Month: December 2014

Guiding HR’s Transformation

Over the past generation, the people heading up HR in many organizations have become key strategic partners to their respective CEOs, entrusted to lead diverse workforce initiatives to improve talent acquisition and retention, spur business growth, enhance sustainability practices and cultivate a workforce culture that differentiates the organization. These CHROs are transforming HR in an… Read more »

Seeking Sustainability

Corporate responsibility initiatives are becoming part of the human capital management equation. More companies are asking outsourcing service providers about their corporate responsibility and sustainability philosophies and initiatives before putting ink to paper. In some cases, their responses can be a deal breaker. This transactional environment emphasizes the extraordinary movement toward more ethical, environmentally aware,… Read more »

Small Businesses Dive In to Cyber

According to a 2013 survey by the National Small Business Association, 44% of small businesses have been victims of at least one cyber attack, costing an average $8,700 per breach. Last year, a survey by the Ponemon Institute reported that 55% of small businesses had experienced a data breach, and 53% had endured multiple breaches. Survey… Read more »

Boxed Out: You’ve Just Been Wal-Marted

Just when you thought you knew your competition, another big player enters the game. The competition in personal lines just got a whole lot stiffer: Wal-Mart, the biggest and most cutthroat competitor in America, is now hawking car insurance. The big question: Will agents feel the same pinch as the old neighborhood grocery store? Finish… Read more »