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May. 30, 2013

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A step-by-step guide to quantifying, mitigating operational risk
Becker's Hospital Review
"The rapidly changing health care landscape demands a disciplined approach to risk assessment," said Matt Weekley, leader of the national health care industry practice at Plante Moran, during a May 23 webinar hosted by the accounting and consulting firm. During the webinar, panelists Weekley and Plante Moran Partner Anthony V. Colarossi, along with moderator and Plante Moran Partner Betsy Rust, explained that hospitals need quantitative risk assessment to prepare for coming changes in the industry, such as the move to value-based purchasing and the impending insurance exchanges.
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Workplace violence: Does your program address domestic violence?
The emotional and financial impact of workplace violence events is undeniable and virtually every employer understands the importance of having an effective workplace violence prevention program — yet, many employers stop short when it comes to domestic violence issues. Domestic violence, they might think, is not an employer's problem. Some employers are worried about intruding into the personal lives of their employees, and this is a valid concern. However, the fact is that domestic violence is a problem that impacts our workplaces and employers should not shy away from addressing it.
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Lower risk by integrating ERP and project management
One of the great challenges for project-intensive engineering, procurement and manufacturing companies is the lack of visibility regarding potential risks in projects, which may have serious consequences not only for the project but also for the entire company. The simplest solution to this problem — and one that is becoming increasingly popular with fast-growing companies exposed to high levels of project risk — is to run both the business and projects from a single integrated business solution.
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Stress leaves a rising source of contention for employers
Reporter Herald
For most people, stress just comes with the job. For a growing number of workers, however, that stress is becoming a health problem keeping them from work. The Family Medical Leave Act, the most common vehicle used for stress leave, defines a serious health condition as a medical condition that lasts for three or more consecutive days and requires a doctor's treatment. Employees, employers and health care providers are grappling with the question of when does stress rise to a level severe enough to justify leave.
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Buyers must check risks at all supply chain stages
Supply Management
Procurement professionals should look for risks at every level of the supply chain and factor them into their strategies, according to a senior professional. Recently addressing an audience of buyers in West Africa, Bola Afolabi, general manager at Nigerian National Petroleum raised the importance of buyers being risk aware. Highlighting issues such as the impact of kickbacks, sourcing from foreign countries and not keeping to agreed payment terms, he told buyers to look across the supply chain for risks.
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Technology turns stress testing from a compliance challenge to a competitive advantage
While much of the focus and attention on stress testing has been driven by Dodd-Frank and the Federal Reserve's Capital Analysis and Review exercise, the reality is that regulators now view stress testing as a reasonable and prudent risk management exercise that banks of all sizes should integrate into their risk management and financial forecasting activities. The banks that are able to do address stress testing effectively will find that they are not only adhering to federal regulations, but they are also providing themselves with a forward-looking competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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  Pharmacy Benefit Management

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

Social media issues and crisis
Business 2 Community
A social media issue, also known as a social media risk, this is any type of activity that can expose a company or an individual to loss, damage, trouble or any or adjectives that can be a problem in the future. Social media issues can also be ongoing concerns that aren’t triggered by a specific event, but are seeds that can grow into larger problems for a company in the future if the social climate changes in a particular way. The better a social media marketer knows these issues and how to respond if they begin to grow, the more in control of the situation they will be.
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Fleet operators must prioritize risk management
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions News
Every fleet operator has a responsibility to look after employees and minimize their on-the-job risk, otherwise, administrative and legal costs may be incurred.

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Employers love wellness programs, but do they work?
Bloomberg Businessweek
Nearly half of large companies have wellness programs that measure workers on such factors as weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

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Managing risk across borders
By Dr. David Hillson
Many organizations conduct business internationally in our connected world, and we need to consider the particular risks that might arise from operating or trading across borders.

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Business continuity: Plan for the unplanned
Business Recorder
Considering the critical role of depositories in the functioning of contemporary capital markets and more so as custodian of public investments, attention to security and reliability of its operations have been an essential area for all such organizations alike world-wide. Safeguarding the data and IT resiliency at CDC has always been an integral part of its IT operations since inception. However, after enhancing its role deeper into the industry and diversification of its services portfolio, the specific need for business continuity planning became more sensitive for CDC.
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Insurance rate rises offset capital markets impact on reinsurance, for some
Insurance-linked-securities and third-party capital will continue to pressure reinsurance pricing for the foreseeable future. For some, the decline in pricing seen in property catastrophe reinsurance lines of business caused by capital markets and alternative capacity sources can be offset by rate rises on U.S. property and casualty insurance rates.
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Top 10 emerging markets for food and drink manufacturers
Food Manufacture
Few advanced economies can measure up to the potential of emerging markets, which have been forecast to exhibit the fastest growth rates for food and non-alcoholic beverages over the next five years, according to a new report from global law firm
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Resolve conflict like a pro
Conflict is inevitable whether you are running your own business or working for someone else. However, how you handle the conflict could be the difference between running a successful organization or getting run down by bad blood. Forbes contributor, Jody Greene, recently had the opportunity to ask an expert a few questions and in the following shares the feedback so you can apply it to your own situations.
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