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Lowsley Joins Hanover from Navigators as Chief Human Resources Officer

The Hanover Insurance Group has hired Denise M. Lowsley to be executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Lowsley will focus on the Massachusetts-based insurance carrier’s human capital strategy and its collaborative culture. Lowsley has 20 years of experience …

AIG Names Ling Chief Human Resources Officer

American International Group has named Karen L. Ling as executive vice president, chief human resources officer. Ling will lead AIG’s global human resources department and be responsible for aligning AIG’s talent strategy with the company’s long-term strategic, operational and financial …

HR Managers Braced for Increase in Sexual Harassment Complaints

Seven in 10 human resource professionals said believe sexual harassment complaints at their workplaces will likely be “higher” or “much higher” in 2018 compared to previous years. An HR Certification Institute poll of more than 200 HR business leaders at …

HR Departments Often Ill-Equipped to Handle Sexual Harassment Claims: Viewpoint

In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. That’s where a sensitive, well-trained professional would conduct an “immediate and impartial” investigation followed by “appropriate action to remediate or prevent the …

PartnerRe Taps Google’s Burkel as Chief Corporate & People Operations Officer

PartnerRe Ltd. announced that Dorothée Burkel has been appointed to the new position of chief corporate and people operations officer, effective October 2, 2017. As a member of PartnerRe’s executive management team, Burkel will have executive responsibility for human resources, …

Emotional Intelligence: Do Your Leaders Walk the Talk?

There is a famous story about a visit by President Kennedy to the NASA space center. When Kennedy noticed a man carrying a broom in one of the buildings, he asked: “What’s your job here?” The janitor replied: “I’m helping …

FM Global Promotes Kelly to VP Diversity & Int’l Human Resources

Commercial property insurer FM Global announced the promotion of Angela Kelly to vice president, diversity and international human resources. Kelly, a 23-year veteran of the company, will have overall responsibility for leading the company’s worldwide efforts to support workplace diversity …

Texas Surplus Lines Stamping Office Adds Orellana as Human Resources Director

The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLSOT) has appointed Denisse Orellana as director of Human Resources. For the past several years, Orellana has worked in the private sector for a promotional and marketing organization, as well as a manufacturing …

Women Are 30 Years From Attaining 30% of Seats on Boards: Report

It will take 30 years at the current pace of change for women to attain just 30 percent of the seats on executive committees in the financial services industry globally, an Oliver Wyman report said on Monday. Globally women account …

Unaddressed Cultural Clashes Cause Many M&A Failures: Willis Towers Watson

Many insurers see cultural integration as a major post-deal challenge, but few use employee engagement as an indicator of integration success, according to a survey of senior insurance executives conducted by Willis Towers Watson M&A Risk Consulting in conjunction with …