Wednesday April 2, 2014
Around 10 years ago, insurance was a hot topic in Newfoundland. Rates had risen sharply, customers were upset, insurance reform was debated and the government introduced additional legislation which it hoped would help control costs, protect consumers and keep rates down.
Since then, we've seen a relatively stable market for personal insurance. Coverage has been available at a reasonable cost, except for the most high risk scenarios. Prices for automobile insurance, while still by far the highest in Atlantic Canada, have continued to increase, but for most consumers, at a manageable level.
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Our firm has been trying to get a handle on how to use Social Media to build better relationships with our clients and enhance our brand in the marketplace. We've seen a steady increase in the number of follows and the level of engagement but it’s still early days and we are still learning.
Thursday February 27, 2014
A story recently ran on CBC about the strain being placed on workloads for Doctors issuing sick notes for short term illnesses.
Physician says local MDs are 'drowning in paperwork' because of requests for sick notes http://t.co/6Dv1Rhnu8y
2/27/2014, 6:50 AM
It certainly elicited a lot of comment on social media. Certainly, there have been stories written in the past about the amount of sick leave taken/accumulated in certain government departments/agencies. Ignoring the whole debate around union benefits/collective bargaining, and the inflexibility this may cause, I think there is some perspective most small and medium-sized businesses can take around this.
Thursday January 9, 2014
Now that there is perceived stability in our power supply once again, the fall-out from the last week’s event is clear. We've had Government order a review of the operation and management of our electrical system, phone-in radio shows are jammed with consumers complaining and social media is ablaze with political pundits of every stripe with their take on the situation and arguing over whether or not we experienced a crisis.
Monday December 16, 2013
The complaining has begun. It’s a tradition in Newfoundland to talk about the weather. Common statements this time of the year include:
“Winter’s early this year.”
“It’s some slippery out.”
“The sidewalks are like ice.”