Invest in developing the capability of your people? Can you afford not to?

As an insurance leader, what would make you invest your time and budget in improving the capability of your staff? In this article we share some insights from discussions we have had with a number of senior insurance leaders over the past 12 months where they share what would make them invest.

Trading Skills in the Insurance Industry

How well do you think underwriters trade in the insurance market? Now is your chance to share your views by completing a short research survey and then receive a copy of the findings when it is complete. We are aiming to explore two fundamental questions, firstly, “How well do insurers develop their underwriters to enable them to trade effectively with their brokers?” and secondly, “How good are underwriters at building relationships with brokers to enable them to be productive and effective when trading?”

Technical Excellence in Insurance

What attributes would you expect to see in an insurance company committed to technical excellence? In this article, our two Directors, Peter Turrell and Alan Thompson explore this based on research carried out earlier this year.

Embedding new skills

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action” – this is a quote from Herbert Spencer, a Nobel Prize Winner back in 1902. This may have been said over 100 years ago but bears as much relevance today as always. In order to maximise any investment in training it is crucial that the trainees get the opportunity to make use of their newly acquired skills and knowledge and take action to do things differently. How well do you think the insurance industry ensures learning is utilised to obtain maximum value? This article looks at the findings from our recent research study and highlights some key points that should be borne in mind when any company invests in training and development programmes for their staff.

How well does the insurance industry develop technical excellence?

What does an organisation in the insurance sector need to have in place to drive the development of technical excellence across their business? We would love to hear your views so please share a few minutes of your time to take part in our research. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the final report.