Category Archives: General Observations

Could your business profit from e-learning?

It a fiercely competitive world out there for insurance businesses today and increasingly fierce regulatory scrutiny means that companies of all shapes and sizes face a pressing need to invest in the knowledge and the skills that will keep them out of … Continue reading

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How to have those new recruits hit the ground running

The right training at the right time can play a key role at every stage in your employees’ careers. The most crucial time, arguably, is in the early days, weeks and months after they join your business. These early inputs set the … Continue reading

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Have you considered outsourcing your training function?

Insurance firms of all types and sizes are increasingly outsourcing all or some of their training related functions, including administration and coordination, training needs analysis and delivery. Searchlight’s unique market position and unparalleled sector knowledge means that if you choose to outsource … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal

Back in 1987 America’s president elect wrote a book called The Art of the Deal. Or at least a guy called Tony Schwartz wrote it for him – based in part on listening in the Trump’s deal-making phone calls over … Continue reading

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How to get more out of your e-learning system

The combination of ever closer regulatory scrutiny and an increasingly competitive insurance marketplace has made us all more aware in recent years of the need to invest in the competence and professionalism of our staff. The UK may be gradually … Continue reading

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Coaching your way to business success

Insurance, as they say, is a people business. It is also a very traditional industry. And the way people manage other people within insurance firms, smaller and medium sized brokers in particular, tends to be markedly traditional. Whilst much less … Continue reading

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Getting wise to Cyber Risk

A few years back nobody had even heard of cyber risk. Now it’s widely considered to be one of – if not the – biggest threats facing companies of all shapes and sizes around the world. Training workshops on cyber … Continue reading

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