Supporting Staff Through the Cost-of-Living

The UK’s cost-of-living increase has hit the country hard, with inflation levels at a 30-year high. Consumers are paying more for essentials such as food, clothing and transport, leaving less money for recreational activities. Additionally, April’s energy price cap review will see electricity and gas bills increase for most, an extra financial burden.  Workers across […]

Malini Gunawardena: Freedom and Trust at Konsileo

Malini Gunawardena started out in insurance in her native Sri Lanka in the early 80s. She found her way to the UK more than 20 years ago, and has worked for various companies in various roles, specialising in commercial insurance. But it’s been at Konsileo that she’s really fallen in love with brokering again, and […]

Most COVID-19 Rules to End in England

On 19th July, England will formally emerge from lockdown as the final social restrictions are removed. Health Secretary Sajid Javid called the move to the fourth and final stage of the government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions a “major milestone.” Javid also cautioned there could be as many as 100,000 COVID-19 cases later this summer […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – July 2021

Help Remote Employees Stay Cool During a Heatwave Remote work is here to stay. Given that new reality, organisations will have to get used to a number of intricacies that come with this type of work arrangement. As summer temperatures continue to rise, it’s important for employers to remember that many of their employees do […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – June 2021

The Importance of Flexibility in Future Workplaces Many employers and organisations across the UK may be in the midst of reopening and attempting to return to how they operated before the coronavirus pandemic. With this in mind, it’s possible that workforces will grow and competition for top talent will increase. In order to recruit and […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – May 2021

Health and Safety Programmes in a Flexible Work Environment As vaccines continue to be distributed and the UK attempts to reopen, many employers are planning to continue remote work. A study of approximately 1,000 firms by the Institute of Directors found that approximately 74% plan to continue remote work policies that were started or expanded […]

5 Strategies for Improving Virtual Recruitment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring managers are struggling to get candidates in the door. Recruiting budgets have been slashed and departments are wondering how to coordinate interviews, let alone find talent. How can teams adapt? The answer is virtual recruitment. Virtual recruitment is the process of pursuing, vetting and onboarding candidates electronically. It’s been around […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – February 2021

Preventing Harassment and Bullying Among Remote Workers Organisations are responsible for providing a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. In the midst of another coronavirus lockdown, working remotely continues to be a requirement for many employees. Additionally, it is expected that even after the pandemic passes, remote work will continue to be common. […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – November 2020

What to Know About the FCA’s Business Interruption Case Ruling It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown has caused a number of major disruptions for organisations of sizes. Many employers have had to alter their direction, slow down operations or even shut down completely. With that in mind, in May, the Financial […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – October 2020

Address Ergonomics for Employees Continuing to Work Remotely As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force many organisations and employees to conduct operations in a remote work environment, it is important that all parties involved understand the importance of proper ergonomics. Whether employers are in the process of reopening or have been able to remain operational […]