Commercial Insurance Profile – September 2022

Controlling Workplace Noise in Open Offices Noise is a common employee complaint when working in corporate office settings, especially open-plan offices. According to a poll by Iris Clarity, 79% of workers would like their working space quieter than it is currently. With too many audible distractions, employees can become frustrated and experience lower job satisfaction. […]

Live Well, Work Well – October 2022

The Importance of Good Posture  Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions account for 30% of GP consultations in England, and chronic joint pain (or osteoarthritis) affects more than 8.75 million people in the UK, according to the NHS. A major contributor to these types of pain is poor posture. Bad posture can result in neck, back, shoulder, leg […]

Cyber-Risks and Liabilities Sept/Oct 2022

The Benefits of Threat Intelligence  Threat Intelligence (TI) refers to data that is collected, processed, and analysed to understand a threat actor’s motives, targets, and attack behaviours. Through TI, organisations can analyse both previous cyber-attacks and potential future threats.   Rather than being reactive, TI allows organisations to adopt a proactive approach to cyber-security. This […]

Risk Insights – The Business Risks of Climate Change

Over the last decade, climate change has become a rising concern for businesses and their respective communities, evidenced by increasingly severe natural disaster trends and a growing sense of urgency found within climate reports. According to a recent survey conducted by Deloitte, business leaders across the globe currently consider climate change to be one of […]

HSE Safety Cornerstone – August 2022

Common Summertime Risks to Know  There are many risks and hazards created or exacerbated by the higher temperatures and long summer days. During summertime conditions, organisations must be particularly aware of certain dangers, such as the following: Dehydration occurs when an individual’s body loses too much water. This may occur due to overexertion, working for too […]

Live Well, Work Well: Working From Home with Children Present

Many families are facing a stressful summer due to rising holiday child care costs. The average holiday club now costs £148 a week—more than double what parents usually pay for an after-school club in term time—according to the charity Coram Family and Childcare. Per school-aged child, this amounts to almost £900 over the six-week school […]

Construction Commercial Insurace Profile – Q3 2022

Tips for Hiring Construction Workers  Construction workers require an excellent understanding of health, safety and building regulations and must work well on a team. As such, finding worthy candidates isn’t always easy. In fact, 83% of construction companies are having significant issues recruiting new staff, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. This could be […]

Kim Appleby-Jones: Flexibility and Putting Clients First

Kim has worked in insurance in various roles for much of her working life, including at her husband Stephen’s brokerage. When it was sold, she thought at first it might be time to retire… But when husband Stephen had an interview with Konsileo, they wanted Kim to come on board too!  “We’ve always been a […]

Employee Well-Being Focus July 2022

How to Support People With Disabilities in the Workplace It’s imperative for employers of all sizes and across all sectors to cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusivity while making employees, clients, partners and guests feel comfortable and safe. Diversity initiatives and programmes should consider many different groups of people, including those who live with […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – July 2022

The Business Case for “Green” Initiatives The UK’s annual Net Zero Week runs from 2-8 July, highlighting the necessity of environmentally conscious business efforts. Even after Net Zero Week, it will remain key for organisations to commit to helping the UK move towards its 2050 goal of reducing carbon emissions by 100% compared to 1990 […]