Earlier this month, our team attended the ReFocus 2018 conference in Las Vegas. The conference brings together executives from the life insurance and reinsurance space to discuss challenges faced globally by the industry. This year’s theme focused on the impact of life expectancy and longevity on life insurance and reinsurance. While there were a variety of insightful sessions, the highlights below focus on the digital and technological opportunities discussed at ReFocus 2018.
The beauty of living in a diverse country such as Canada is that you get the opportunity to hire employees with not only different skillsets and expertise, but also of different cultural backgrounds. Varying cultures also have varying sets of traditions and behaviours, whether at home or in the workplace.
Over the past five years, we’ve almost tripled the size of quirky family of enthusiasts. This has not only meant growth in size but also in different backgrounds and ethnicities. And many of our employees speak multiple languages.
As the lead of Sales & Marketing, I’m charged to think about what other markets to explore and how these markets would interact with our product and service offering. The diversities we have amongst our teams have uniquely positioned us to learn more about different work ethics, education systems, and how to conduct business in different geographies.
I recently had the chance to speak to one of our Reinsurance Analysts, Eugenia, who moved to Canada from Ukraine less than a year ago. I was curious to learn about her experience onboarding not only into a new organization but a new home. I asked Eugenia to share with me her experience as we may all benefit when it comes to onboarding new staff with different cultures.
In a previous post, we outlined the necessary steps to establishing an environment that people want to join. This is one of the keys to building the right people and talent at your organization. The second, is all about how to get these people in the door. As mentioned in the last post – the process is similar to dating.
Though Human Resources is not my area of expertise, I have played a role in building the winning team at LOGiQ3 from day one. In this blog, I’ll try my best to share some insight as to why dating is a good comparison when it comes to People & Talent.
It was my first time attending the DesignThinkers Conference in Toronto last month. It was a conference organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) that welcomed 2,000 delegates and 50 speakers over the span of two days. Chris introduced the DesignThinkers Conference to me as he’s been a longtime admirer of Design Thinking and as for myself, a longtime admirer of design.
I had no idea what to expect.
I have a major love/hate relationship with public speaking. On one hand, I am given the opportunity to share my experience and advice with people who exhibit a similar interest but on another, well… like most of you, I get nervous!
I recently received the September issue of OTR (On The Risk), a Journal of The Academy of Life Underwriting. This issue included a great article on the results for the 2014 ALU Life Underwriter Census.
Donna Daniells, OTR Executive Editor, provided an executive summary which highlighted a concerning finding:
"23% of life underwriters expect to continue working in a life underwriting role for 5 years or less."
What's the takeaway here? We ought to start building the next generation of life underwriters!
Read further to see what three things we've been doing to alter this potential shortage.
Toronto, ON, August 29, 2014 – Expert provider of life insurance and reinsurance consulting, outsourcing and training services, LOGiQ3, officially announces the name and brand of its subsidiary corporation: APEXA Corp., the solution for higher standardization, connectivity and confidence in contracting and compliance for the Canadian life insurance industry.
The APEXA initiative is an industry-led solution that has partnered with several bodies including Canada’s largest life insurance carriers and brokerage managing general agencies, independent advisors and companies as well as the nation’s provincial regulators. Working closely with the Canadian life insurance community in order to deploy its industry standard solution, APEXA will provide secure communication channels, verified life insurance advisor data and standardization for compliance and screening.
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|Natalie Ho is Assistant VP at LOGiQ3
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