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As construction costs climb, is your business covered?
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Without the right insurance coverage in place and a risk management plan, business owners may face the significant risk of closing for good after sustaining a disaster-related loss. So, what are the important points that business owners need to think about? The following takes a closer look at the key questions business owners should consider asking before another disaster hits. More

Extra credit: Continuing education options for risk managers
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The traditional defense-oriented, insurance-based role of the risk manager is giving way to an opportunities-driven approach linked to corporate strategy — a trend that is pushing risk professionals to seek continuing education courses teaching the business skills they need to stay competitive in today's market. More

Lancope shares top 5 tips for network protection during National Cyber Security Awareness Month
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Lancope Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, is leveraging National Cyber Security Awareness Month to offer tips for improving enterprise network protection. This year has seen a continued rise in targeted attacks and insider threats designed to steal confidential data. Nowadays, any organization that houses valuable intellectual property can find itself in the crosshairs of a sophisticated attack. More

Rebounding economy spurs growth in cargo, supply chain risks
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A slow trend toward economic recovery in the U.S. may mean good news/bad news for insurance agents and brokers who handle commercial accounts with cargo and supply chain vulnerabilities. The good news is growth in sales and manufacturing will generate increased need for insurance coverage and risk management services for such exposures. The bad news is that agents and brokers who are unfamiliar with these types of risks may find themselves in over their heads if they haven't learned the ins and outs of both their clients' businesses and the appropriate insurance products and services to mitigate those risks. More

What you can't say in an employee handbook
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Recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board regarding employee handbooks should prompt human resource leaders to review and possibly revise their own handbooks, as well as handle social-media disciplinary issues more thoughtfully, labor-law experts say. More

The high price of social media risk management
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"In the event of uproar, please invoke social media policy." That's the in-case-of-emergency sign that might as well hover over the desk of any communications manager, as the latest social media crisis reminds us. This past week, The New York Times found itself in hot water, after contributor Andrew Goldman responded to a critical tweet with a reply that public editor Margaret Sullivan aptly characterized as "needlessly rude and insulting." More

Risk management systems can lower fleet insurance costs
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Insurance providers to the trucking industry are offering reduced premiums to fleets that use effective automated compliance and risk management systems. "With a comprehensive tracking system, up-to-date legal content and trainings, reliable workflow and documentation, fleets can proactively decrease the frequency and severity of issues in their employment practices and other areas of risk," said Nick Goodell, general manager of trucking and transportation for Compli. More

Business risks rise in criminal history discrimination
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sent a warning to businesses: Conduct criminal background checks at your own risk. Companies that ask job applicants if they've been convicted of a felony or check criminal histories expose themselves to potential discrimination lawsuits. More


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