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A new partnership with the MGAA

Searchlight Insurance Training is delighted to announce our new partnership with The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA). This new partnership will support raising professional standards and learning and development opportunities …

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A New Angle on Continuous Learning and Development

    Admit it, company-mandated training is something none of us look forward to. Being told to do something as part of a tick-box exercise doesn’t fill us with the …

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IHRS Podcast: Trends In Insurance Industry Training

Episode 5 of the Insurance HR Solutions (IHRS) podcast is now live. Katherine Watkins is joined by our own Andy Payne to discuss the latest trends in training and the …

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Return To Face-to-Face Training

  After what has been a very turbulent year for everyone, we are delighted to announce that we are beginning a phased return to face-to-face learning. Details for all up-coming …

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Coaching for managers under the SM&CR regime

Are you the sort of manager who tells and instructs your team what to do? Or are you the manager who is curious to know what your team have to say …

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General Insurance Pricing Practices – Final Rules Published

The FCA has published its long awaited General Insurance Pricing Practices Policy Statement, all 200+ pages of it. It represents one of the biggest regulatory changes in years. PS 21/5: …

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Race and Equality in the Workplace

25th May 2021 marked the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, an African American man killed in police custody. It was a pivotal moment that shook the world …

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Back to work: Employer considerations

Are you keen to understand how best to get teams back into the office and working in a more ‘normal’ environment as lockdown restrictions ease over the coming weeks? We …

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Culture and Compliance: The Key to Business Success

    Interpreting and adapting key principles to ensure that compliance is embedded into an organisation’s structure is vital to determining a business’ success. Although the key considerations may vary …

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Paws for thought:

Are pets in the workplace the next standard wellness initiative? According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, a total of 3.2 million households in the UK have acquired a pet …

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Anxious about returning to work? You’re not alone.

Are you anxious about returning to work after lockdown? If you are feeling anxious and stressed about returning to work, know that you are not alone. With lockdown restrictions continuing …

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Make Your Staff Training Programme Work For You

Investing in effective staff training for your employees may mean the difference between success and failure Recently we had the pleasure of catching up with revered CII trainer, Diane Jenkins …

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Specialist HR Solutions for insurance firms

    “What is IHRS?” we hear you ask! Insurance HR Solutions is the HR arm of the UKGI group with a specialist offering of HR services specifically tailored to …

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10 Things You Need to Know About The SM&CR Deadline

The deadline for Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) compliance is fast approaching. Let us help you prepare! By 31 March 2021 all FCA solo-regulated firms must have undertaken the …

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Class is in session – Welcome to Searchlight’s virtual classroom

Over the past 12 months, we have seen a dramatic shift in how training is delivered. From small businesses to big enterprises, everyone seems to be recognizing the benefits of …

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How to maintain Millennial talent and show the seasoned executives a thing or two about technology

According to Harvard Business Review and using BNY Mellon, the American Investment Bank as an example, companies are struggle to retain Millennials (anyone born between 1981 and 1996) and the …

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How Coaching can facilitate business transformation in a VUCA world – A practical guide

Meet VUCA, the new normal VUCA (pronounced voo–ka) is an acronym for: Volatility – things are changing quickly but not in any predictable way Uncertainty – past experience is not …

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Operational Resilience: Is Your Firm Ready?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” Benjamin Franklin   Have you ever wondered how your team would respond to a crisis, or if your firm’s disaster recovery …

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