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Issue 012

At a recent global economic conference entitled Leading in Uncertain Times, Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, said that for a global organization, the key to being nimble and profitable is for leadership at the top to be connected to what is happening on the ground.

Gerald was head of HR for an international company and he was good at what he did; he knew the company and the industry well. He was trusted in the executive team as a provider of sound advice, and as much as any HR person could he considered himself to be “at the table.”

Flu season is coming, and while many employers are deploying on-site vaccination programs for their employees, uptake and impact vary across countries and business sectors. Through a review of messages from public health institutions worldwide, we discuss below the pros and cons, trends so far, and expectations for the new season.

Today more than ever, businesses are reliant on the constant flow of people, goods and ideas to drive the global economy. As organizations continue to leverage global assignments as a key component of their growth strategies, they must give careful consideration to the ways in which they manage their global mobility programs.

Global Benefits Vision: Could you please tell GBV a little about yourself, how you chose your career path and your journey to Zurich? Hanno Mijer: I am a trained actuary, but I have never actually worked in an actuarial position. For the first fourteen years of my career I worked with AEGON Insurance, where I held a number of marketing, sales and executive roles in the Netherlands, Eastern Europe and Asia.