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Aug. 8, 2013


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10 tips for reducing the risk of employment-related litigation
By D. Albert Brannen
This article offers tips for minimizing or avoiding employment-related liability. These tips apply even to employers who may not have enough employees to be covered by the major federal employment laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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The 5 hidden risks faced by technology companies
SecurityInfoWatch
A majority of technology companies are under insured and exposed to hidden risks that could ruin their business. So says The Stratton Agency, an IIABA Best Practices provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and insurance technologies, that has released its finding related to five key risks these companies can address to protect their business.
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Imposing stricter supply chain control
Director of Finance Online
Supply chain scandals have made headlines over recent months, yet less than half of British companies undertake any due diligence on supply chains according to a post-scandal survey by Ernst & Young. The recent, well publicized examples serve as a warning to the detrimental financial implications and reputational damage that supply chain problems can cause. And as organizations increasingly look to exploit global innovation and expertise, the supply chain is becoming ever more complex and extended, creating greater risks of miscommunication and inconsistent performance.
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Manage link risk to help recover search rankings
Search Engine Journal
Google's growing focus on penalizing sites for "unnatural" backlinks could shine some light on what just may be the weakest link in your overall SEO strategy. Even if you haven't taken part in link buying or similar manipulative tactics, you can still take a hit in search rankings for having too many low-quality backlinks if you aren't doing enough to manage risky links. If unrelated or low-quality sites have linked to your site without your knowledge, your ranking can suffer a hit.
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The growing importance of risk management
Manufacturing Digital
With irrefutable evidence showing that business exposures to natural catastrophes are on the rise, what can manufacturers do to better mitigate the resulting fallout?

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5 tips for minimizing data breaches caused by 3rd party vendors
Corporate Compliance Insights
Has a third-party vendor caused a data breach at your organization? If so, did the vendor notify you? If you weren't notified during — or right after — the investigation you have plenty of company.

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Reputation risk most difficult to manage
The Holmes Report
Reputational risk is the most challenging category of risk to manage, according to 92 percent of companies responding to survey from property and casualty insurance company ACE Group.

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Why emerging markets could sell off again
CNBC
The risk that the Federal Reserve starts winding down its asset purchases sooner rather than later could spark another emerging market sell-off, analysts told CNBC, with some countries better placed to deal with higher real U.S. interest rates than others. EM funds made a comeback in July — posting gains for the first time since March, according to Morningstar research — after taking a battering on uncertainty surrounding the end of the Federal Reserve's massive stimulus program.
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The importance of business continuity
Business Review Europe
Business continuity is not about acting when something goes wrong; it is about ensuring you have contingency systems in place so that if the worst happens, you can protect your business as much as possible. For most businesses, IT is the integral glue that holds all systems and processes together. This, however, has made us highly reliant on such technology. For the majority of companies, storing hardcopies is now uneconomical, and in any case would drive a cart and horses through their CSR goals.
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S&P rates $3.55 billion of catastrophe bonds so far in 2013
Artemis
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has been responsible for the rating of $3.55 billion worth of natural catastrophe bonds so far this year, more than it had rated in the first seven months of the previous three years. The same period in 2010, 2011, and 2012 saw S&P rate $2.1 billion, $1.6 billion, and $3.3 billion respectively. As regular readers will be fully aware, catastrophe bond issuance in 2013 has been running at or close to record levels.
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Global economy: British business booms in July, US services recover
Reuters
British businesses boomed and activity at euro zone companies expanded, albeit modestly, in July for the first time in 18 months, while growth in the U.S. services sector rebounded from a three-year low. The data suggested economic recovery in the U.K. and U.S. economies was gathering steam, raising questions about the proper amount of monetary stimulus needed in those countries.
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Breaking bad news to management can be challenging, even dangerous, for HR
Bloomberg BNA
When senior management's policies conflict with statutory requirements, it is often human resources professionals who get caught in the middle. The good news is that HR can avoid getting stuck between their compliance duties and management's directives by setting up commonsense policies and procedures and effective lines of communication before trouble ever starts, according to employment attorneys interviewed by BNA.
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7 tips for creating a social workplace
Mashable
If you've got unengaged, stressed, sluggish or dissatisfied employees, it may be time to create a more social workplace. Each year, reports on employee dissatisfaction show workplace issues cause workers to feel stressed and undervalued. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, employee dissatisfaction is often related to employer issues. Forty-three percent cite lack of opportunities for growth and advancement; 43 percent say a heavy workload leads to stress; 40 percent point to unrealistic job expectations; and 39 percent bemoan long hours. Only slightly over half of workers — 52 percent — report feeling valued on the job.
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