March 14, 2018
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Submitted by Michelle Young at Toptal
Authored by Dani Freidus, Finance Expert for Toptal
Edited by Lynn Patra
What Is an Actuary?
The Power of the Actuarial Valuation Method
How Can an Actuary Help to Enhance Business Metrics?
How You Can Start to Implement This Now
Beyond Insurance: The Changing Role and Perception of Actuaries
I often hear the question “What is an actuary?” Well, actuaries are unique in that they have a deep understanding of both business and statistics. Traditionally, an actuary’s differentiator was their ability to make financial sense of extremely long-term horizons—typically those associated with the lifespan of human beings. This naturally lent itself to actuaries working in the age-old fields of life insurance and pensions
However, it is not just an actuary’s grasp of the long term which is unique but also their ability to harness a broad range of academic fields and apply them in a business context. To this end, the Actuaries Institute defines actuaries as professionals who: Read more of this post
February 2, 2014
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Are these percentages shocking? Perhaps not to those of us who’re very intimately acquainted with the typical work scene. Likewise, perhaps not to those of us who’ve been following the issue of work engagement for a long while and are familiar with what studies have been saying. However, it’s important for leaders and managers to familiarize themselves with the concept of engagement, its implications, and what may be the reality at their organization. Take a look at this infographic, see if this describes the scenario at your organization, and share! Read more of this post