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Nov. 5, 2013


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Driving value with risk management
Business 2 Community
What drives value in your business? To find out, you need to learn how equity analysts make buy/sell recommendations. Value drivers may not be tangible and they may not be on the balance sheet, but they're very real. For example, in the mining and metals industry, proven mineral reserves drive value. In the airline industry, one equity analyst concluded that the quality of customer experience drove value. For a railroad long-term contracts with coal shippers are critical. Risk management practices that fail to recognize value as the starting point can't add value.
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Employment litigation: Who is your enemy?
Small Business Trends
When a company is sued by an employee, the company naturally views the employee as the problem. But in many cases, another equally dangerous enemy exists in employment litigation — disguised as the company defense lawyer. The legal fees paid to defense firms can easily eclipse the amount paid to resolve the case. So, what should you do if sued by an employee?
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Employee wellness programs boost employee satisfaction and productivity
By Joy Burgess
Many companies have been turning to employee wellness programs to help reduce employee healthcare costs. In fact, statistics from the American Institute for Preventive Medicine show that 91 percent of organizations now offer some type of wellness program, a percentage that has risen substantially in the last decade. Corporate wellness programs have soared in popularity due to their ability to fight high insurance premiums and skyrocketing medical costs, but statistics also show that these programs go beyond healthcare savings.
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Citi launches payments risk management tool for corporates
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Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions, a division of the Institutional Clients Group, recently announced the launch of Citi® Payments Risk Manager. This new functionality gives clients enhanced visibility and control over their payment flows by providing aggregated payments data, reporting and trend detection capabilities to facilitate the clients' investigation of potential outlier transactions.
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Cloud migration introduces gaping risk, little management
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Migration to the cloud continues apace as businesses look to outsource applications to reduce cost and management overhead.

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Proper holiday decor in the workplace
By Jessica Taylor
With the fall and winter holidays quickly approaching, many offices are bringing out their decorations to lift spirits for the seasons.

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The top 10 workplace trends for 2014
Chicago Tribune
The economy is showing no signs of getting better and now with Obamacare next year, there are going to be some major changes.

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Food industry needs new direction on supply chain risk
Supply Management
After months of supply chain scandals in the food sector, 31 major investment funds are quite right to support Oxfam's call on the food industry's 10 biggest companies to improve their supply chain policies and transparency to protect people, planet and profit. But, when it comes to creating the supply chain visibility and accountability vital to retaining consumer confidence and shareholder value, is there more the food industry can do, beyond this initiative?
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Social media security threats and midsize firms
Midsize Insider
One of the top strategic threats for midsize businesses today is social media, according to a new global survey released by Deloitte. Social media has become a daily part of business at most midsize firms, and the technology that secures and risk management programs are critical.
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Workplace investigations: Preparing for the unknown
HR.BLR
A complaint of workplace harassment or a report of employee misconduct can crop up when least expected, and most complaints require an employer to conduct a thorough workplace investigation. Because a prompt response is often crucial, employers need to be ready when a workplace investigation is needed.
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Risk management: The importance of maintenance records
Rental Management Magazine
If there was any doubt about the critical role equipment maintenance records play in protecting rental businesses from liability claims, Chris Schmidt, senior casualty adjustor for York Risk Services, Parsippany, N.J., can dispel them.
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Catastrophe bonds not immune from US debt ceiling issues
Artemis
Anyone who thought that catastrophe bonds were immune from the financial market uncertainty surrounding the U.S. debt ceiling has been proven wrong as Munich Re's Queen Street III Capital Ltd. cat bond is placed on a negative credit watch due to collateral issues triggered by the debt ceiling issue.
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