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Mar. 14, 2013


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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Job hazard analysis
By Dennis Truitt
Now that you have identified the potential risks posed to your firm, it is time to dig a little deeper. Begin the process by using a standardized checklist to make sure that everyone is using the same system and is on the same page. Your goal to get the program off the ground should be creating comfort with the process of analysis. Once that standard is created, the comfort level is high and all users have mastered the tool, you can begin to modify the specifics to meet your firm's goals.
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Mainstreaming disaster risk management
World Bank Group
As one of the most geologically violent areas in the world, Japan has a centuries-long tradition of disaster risk management. That tradition saved lives and prevented damage and today serves as a tangible reminder to the world of the value of mainstreaming disaster preparedness and risk management into development, particularly in vulnerable regions.
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6 retail loss prevention trends for 2013
Retail's BIG Blog
Dealing with everything from shoplifting to extreme weather, the retail loss prevention profession requires constant vigilance in order to protect employees, customers and assets. While the range of threats is far-reaching, a few continuing and evolving trends are shaping the industry in profound ways.
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IPS has a comprehensive suite of PBM services structured to provide the highest quality prescription health services at cost containment prices while streamlining and simplifying the claims management process for adjusters. IPS also provides ancillary healthcare services to injured workers and policyholders in need of durable medical equipment and supplies, home healthcare, home therapy including physical, occupational, and speech, and transportation and language services through a single touch point. MORE
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Survey: Business centers benefit from business interruption product strategies
Officing Today
No one likes to see a natural disaster, but everyone seems to love the productivity and connectivity options alternative office space offers in the wake of storms, floods, earthquakes, fires and the like. Indeed, during and after natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, headlines about co-working, executive office suites, virtual offices and virtual receptionists dominated media headlines. But after superstorm Sandy, talk of alternative workspace after a natural disaster may be more than a passing fad.
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Grocers supply chains 'fall woefully short'
Retail Gazette
Supermarkets "fall woefully short" in managing their supply chains and must scrutinize their processes to avoid another scandal, according to a new survey. International trade body The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply conducted a survey of 100 senior supply chain managers across the U.K. and found that 86 percent do not feel that regulators fully understand supply chains. While 53 percent of companies said they have a strategy to reduce risk within their supply chain, 36 percent said that their CEO "is not engaged" about potential risks.
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Changing technologies and behaviors: The social media imperative
Business 2 Community
Crisis communications practitioners don't have a choice: They must integrate social networks into their planning or risk having their response to any incident become totally irrelevant. It's fairly simple: you move at the speed of your audience — the speed of social networks — or you won't be relevant; and you must use the tools your audience uses (i.e., mobile devices) or you might not even be heard. These new rules apply to emergency managers, business continuity planners and crisis communicators. Social listening is an imperative and an essential requirement for successfully managing a response or a crisis.
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Safeguarding your company's health with business insurance
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Regardless of what the type of business you own, giving it an extra layer of protection will always be a wise investment. We should never gamble with our company's assets and protecting it with the right insurance policy ensures that our business is prepared for any eventuality. But with all the insurance policies available in the market today making the choice could be difficult.
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'Cat bond' prices seen rising after Nationwide Mutual deal
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Strong demand for a $270 million catastrophe bond allowed its issuer, U.S. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co, to price it more cheaply than expected, leaving investors looking for a higher return from future issues.

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Knowing the difference between risk management and disaster recovery could save your business
Financial Post
With globalization, pervasive technology and the effects of climate change, crisis management has turned into an increasingly complicated and vital conversation at boardroom tables.

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Top 10 tips for climate risk management
BusinessGreen Plus
In the following article, BusinessGreen Plus runs down the top climate risk management tips every sustainability executive should follow. Read on for more tips your business can implement.

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Tracking sensors invade the workplace
The Wall Street Journal
As big data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and interact. Sensors, worn on lanyards or placed on office furniture, record how often staffers get up from their desks, consult other teams and hold meetings.
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Deals now make sense, not just money
The New York Times
Some eye-poppingly big transactions have been announced in the past few months, including Michael Dell's acquisition of Dell, the combination of Office Depot and Office Max, and Berkshire Hathaway and 3G's acquisition of Heinz. But while these catch our attention, we are nowhere near a return to the go-go years before the financial crisis. Today's mergers and acquisitions are more about building up than cashing in. This means that companies that do deals will be forced by the economy to soberly assess the risk and not get in over the heads.
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Deferred compensation on the uptick
Human Resource Executive Online
Executives and other high earners are now in Washington's crosshairs as the federal government searches for additional revenue to stanch its budget deficits. In addition to the higher income-tax rates for individuals making more than $400,000, high earners will also be faced with Medicare surcharges on earnings above $200,000 and higher capital-gains taxes for those in the new top bracket of 39.6 percent. These bigger tax bites are sparking renewed interest in VDC plans, says DenUyl. VDC plans are typically offered by companies to executives as a way for them to save additional pre-tax pay beyond what they can save in defined-contribution plans and other retirement programs. The plans can be an effective retention tool for high earners.
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