Supertemp – Is the Power Currently with the Buyer?

  Over the past 10 years, we have witnessed the rise of a new breed of worker: those who choose to, or those who are pushed off the corporate ladder. They are called “supertemps” and they are typically senior employees … Read More

The Rise and Risks of the Supertemp

In our previous blog, we talked about how the on-demand economy is changing the risk conditions for independent consultants and organisations that hire them.   Likewise, the number of independent workers is expected to rise in years to come.  In the … Read More

Changing Risk Conditions for Management Consultants and Project Professionals

  The on-demand economy has created a surge in a new type of on-demand worker and a steady decline in the traditional 9am to 5pm salary worker. The evidence is everywhere and many companies are riding the tide. and … Read More

Why can’t insurers offer PI insurance for the length of my contract?

  Based on our research, for consultants and project professionals in Australia, having professional indemnity in place is often driven by their clients*. So why can’t insurers offer cover for the length of your contract only? Can’t I have a … Read More

Do You Speak “Insurance”? Unlocking the Mystery of Insurance Terms and Language

Reading insurance documents can sometimes feel like decoding a cryptic message.  In our recent survey, 71% of management consultants and project professionals get lost in insurance jargon when speaking to an insurer.  This can be frustrating and difficult on the … Read More

Just Confirming, There Is No Fun in Buying Professional Indemnity Insurance

How much fun is it to buy professional indemnity (PI) insurance?  Sherpa Insurance asked 25 project professionals and management consultants about their buying experiences.   And their answer?   “Buying PI insurance is NO FUN!”   We cannot blame them.  … Read More

Retroactive Cover: A Critical Area to Understand with Professional Indemnity Insurance

  One of the really important things to understand with professional indemnity insurance (PI) is retroactive cover. (Just as a quick reminder – professional indemnity insurance protects you and your business against claims for alleged negligence or breach of duty … Read More

Something to Watch Out for Before Heading Off to Tuscany: Run-Off Insurance Explained

So as a project professional or management consultant you’ve worked darn hard for some years.   Now you have decided to have a real break – sail around Australia maybe live in a village in Tuscany, a desert island or … Read More

Aboriginal Literacy Foundation (a Sherpa Charity Partner) introduces New Digital Literacy Hub

By almost all socioeconomic indicators, Australia’s Indigenous young people are the most disadvantaged group in the county. The majority of Indigenous children in regional and remote areas struggle to read and write, and fall well below the national literacy benchmarks.  … Read More

How Much Insurance Cover Do I Need? A Guide on Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance Client Requirements in Australia

Based on the Sherpa Insurance 25 focus interviews of Project Professional and Management Consultants, no one believes they will ever be sued.  However this is not quite the case and Project Professionals and Management Consultants need to be careful in … Read More