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5 tips to kick-start your study

22-May-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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When you register for any qualification, it's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed or unsure where to begin – particularly if you're planning on studying while you work. Getting organised and planning your time is the key to success and helps to relieve some of the stress, so it's important to prepare for the next few months.

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Assessing personal injury claims

17-May-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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In this Thinkpiece from our member magazine, The Insider, Doireann O’Mahony, Barrister-at-Law, discusses recent developments in the assessment of awards in personal injuries claims.

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What is Blockchain?

10-May-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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Blockchain is a term you may have come across, but few can explain exactly what this technology can do and its impact on industries such as insurance. Here Caitriona Somers sets out the key points those in our industry should be aware of.

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5 ways to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace

03-May-2017 11:36:22 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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We all like to think we are unprejudiced, inclusive and objective; but unconsciously, we tend to gravitate towards the people who look and think like us. Julie Lynch from PDT Global discusses the damaging effects unconscious bias can have on businesses and gives tips for reducing biases in the workplace.

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Bright Young Things: What millennials want from their employer

19-Apr-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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Talent gaps and skills shortages are key issues for the insurance industry. The dream of an innovative and exciting career can jar with the conservative nature of insurance, particularly for younger generations. So how can organisations in this traditional industry look to attract millennials? The Insurance Institute investigates. 

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Focus on: Underwriting

10-Apr-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Student Stories

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In the first issue of our member magazine, The Insider, we spoke to Alan Burke (RSA, Galway) to find out more about his career in underwriting. 

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A step-by-step guide to applying for an apprenticeship

05-Apr-2017 09:27:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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 The 2017 Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship programme is now open for applications. If you can see yourself as an insurance apprentice, there are plenty of things you can do to get your application ready and prepare yourself for the recruitment process.

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What does a financial adviser actually do? [Infographic]

04-Apr-2017 15:50:36 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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For 2017, we've teamed up with the LIA to offer those undertaking the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship the option of completing a general insurance stream or financial advice stream of the programme. In practice, the difference between the two streams are as follows:

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The Professional Perils of Life in the Advertising Industry

04-Apr-2017 15:42:37 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights, The Insider

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In the first issue of our member magazine, The Insider, Jade Giltrap, Media Development Underwriter and Sam Austen, Entertainment Development Underwriter for specialist insurer Hiscox, take a look at the professional risks faced by the creative businesses behind the adverts.

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What does a loss adjuster actually do? [Infographic]

21-Mar-2017 09:12:32 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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Next up in our Careers in Insurance infographic series is a role that encompasses a variety of areas, and can play an essential role in the claims resolution process – the loss adjuster.

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