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But I felt as though I had landed on another planet. Clearly one of us was an alien. But since neither of us were green or had more than four limbs, I was struggling to determine which of us it was.
Uppermost in my mind, though, was the horrific prospect of being presented with a giant beanbag. Forget about the trampette. At my age, the act of lying down on a beanbag requires a significant degree of planning. And I no longer assume that what goes down must come up. So maybe it was simply an age thing and not the first skirmish in a species war.
In the worksphere officeage issues often tend to cluster around the extremes, around those who are young and around those of us who have long ago ceased to be so.
But such clustering invariably manufactures oversimplifications. Funnily enough, getting old takes time. And things change over time, gradually and often imperceptibly. Tracking imperceptible change is hard but essential.
Just getting to the right questions is proving challenging. Why should we expect a year-old Millennial to value the same things as a year-old Gen Z? We can even accept that the Gen Z often appear to value things that associate them with their grandparents — or even their great-grandparents - rather than with the millennial generation that has just preceded them.
For example, the appeal of transparently structured and orderly career development to the Gen Z has been observed by a number of surveys. As it stands, our research is going relatively well.
As for identifying the right solutions… huh. Whatever the range of their views, and their diversity, they are felt and expressed with passion and conviction. When everything is incredibly important — and everything is as important as everything else — surveys fall over.
We only really started making progress with our research when we asked unforgivingly precise, detailed questions that required equally precise responses.
In all of this my sympathy goes out to our People Director two words. She has the deeply unenviable task of unearthing the right questions, discovering perfectly clear answers and implementing amazingly popular solutions.
As much as any new joiner, she deserves some stress-relieving equipment. How about a personal trapeze kit? A long, thin wire, one of those alarmingly wobbly poles and, if we can find the budget, a safety net. Setting the Standard Setting the standard It may be an imposing project for insurers, but with the correct recruitment strategy and positive attitude, IFRS 17 could be turned into a big opportunity.
Of course, this will come at a significant cost to businesses which have to implement the changes. Looking on the bright side, it will also provide them with opportunities to modernise.
The impact on insurance The new standard will have wide-ranging implications for insurance companies. Unsurprisingly, the biggest impact will be on financial reporting. Companies will be forced to develop new policies and procedures, redesign year-end reporting, and store and process more data.
It will all have to be rigorously tested, too, to ensure it runs smoothly.
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For many companies, keeping up with the new and increased demands will inevitably mean they need to hire more staff with a wide range of skills. A significant challenge Finding potential candidates with the right expertise and levels of experience is already proving to be a challenge for businesses.
Deloitte is already calling out for qualified people across the globe to bolster its consulting capabilities, and the very fact it is advertising for candidates suggests it is not finding it all plain sailing. IFRS 17 leads will require an unusual mix of detailed knowledge of financial reporting, stakeholder management and insurance accountancy, topped off with a broad actuarial understanding and strong project management skills.
Ideally, they should also have experience of leading companies through transformational change. Which other skills will you need? The impact of IFRS 17 on recruitment is huge. Technical skills are obviously very important for businesses.
IT teams will see a big change as the new data, processes and systems the ruling requires, need to be implemented by someone.
Given the opportunity it presents to modernise, skills like process auditing, workflow analysis and workflow automation will be key. The control has brought about an unavoidable period of business transformation that needs to be managed in parallel with BAU activities — this requires professionals who are adept at leadership, communication and change management in particular.Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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