and create an all-female shortlist for its chief marketing officer role, in a bid to attract more female staff.

  • Zurich uncertain of staff numbers following underwriting shakeup

    • 24 May 2018
    • Rosie Quigley

    Exclusive: Zurich has said it is uncertain as to whether or not it will lose staff as a result of its recent shake up to change where certain types of business are underwritten.

  • Mixing it up with the millennials

    • 15 Mar 2018
    • Jonathan Swift

    Are you sick of hearing and reading about millennials yet? It seems that every conference I go to lately there is a session where a panel of 50-something white men mull over how these youngsters are going to save their businesses – once they’ve worked out how to market and sell to them. Ditto webinars and articles. They do very much seem to be flavour of the month.

  • Career Development: Five insurers reveal gender pay gap figures

    • 28 Feb 2018
    • Will Kirkman

    Five insurers have revealed by how much women are underpaid in their organisations compared to men.

  • Lloyd’s gender pay gap at 27.7%

    • 26 Feb 2018
    • Ryan Hewlett

    Male employees across Lloyd’s are paid 27.7% higher on average than female staff.

  • Swinton to close 40 branches, over 260 jobs at risk

    • 26 Feb 2018
    • Ryan Hewlett

    Swinton Insurance is to close up to 40 branches across the UK, putting 268 jobs at risk.

  • Blog: Need a new CEO? You could do worse than look

    Blog: Need a new CEO? You could do worse than look at your claims manager

    • 14 Feb 2018
    • Jonathan Swift

    Roll back six years and I remember David Williams, on taking a new role as director of underwriting at Axa, calling for parity in remuneration between claims professionals and others.

  • No immediate threat to Allianz Bristols Claims Tea

    No immediate threat to Allianz Bristol claims team

    • 2 Feb 2018
    • Martin Croucher

    Personal injury claims handlers in Allianz’s Bristol office will not be placed under employment consultation as part of the Allianz-LV merger.

  • New era, new skills

    • 27 Apr 2017
    • David Worsfold, Worsfold Media Services Ltd

    In just one generation it has become hard to find someone who has spent their entire working career with a single insurer, broker or loss adjuster. What was commonplace up until the early 1990s is now almost unheard off. In place of such reassuring stability, redundancy now features on an increasing number of CVs.

  • The dual fuel of job shares

    • 3 Apr 2017
    • Lisa Meigh, director of HR & Learning at Covéa Insurance

    With government and many employers now backing new initiatives to tackle gender equality in the workplace, there’s every reason for renewed interest in practical ways to retain female talent in the workforce. Job sharing, for some, offers the perfect solution allowing them freedom and flexibility to enjoy a fulfilling home life, without stalling their career progress. Job shares work by two people fulfilling one role, sharing the responsibility and remuneration of the full-time position.

  • Agri-loss adjusters needed

    • 20 Feb 2017
    • Glyn Brookes-Humphrey, national operations manager, Agriculture & Rural Network, Cunningham Lindsey

    What’s happened to all the farmers who are moving away from agriculture? And why can’t we tempt them into the insurance industry? How do we encourage the next generation of agricultural specialists to join our business?

  • When words really matter

    • 16 Feb 2017
    • Charlotte Myers, director, LMA Academy & Market Talent Development, Lloyd's Market Association

    Within the next 10 years, most of the senior wordings specialists currently practising in the market will have retired. Unless this matter is addressed now, the market will be suffering from a knowledge deficit further down the line.

  • I work in insurance: Martin Banasik, Allianz Engineering

    • 5 May 2016
    • Peta Fuller

    Martin Banasik MSc, CEng, FIMechE is principal engineer (lift and crane) at Allianz Engineering

  • How can a QR code help me in my job search?

    • 18 May 2011

    The fastest job applicaiton you will ever make...

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    Psychometric testing in interviews

    • 8 Mar 2011

    Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.

  • Creating an alluring covering letter

    Creating an alluring covering letter

    • 8 Mar 2011

    The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.

  • Creating rapport in an interview

    Creating rapport in an interview

    • 8 Mar 2011

    Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.