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Apr. 9, 2013


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3 steps to better risk management through organizational design
Advanced Trading
Firms may be able to educate their traders into wanting to do the right thing, but employees still may be stymied from playing their part unless the organization enables them to do so. This is why firms must be concerned with organizational design as they develop effective risk management practices.
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Being the good guy (or gal) can save your company
Business 2 Community
In an age where corporate malfeasance is increasingly common, indeed almost "de rigueur" in the way that some corporations operate, it's refreshing to read about companies (particularly in the financial sector) that put their ethics and transparency first – even when they make costly mistakes.
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Why we should pay attention to cyber attacks
The Miami Herald
These days, we are hearing more and more about cyber attacks. Chances are some company, somewhere this week will announce to its clients and customers that its system has been breached and its data compromised. The motive behind the attacks could be fraud, economic espionage or just plain destruction of information. Whatever the motive, cyber attacks are making headlines, but are companies paying attention?
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White House says economic recovery is continuing
The Associated Press via The Plain Dealer
U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown may signal that the economy is heading into a weak spring. The percentage of adults in the labor force is a figure that economists call the participation rate. At 63.3 percent, it's the lowest since 1979. Normally during an economic recovery, an expanding economy lures job seekers back into the labor market. This time, many have stayed on the sidelines, and more have joined them.
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FDA's changing culture: What every food company needs to know
Food Safety Magazine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is undergoing a major culture change, and nowhere is that impact being felt more than in the food industry. While visibly preparing new regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, the agency is quietly becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented. This cultural change means that the practices that made food companies successful in the past may not be enough to make them successful today. Companies must be fully prepared for today's FDA inspections or expect to face enforcement consequences.
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How much insurance does your small business need?
The Huffington Post
What initiates the need for business insurance? If you are in business, you need insurance. The question is — what kind of policy is appropriate? And this is true even if you are a home-based business. Too many small business owners overlook key insurance needs. The following explores just how much insurance your small business needs, and what kind.
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Tracking workers' every move can boost productivity — and stress
Los Angeles Times
Technology has eliminated many onerous work tasks, but it's now one of the factors contributing to a harsher work environment. Employers are using technology to read emails and monitor keystrokes, measure which employees spend the most time on social networking websites and track their movements inside and outside the office. It's all part of an effort to drive down costs and squeeze as much production as possible out of each employee. But the cost of efficiency may be worker satisfaction.
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Integration of hospitals' risk management, quality-of-care improves results
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Though they often operate separately, hospitals' risk management and quality-of-care management departments share overlapping functions that can lead to better loss control and patient safety performance when they are integrated, say experts.

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Opportunities are the same as threats
By Dr. David Hillson
International risk standards and guidelines define risk as a double-sided concept. This includes the possibility of both upside and downside risks, with either positive or negative effects on the achievement of objectives. We use the word "opportunity" to describe an upside risk with positive impacts, and "threat" is used for downside risks with negative consequences.

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Insolvency in Cyprus and China and reassessment of risk
Moneylife
Governments are happy to shift bad debts onto taxpayers, or even better to some other country's taxpayers. Investors have felt safe that there is no down side, no risk. But two insolvencies in recent weeks may change these expectations and changed expectations are contagious.

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Social media perceived as key market risk
Information Management
As companies transform their businesses in order to succeed in a fast-changing global environment, they remain concerned about growing external market risks that can hinder their strategic priorities, according to a new report from consulting firm PwC. One of the key risks is social media, according to the study. The report, "Global Risk in the Transformation Age," says businesses are taking decisive steps to bolster their risk management techniques to focus on four strategic response categories: resilience, people, technology and next-generation risk analytics.
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Global differences on risk management priorities
Spend Matters
Priorities differ on a global basis when it comes to confronting supply chain risk and building resilience. According to a World Economic Forum Report, "harmonized legislative and regulatory standards" are the top priorities of respondents from North America and Europe. Contrast this with Asian organizations that "consider improved information sharing between government and business as the top priority for building supply chain resilience."
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