Monthly Archives: June 2013

Training, Sir, would that be a 2kg bag or the full 5 kilos?

Training is not a simple commodity to be bought and sold by weight. The value of any investment in training is proportionate to the extent to which it reflects both current and targeted skill levels. Similarly, investing cost-effectively in training … Continue reading

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Less quiet on the Eastern front, motor-market wise

It’s always good to learn something new about the Russian motor insurance market, but we’re less than fully convinced that this reporter has much of an idea what they’re talking about! Reporting on the latest Russian Revolution from Bankstone News. … Continue reading

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Don’t fear the regulator

Almost everyone agrees that professionalism in the world of insurance is a good thing. Exactly what insurance professionalism looks like is rather less clear. Initiatives like the CII’s Aldermanbury Declaration are welcome steps in the right direction. As are accreditation … Continue reading

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All quiet on the Google+ front

Insurance people have piled on to twitter like there’s no tomorrow, but Google+ appears to leave us cold. Searchlight has one of its less essential toes dipped in the Google+ waters, but it’s lonely out there. Do you have a … Continue reading

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Has insurance become de-skilled?

There has been quite a bit of discussion around a recent article in the Evening Standard  in which Anthony Hilton make the somewhat alarmist suggestion that most commercial insurance contacts can never be claimed on due to the near impossibility … Continue reading

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Five steps to making a cost effective investment in training

Step 1 Clearly define your business objectives. Step 2 Identify the skills gap between current and targeted levels of staff knowledge and define company-wide training requirements for achieving your business goals. This forms the basis of your overall training plan. … Continue reading

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Insurance insight of the week

So what are we to make of incoming regulator (or should that be recently income regulator) the FCA? Insurance Times editor Saxon East (or a black and white representation of his head and shoulders at least) currently appears in a … Continue reading

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