GenderQuake: Time for Insurers to get real

The lack of gender diversity across the Insurance industry is again a ‘hot topic’. Many would now argue that urgent action is needed. From a PR perspective, the last few months have been a disaster. In March, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on allegations of sexual harassment and bullying at Lloyd’s of London. In...

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The Digital ‘Trainsformation’

This month, I’d like to share some thoughts on digital transformation within Rail. Clients are now more focused on the need for Tech and Operations to work closer together, enabling them to effectively and accurately manage, monitor, and maintain their assets to support real-time decision-making. For digital transformation to provide real...

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Steering a course: The battle between technical capability and leadership competence

  Assessing Leadership capability in Engineering-led organisations – The battle between technical capability and leadership competence It has often been the case that engineering-led organisations fall into the trap of promoting or hiring only the most technically qualified individuals into leadership roles. Organizations suffer considerable human and financial costs when a person...

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Game Changer: Identifying Impact Talent

  In the May eBriefing, we noted that the Consultants of Norman Broadbent’s Consumer & Retail practice meet over two thousand industry leaders a year. Amongst such numbers, clients often want to know how we recognise the talent that will make a difference to their business. The executive search process itself plays...

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FP&A – the most critical function in finance?

With technological advancements, enabling data to be used more effectively, clients are redefining the function of FP&A now and in the future in their organisational structure, with the line between commercial finance and data analytics becoming ever closer. FP&A continues to expand to become the central hub of corporate analytics...

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‘Leaner, fitter’ … has there been a Brexit dividend?

Whilst there has been a significant media focus on the possible negative impacts of Brexit on the economy, there has been little said about its other, less public effects. At Norman Broadbent, our Finance Officers Practice has seen unprecedented demand during the first half of 2019. Due to low interest rates,...

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