Editor’s Note

Political Talk Hurting Job Performance

Don’t talk politics – it might hurt your on-the-job performance. That’s what a new survey by the American Psychological Association revealed, which found that American workers are more likely to say they are feeling stressed and less productive because of …

In Denial Over Disruptive Technologies

There’s an apparent lack of awareness among many risk professionals on existing and emerging technologies, including telematics, sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart buildings and robotics, and their associated risks, according to the survey report by Marsh and the …

What Young Agents Like and Don’t Like

Overall, young agents seem happy with their career choice. They enjoy the freedom and challenges that come with the job of an independent agent. That’s acording to the 2017 Young Agents Survey where nearly 600 young agents nationwide shared their …

Young Agents on Overcoming Obstacles

This issue of Insurance Journal features exclusive results from the 2017 Young Agents Survey where nearly 600 young agents nationwide shared their views on the industry and their experience as an agent. (see page 20). Overall, young agents seem happy …

Prescription Drugs in the Workplace

More than 70 percent of United States employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a survey from the National Safety Council. The survey, How the Prescription Drug Crisis Is Impacting American Employers, …

Homes in Environmental Hazard Zones

Millions of homes and condominiums are in high danger zones for environmental hazards, according to the Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index, produced by ATTOM Data Solutions. The report showed 17.3 million single family homes and condos with a combined estimated …

Top 10 Discrimination Claims in 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it resolved 97,443 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2016 and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state, and local government workplaces. Charges of …

Connected Homes and Cyber Insurance

Eight out of 10 U.S. consumers have a home data network and more than one-third of them connect entertainment systems, gaming consoles and other smart devices to the Internet. According to a survey from The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and …

Truck Drivers’ Health and Crash Risk

Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings suggest that …

The Cost of Workplace Incivility

Workplace incivility can create lasting damage — whether employees are intentionally ignored, undermined by colleagues or publicly belittled by an insensitive manager, according to a recent article from McKinsey Quarterly. Hurtful workplace behavior can drain performance, increase employee turnover and …

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