S4 EP59: Leveraging your insurance network as a Managing Partner - Martin Blake, Managing Partner Program Lead, Insurance Search
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by Insurance Search
4d ago
“It's a fantastic opportunity to build something for yourself but within an established business. It’s very much engaging with customers and driving dialogue around their search requirements”, says Martin But it’s also supported by a world class centre of excellence for delivery, so they can really focus on driving those relationships, identifying opportunities and doing a comprehensive handover to the delivery team that we have here. It frees them up to drive those relationships and customer interactions, knowing there will be a delivery team behind them.” On the Insurance Coffee House Podcas ..read more
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S4 EP57: Building the right foundations to embrace the AI implementation journey - Prashant Hinge, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, MSIG USA
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
2w ago
“Given the potential of AI, we should all be focused on ensuring it's part of our strategic roadmap. It is an excellent tool that is going to allow us to rethink, reimagine how we deliver products, services and experiences to our client base”, says Prashant. “Is it machine learning? Is it deep learning? Is it unstructured data? Is it predictive models? What is it that you really want to achieve? While it's powerful, it requires other catalysts to function. You can't start building a roof and then look at the foundation.  Building the right data foundation, having a robust change managemen ..read more
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S4 EP56: Breaking down barriers to inclusivity and empowering flexibility - Angie Schaefer, Corporate SVP and Chief HR Officer, Safety National
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
3w ago
“Flexibility has been key. We've worked really hard to figure out, how do we meet the commitments to our customers, but also empower our employees to have the work experiences that they're looking for and that are a good fit for their families”, says Angie, as she discusses how Safety National are breaking down the barriers to inclusivity.   “We offer four weeks of paid caregiver leave to our employees. We’ve also enhanced our benefit offerings for adoption and now have some financial reimbursement that apply to the costs associated with adoption and we also added financial benefits for f ..read more
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S4 EP55: Enabling possibility through changing priorities in the career lifecycle - Jennifer Centrone, Chief Human Resources Officer, Arch Capital Group
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
1M ago
“The blend between work and life is really blurred. It's important for employees to step back and have a good sense of purpose, belonging and balance”, says Jennifer. “We're sharing our expertise and our innovation. It's our employees who are doing that. No matter what position somebody is in, every day they're making something possible, whether it’s external or internal clients they're supporting. Every single one of our employees has their own life. They're working hard and smart for Arch, but they have to find that balance.” On the podcast this week, Arch Capital Group’s Chief Human Resourc ..read more
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S4 EP54: An unwavering dedication to nurturing and advancing all talent - Andrea Brogger, Chief Human Resources Officer, AssuredPartners
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by Insurance Search
1M ago
“There is this misconception that the only way to grow or advance is to move into leadership. Some people just don't want that or aren’t sure”, says Andrea. “We want to give people an experience who aren't sure if they want to. We'll find opportunities to allow them to try their hand in things like the mentorship program, where they have an unofficial way of helping to grow talent.” On the Insurance Coffee House Podcast this week, Andrea shares her career journey in HR. “It all started with a knack for numbers and data. I was drawn into the world of compensation because it beautifully combined ..read more
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S4 EP53: Attracting high performance talent through turnaround results - Karen Caddick, Chief Human Resources Officer, SiriusPoint
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
1M ago
“A lot of businesses talk about it, but do they really analyse what they need to do to build it? We've spent a lot of time thinking about what high performance looks and feels like within the context of a turnaround”, says Karen. “When I joined the business, I prioritized improving the culture, establishing values that really mean something, as well as working with Scott Egan (CEO) to ensure we've got the right leaders at every level that exude those values. We've created a really strong accountability culture. I think the key to making sure culture change sticks is integrity." On the Insuranc ..read more
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S4 EP52: Scaling without compromise and being comfortable with change - Vikki Caruso, Chief People Officer, Clearcover
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by Insurance Search
1M ago
“We learned a lot early on and we continue to learn as we scale the organization remotely. Some of the key things are over communicating. Sometimes you're having a few more meetings to feel that personal connection”, says Vikki. “We've set up mentor programs, our summit leadership where you're partnered with another leader in the organization. If you're interested in growing your career, whether that's within your team or learning more about other teams, they have one-on-one mentoring sessions and group mentoring sessions. We formed, ERG groups and really started making sure that we're celebra ..read more
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S4 EP51: Competing on a global scale and projecting women’s voices - Kirsten Beasley, Head of Office, Bermuda, Willis Towers Watson
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
2M ago
The opportunities are vast. Hundreds and hundreds of companies with a physical presence here and the jobs to go with it. It's important that all Bermudians remember that we're not just competing within Bermuda and our small country, we're competing on a global scale”, says Kirsten. “We are an exceptionally well-educated island. It's critical there are opportunities for Bermudians. And that Bermudians can see themselves in the industry and see the example of other Bermudians. This is global level competition.” On the podcast this week, Kirsten tells how she’s spent her entire 25-year career in ..read more
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S4 EP50: Renovating and redefining a high-performance insurance culture - Lisa Pariot, Chief People Officer, AXIS Capital
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
2M ago
“We’ve got to deliver financial results and profitability, but you’ve got to be thinking about the way you can do that most efficiently too”, says Lisa, describing what a high performance culture means to her.   “High performance is people being clear on what's expected of them, delivering that and then some, because they want to. It’s constantly improving and trying to do better. We make mistakes sometimes too and that’s ok. Let’s learn from it. It's about a learning mindset.” On the podcast this week, Lisa talks about transitioning from a 17-year career at Morgan Stanley to joining AXIS ..read more
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S4 EP49: Connecting the ecosystem of Talent Acquisition, L&D and OD - Christina Parr, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, L&D and OD, Argo Group
The Insurance Coffee House
by Insurance Search
2M ago
“Throughput is really exciting when you connect those three areas, so what does that ecosystem look like? We make sure we are branching out and seeking underrepresented talent and also talent who have amazing experience. We do that in our acquisition process”, says Christina Parr as she discusses her role of combining talent acquisition, learning & development and organizational development. “As folks flow into the organization, we're developing them to grow within the organization regardless of where they happen to come in at from a skill perspective. And then as we look at the organizati ..read more
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