Monthly Archives: December 2013

A matter of principle

If you have trainees in front line or technical roles who require a solid grounding in the principles and practices of insurance, Searchlight’s Application of Insurance Principles is the workshop you’re looking for. As well as providing a good introduction to … Continue reading

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What is your company culture telling the regulator?

There is a widespread perception today that there is (or certainly has been) something seriously wrong with the culture of the UK financial services sector. A strong feeling that the FSA failed to recognise and do something about this before … Continue reading

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Learning to be a winner

Many books have been written. Many money-spinning lecture tours undertaken. Many excellent-value and highly informative one-day training workshops provided. But if you truly want to learn the art of winning, this game teaches everything you need to know. Simple, remorseless … Continue reading

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Quibbling corner

Insurance trainer likes a good nitpick as much as the next blog. But this seems like a step too far! Tempting, however, to mark up the missing comma and full stop.

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Good King Who?

So who was this Good King Wenceslas bloke whose name is so widely celebrated in song around this time of year? First up, he wasn’t even a king at all. At least he wasn’t while he was alive. What he … Continue reading

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Seven tips for improved productivity

Write it down Whether electronically or on a piece of paper, it really helps to keep a list of all the things you need to do. Prioritise within these tasks. Be realistic and don’t depress your self into unproductive self-pity … Continue reading

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The cyberman cometh

It’s hard now to imagine life without personal computers and the internet. The insurance industry has been affected as much as other sectors, with around half of all motor insurance policies now bought online and the internet the primary point … Continue reading

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