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Emergency preparedness more critical in remote, harsh operations
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Recent offshore incidents in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea highlight the crucial importance of effective and prompt emergency response. As the oil and gas industry continues to explore further into increasingly sensitive frontier locations, such as the Arctic, the ability to react promptly and effectively is critically important to minimize the effects of any adverse situation to human life, the environment and the business itself. More



Are you classifying independent contractors correctly?
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With the IRS increasing its 2013 auditing budget by more than 7 percent, and recent legislation affecting employer compliance, it's clear that government agencies are cracking down on pay policies and procedures across the board. Employers who incorrectly classify employees as independent contractors face not only additional tax obligations, but also penalties for the misclassification. How can employers get it right? More

Top security risks small businesses don't know they face
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We all know there are risks associated with running a business, and by now, most people have learned to protect themselves against the common risks, particularly internet-based risks like viruses and malicious email spoofs asking for social security numbers or bank account numbers. Lynda Martel, executive director, Government and Enterprise Business Relations at DriveSavers Data Recovery notes that "there are many well-publicized security risks that a small business faces today: disgruntled employees, malicious outsiders, Cybercriminals, etc. The biggest threat to the security of any company is always the risk they have not prepared for." More

Reduce Your Electrical Safety Risk

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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of RiskWire, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of RIMS, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

HR: Key crisis management component
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Why do we hear so much about the importance of our crisis management team working in close connection with other departments? Because it works. While crisis management covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities and is often managed by outside contractors, those in specific departments have not only focused their expertise, but also are intimately familiar with how to get things done within their organization. More



Emerging market instability top risk in 2013
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Political instability in emerging markets, led by China, will be one of the biggest risks for markets in 2013, said Ian Bremmer, president of political risk firm Eurasia Group. "I think that emerging markets in general — the level of political instability — is underpriced for 2013," Bremmer said at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in New York. China, the world's second largest economy, is high on the lists of worries, he said, citing ongoing tensions with Japan and uncertainty about the investment atmosphere. More

Risk-on, risk-off
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While risk-taking is natural in business, it has to be balanced with sound practices in risk management and governance. The likelihood of "Black Swan" events is accentuated in the case when companies become globalized or otherwise experience rapid growth. More

Business owners: Why you need a social media policy
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Social media is an amazing tool but the potential pitfalls are pretty spectacular too. A social media policy is good way for business owners to protect their company's online reputation. The following article is a great starting point for those unsure about their social media policy. More


 

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