Q Underwriting - Tools for collaborative remote working
With the majority of the insurance industry now working from home, many of us are now tasked with keeping productivity to a maximum while communicating with staff and colleagues in a way we’ve never done before.
Keeping collaboration to a maximum needn’t be a chore. The world is swimming with fantastic tools which have been created to streamline workloads and keep your team working as one, even while working miles away from each other.
Here at Q Underwriting, we’ve done the research and found some brilliant programmes which help mimic the office environment from your living room. The following are some top recommendations which have free tiers available!
Zoom: - https://zoom.us/pricing
Can be used on a host of devices, with a free account that allows you to host up to 100 participants and unlimited 40-minute meetings on one license. Video conferencing is very important right now, and you can even tap into a meeting while you walk the dog.
Slack - https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/pricing
Slack replaces email as your primary contact method. Organise communication channels into projects and take out the confusion of messy email chains. You can even share sensitive information via instant messaging, and you can create a trial account for free, for as long as you need it to be.
Need help collaborating on projects while your team works from home? Basecamp is a project management tool which helps you do exactly that, allowing you to split work into individual projects which act as hubs for message boards, to-do lists and file storage. It’s a brilliant tool for organising your workload.
Manage up to 15 team members free with a Basic account. You can add tasks, assign them to people and log due dates and updates all in one handy place.
While we’re adjusting to life at home, Q Underwriting has a coronavirus microsite dedicated to making brokers’ lives easier www.Qunderwriting.com/coronavirus
Specialist MGA providing quality products for niche commercial markets
Q Underwriting is a specialist underwriter, providing over 25 niche commercial lines products – all backed by A rated insurers. Our specialisms include construction, tradesmen and liability; charities, faith and recruitment; public and private hire, fleet and motor trade; and non-standard property. All our products are underwritten in-house by our experienced team.
Q Underwriting is a robust and reliable partner for brokers and insurers; we’re backed by The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. We write £95m of premium under delegated underwriting authority from several A rated insurers and our team of over 135 people support a nationwide network of brokers.
We are focused on providing excellent service and supporting brokers’ growth. In trading terms, we offer the best of both worlds: brokers have direct access to our experienced underwriters as well as a quick and easy to use broker portal – Qtrade – which houses all the products available from Q Underwriting in one place.
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