The 2018 LWC Labor Summit in New Orleans March 21-23 is meant to bring a variety of sectors in Louisiana together to discuss issues ranging from workers’ compensation to safety to recruitment. On Wednesday, a panel of experts from tech companies with a Louisiana footprint discussed the “talent pipeline” and how the technology workforce in Louisiana can grow. Two aspects of this growth that the panel addressed repeatedly were recruitment challenges and non-traditional candidates for tech jobs.
The World Economic Forum (WEF), which meets this week in Davos, Switzerland, released its latest report Monday – Towards a Reskilling Revolution, A Future of Jobs for All. The report, which was conducted in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group and utilizes 2016 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts dire consequences for women and less educated workers who do not get the training they need before 2026. Further, workers’ comp carriers will likely need to “reskill” themselves as automation permanently reduces payroll.
On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and DXC Technology announced the company will establish a 2,000-job Digital Transformation Center in the heart of New Orleans. DXC bills itself as “the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company.”
Pie Insurance, a digitally-enabled direct distribution workers’ compensation insurance business, recently launched its pricing tool at InsureTech Connect in Las Vegas. The company’s initial product is an interactive “Price Predictor” that allows small and medium-sized businesses improved insight into their workers’ compensation insurance premiums. Louisiana Comp Blog asked prominent local agents what they thought of this potentially disruptive technology.
Tropics Software Technologies, a company specializing in workers’ comp software products and solutions for self-insured groups and insurance carriers, is the subject of Louisiana Comp Blog’s first “Tech Trends” feature, in which we take a look at how technology is shaping the world of the modern workers’ comp industry. Trae Jones, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sarasota, Florida-based company, and Jeremy Williams, Chief Operating Officer, sat down with Comp Blog to explain how the next generation of workers is set to transform how companies portray themselves to potential talent.
Keogh Cox (formerly Keogh, Cox and Wilson) a mid-sized law firm based in Baton Rouge, recently unveiled a bold re-branding strategy that stands in stark contrast both to the firm’s previous look and to the marketing efforts of legal teams in general. Given the magnitude of the leap, Louisiana Comp Blog took a deeper look at what went into the process with the partners who drove the change and the marketing firm that enacted the vision.