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Embrace risk management
Federal Times
Dan G. Blair, president and CEO at the National Academy of Public Administration, and Linda M. Springer, executive director at Ernst & Young LLP, write: "It is not surprising that interest in enterprise risk management is growing fast among federal agencies. Recent experiences have demonstrated the need for improved awareness and alleviation of risks that jeopardize mission achievement. Leading organizations are also using insights from their risk management process to optimize program outcomes."
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Dealing with bullies in the workplace
The Boston Globe
Victims say the problem is tangled by workers' fear of retribution, lack of legal protections, and concerns about what constitutes abusive behavior.
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Editorial: Insuring for global warming's surprises
Bloomberg Businessweek
Postponing action on climate change will make the problem more expensive to manage later — if it can still be managed at all. So says a White House report on fighting global warming. While the message is true enough, changing attitudes about the problem is an exercise in persuasion, and the supposedly hard numbers highlighted in the report aren't the best way to make the case. The document's most powerful argument doesn't lend itself to number crunching.
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Risk management: Understanding workers' compensation
Rental Management
Workers' compensation laws have been on the books since the early 1900s and by 1920 all but a few states had passed compulsory workers' compensation statutes, resulting in very high workforce recognition. Still, it's not uncommon for employees and employers to be a bit fuzzy on the details and on why workers' compensation even exists in the first place.
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Is cyberinsurance worth the risk?
TechTarget
As established insurance providers and startups rush to sell cyberinsurance to companies of all sizes, many enterprises still can't find insurance policies due to the lack of product standardization and complexities of establishing adequate coverage. High-profile breaches and the growing realization that potential revenue losses from cybersecurity risks are on par with business interruptions and natural disasters may change those dynamics. Stricter data privacy notification laws, government incentives and cloud adoption have amplified interest in cyber risk insurance.
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Report: US in leaderless drift on coastal risk management
Global Construction Review
Despite the death and destruction wrought by hurricanes Sandy, Katrina and other disasters in recent years, the U.S. still lacks a national plan to protect its coastal cities and it must get its act together, a new high-level report has warned. The report, by the National Research Council, urges U.S. government agencies to work together on a national vision and to stop merely reacting to hurricanes and rising sea levels.
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Protecting your organization from growing cyber threats
Business Reporter
You don't need to be convinced that the threat of fraud is real. You’ve seen the headlines — there have been a significant number of high-profile names admitting to breaches, with now more than 1 billion individuals having their information and identities stolen. Identity is the new money and fraudsters can get their hands on this steady stream of emerging targets more easily and more cheaply than ever before.
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World Health Organization: Ebola virus is outpacing efforts to control it
The New York Times
In an ominous warning as fatalities mounted in West Africa from the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, the head of the World Health Organization said that the disease was moving faster than efforts to curb it, with potentially catastrophic consequences, including a "high risk" that it will spread. The assessment was among the most dire since the outbreak was identified in March. The outbreak has been blamed for the deaths of 729 people, according to WHO figures, and has left over 1,300 people with confirmed or suspected infections.
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What is Hadoop and what does it mean for supply chain management?
Forbes
Steve Banker writes, "I've been hearing the term 'Hadoop' everywhere. I asked my colleague David White, ARC's analytics expert, what it was and whether it was something that supply chain executives needed to know about. David explained that Hadoop was probably being most widely used in marketing because it is best suited to unstructured and semi-structured data — images, social media data, call center transcripts, and clickstream data, for example. So marketers use Hadoop to improve their understanding of customers and prospects, and their ability to sell them the right product, at the right time, using the right channel."
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Embrace risk management
Federal Times
Dan G. Blair, president and CEO at the National Academy of Public Administration, and Linda M. Springer, executive director at Ernst & Young LLP, write: "It is not surprising that interest in enterprise risk management is growing fast among federal agencies. Recent experiences have demonstrated the need for improved awareness and alleviation of risks that jeopardize mission achievement. Leading organizations are also using insights from their risk management process to optimize program outcomes."

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Ruling: What's not allowed when accessing employees' social media sites
HR Morning
There are a lot of laws HR pros pay close attention to (FMLA, ADA, FLSA, etc.), but the Stored Communications Act typically isn't one of them. That should change. The act prohibits the unauthorized access of individuals' electronic communications and records that are intended to be private. If you're thinking this doesn't apply to you because you'd never go snooping around employees' email, you're wrong. It also applies to something a lot of employers are taking very seriously these days: the Facebook activity of employees and job candidates.

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Risk management can spawn competitive advantage
CFO Magazine
There's an old joke of unknown origin that goes something like: A huge bear appears in front of two campers in the woods. The bear sees the campers and begins to run toward them. The first camper drops her backpack, digs out a pair of sneakers and frantically begins to put them on. The second camper says, "What are you doing? Sneakers won't help you outrun that bear." The first camper replies: "I know I can't fun faster than the bear. I just have to run faster than you." The joke is good metaphor for how corporations can outsmart their rivals in today's fast-moving competitive environment: Have a clearer perception of risk than your competitors have.

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Managing pregnancy and parenting in the American workplace
NBC News
Many expectant parents have a shelf full of books to guide them through pregnancy and child birth, but preparing for how an employer will handle the news of a pregnancy, and understanding how the law protects working moms and dads, is a consideration worth equal time. That's the case being made by three female attorneys who work for A Better Balance, a national legal advocacy group committed to protecting and advancing the interests of working families.
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Officials: Risk management about much more than insurance
The Albany Herald
Few outside individuals trained in the art of governance and finance understand fully the concept of institutional risk management. Perhaps that is why it's difficult to find professionals in that industry willing to talk specifically about one of their own. A number of professionals in risk management-type positions willingly talked with The Albany Herald about their profession when contacted by the newspaper, but none would comment on the record about the issue of city of Albany, Georgia, risk manager Veronica Wright’s request — and subsequent awarding — of a bonus for her efforts on behalf of the city.
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