American International Group (AIG) in July 2019 announced that it has appointed Jennifer Waldner to the newly created a position of Chief Sustainability Officer. She will lead the development and implementation of a company-wide sustainability strategy, reporting to Thomas B. Leonardi, AIG’s Executive Vice President and Vice Chair, AIG Life Holdings. Ms. Waldner will lead a “cross-functional team to drive global sustainability initiatives while influencing and mobilizing the execution
Global HR services firm Randstad in September 2018 released its Q2 2018 Workmonitor survey results. The survey tracks employee confidence and captures the likelihood of an employee changing jobs within the next 6 months, provides a comprehensive understanding of sentiments and trends in key job markets around the world. Published once per quarter, it also covers local and global trends in mobility, job satisfaction and motivation across 34 countries
A study released in Octover 2017 by the U.S.-based Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) reports that 30 percent of college-educated employees working full time in white-collar professions in the U.S. have some sort of disability. The report, Disabilities and Inclusion, uses the new (as of 2016), broader U.S. federal definition of disabilities, which includes mental health and chronic conditions, and concludes that employers far too often overlook the enormous
Generali Group in October 2017 announced the global launch of the Human Safety Net, an initiative to help the world’s most vulnerable communities. The Human Safety Net is based on the idea of communities of “people helping people” creating sustainable change and that these changes will create a positive ripple effect. The three programs selected and detailed below target key social issues affecting the communities where we live and
The Cigna Foundation, a private foundation founded in 1962 and funded with contributions from Cigna, in April 2016 announced that it is seeking grant, sponsorship, and “thought leadership” opportunities related to workplace health in Middle East, Africa, India, China, and Europe. This Prioritizing Workplace Wellness campaign emphasizes Cigna’s commitment to health equity and improving wellness via the global workplace and builds on Cigna’s vision of the workplace as being
Global employee benefits industry expert Margrit Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland and formerly CEO of the Swiss Life network, has made a momentous and pioneering change in her career path by joining Swiss micro-insurance group, ParaLife in May 2016. In 2016 Margrit Schmid is to familiarize herself with key micro-insurance markets and to contribute to corporate development projects in preparation of her assuming a senior Group Executive position in 2017.
Human resources has successfully partnered with various functional areas for many years. Finance and HR partner to manage costs and optimize the value of compensation packages and other employee rewards. Operations and HR partner on devising solutions for work design, scheduling, and staffing. Marketing and HR partner to convert the firm’s brand into organizational culture and an employer brand.