The Retire Vitally conference, where participants gathered to discuss best practices pertaining to retiring in good health in the European Union, was held 24 January 2019 at PGGM headquarters in Zeist, the Netherlands. The event was organized by AEIP, TELA (Finland) and PGGM (The Netherlands).
Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world, with a population of 1.67 billion people and economic growth of 7.1 percent over the last decade, according to the World Bank. With growth topping 6.9 percent in 2018 and set to accelerate to 7.1 percent this year, South Asia is firming up its position as the world’s fastest-growing region, further extending its lead over East Asia and the Pacific, according to a World Bank regional economic update.
The Indian employee benefits landscape has undergone rapid and dramatic transformation over the past two decades, hastened by economic growth, amendments to and increases in statutory benefits, new benefits paradigms introduced by Multinational Corporations (MNCs), and legislative and judiciary action. Employee Benefits stakeholders, in order to keep up with the times, must continue to evolve their benefits offerings to ensure compliance as well as competitiveness.
A kidnapper’s phone call announcing that a family member or employee has been abducted is the stuff of nightmares – as is the eye-watering ransom demand that often accompanies this news. How should you respond?Most kidnappings take place in countries where governments are weak and territory is disputed. Without a police force able to help, you will need to negotiate to get your loved one back. So, what is the “right” price for their life?
Light is important for more than just vision. Tackling circadian rhythm disruption is crucial to increasing productivity in the workplace. Thanks to extensive scientific research, we now know that light is one of the main factors controlling our circadian rhythm, the natural body clock that regulates our energy levels and the quality of our sleep. Light stimulates the production of sleep and energy hormones, and is the biggest influencer of our sleep quality, productivity and well-being.
In Europe and around the world, many people are delivering fast food on bicycles or acting as taxi drivers in their own cars, not quite employees and not quite self-employed. Following recent legal judgements in France, the UK and in other countries, the contractual status of these “gig workers” is again being questioned. We hear of the benefits of the flexible lifestyles afforded to workers in the “gig economy” but also complaints about precariousness and exploitation.
Bruno Gabellieri is Secretary General of AIEP, the European Association of Paritarian Institutions. Global Benefits Vision: Thank you, Bruno, for being with us again, three and a half years after our first interview. Can you recap AEIP’s mission today and how it relates to our industry?
Ruchika Pal firstname.lastname@example.org Talent Root Consulting Founder Ruchika Pal is the founder of Talent Root Consulting, which specializes in areas of Talent Rewards, Performance and Analytics. She is an experienced talent management and total rewards professional, with a good understanding of the talent landscape of Southeast and South Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa and Sri Lanka. She has more than 16 years of
Alda Dhingra email@example.com Prudent Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. (India) Vice President – International Business Practice Alda’s 28-year career has spanned investment banking in the United States, training and instructional design in India, and entrepreneurship in insurance broking at Prudent Insurance Brokers. Alda co-founded the Delhi branch of Prudent Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. in 2005 and has been part of the senior leadership that has grown the company to over 650
Anja Shortland firstname.lastname@example.org King’s College London Reader in Political Economy Dr Anja Shortland is Reader in Political Economy and Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department of Political Economy. Her current research projects are in peace science and the economics of crime. Although largely based on data analysis, her work usually cuts across disciplinary boundaries adopting techniques and insights from sociology, engineering, geography, politics, international relations and economics. Anja
Shira Jeczmien email@example.com LYS Technologies Writer, Editor and Head of Content Shira Jeczmien is a writer, editor and head of content for LYS Technologies. Her writing focuses on technological advancements, trends and their impact on society.
Hugo Starrsjo firstname.lastname@example.org LYS Technologies Co-Founder and COO Hugo Starrsjo is LYS Technologies’ Co-Founder and COO. With a background in Biomedical engineering, Hugo is passionate about the interpretation of data. With a vision to track the influencing factors on light and its effect on the circadian rhythm, LYS Technologies provides a data-driven approach to improving sleep and productivity in the workplace.
Genevieve Shanahan @GenShanahanm Grenoble École de Management (GEM) Etudiante PhD Genevieve Shanahan is a PhD student at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, where her research concerns alternative forms of markets and organizations. She is currently working on projects regarding the platform workers and cooperative networks.
Mark Smith @smithmj Grenoble École de Management (GEM) Professor of Human Resource Management Mark Smith is a Professor Human Resource Management and Dean of Faculty at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. As Dean he leads 150 permanent faculty. He was previously Director of the Doctoral School and Associate Dean (2013-16) when he managed one of the largest doctoral schools for management sciences in Europe. He previously worked at Manchester Business School
Dejan Malesic Dejan.Malesic@previnet.it Previnet S.p.A. / Previmedical S.p.A. Head of Business Development Dejan is Head of Business Development for outsourcing industry with a multi-annual experience within different business areas: Pension Funds, Insurance, Finance and Healthcare area. His main role is to establish and develop business relationships with international clients. Currently, Dejan is working on new pan-european (IORP & cross-border schemes) opportunities in the pension, insurance and healthcare industry. He is Senior