Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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CBI, 17th August 2022
The CBI has worked with members to identify four areas of action businesses take to manage rising costs in their workforce. Within each section there are three areas you can focus on to have the biggest impact.
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Sedgwick, 19th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 103 (22nd April 2022)
Employees are reentering the office changed from who they were when they left in March 2020. Many people started their jobs remotely and are now working with their teams in-person for the very first time. Even for longstanding leaders and pre-pandemic employees, returning to the office feels new and different.
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Airmic,BLM, 8th April 2022
Updated version released April 2022 , covering the latest developments in UK GDPR, including the International data transfer agreement (IDTA) which came into force last month – There are also some very significant GDPR ramifications to this post-Covid new normal. WFH, even if only a part of the post-Covid normal, has rendered many existing security regimes, designed for a pre-pandemic world, redundant.
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Aon, 9th February 2022
Friday Reading Edition 103 (22nd April 2022)
Employers are recognising that pay alone may not be enough to retain workers in the current environment. To succeed, employers need to focus on improving workplace culture, understanding workers’ priorities and helping managers lead remote or hybrid teams.
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QBE, 10th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 103 (22nd April 2022)
The pandemic has proven to be a gamechanger for an alternative way of working. Employees across the globe have shown the ‘impossible’ was doable and expectations for hybrid working to stay are high. But what is the best approach and what do companies need to consider?
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Airmic,Control Risks,KPMG,Marsh,QBE,Sedgwick, 19th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
Risks associated with the pandemic have changed the risk profile of the world. While the disease and pandemics don’t make it into the top five risks of the 2021 Airmic survey, risk connectivity means that every risk in the Airmic top ten has been and continues to be touched by the pandemic and its systemic effect.
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Airmic,Sedgwick, 12th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
During the pandemic risk professionals have been focused on how best to support colleagues who are remote working. They have found that if the risks, such as poor mental health or musculoskeletal problems, are pre-empted and all the necessary preventive steps are taken, then hybrid working can present a much-needed boost for productivity and the quality of work.
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Zurich, 14th September 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
This article dives into the presence of work-related mental health issues and current trends surrounding mental health at work, looking at how employees were affected by working from home and how the lines between work/life balance have become blurred. Zurich talk of what lies ahead in regards to work-related stress and how organisations can support employee mental health going forward.
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Zurich, 26th August 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
Andrea Steer, Senior Risk Consultant and Steven McGhee, Specialist Claims Manager at Zurich, discuss a number of topics surrounding workplace mental health including what the landscape looks like, reporting mental health issues in organisations, predictions for the future as a result of the pandemic, steps to help your employees and protecting organisations in the event of a claim.
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Lockton, 26th July 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
As many employees turn to physical exercise or therapy during the pandemic, Andrew Simpson discusses how corporate wellness programmes need to adapt to the new reality of hybrid working supporting employees from their homes and office. Lockton and Gympass have partnered to share some insights on how organizations can implement corporate wellbeing solutions to support employee health & wellbeing as companies transition to a hybrid working model.
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