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10 easy steps to implement enterprise risk management
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The Risk and Insurance Management Society defines enterprise risk management as a discipline, not in the sense of punishment, but as the mastery and continued maturation of risk competencies. Essentially, ERM is all about building risk management capabilities throughout the organization. Risk professionals often focus on ERM as an end to itself rather than a means to support the organization's objectives. But to be useful, that is exactly what it must center around: providing value to the company. More



Small business flood insurance could stop flowing as talks stall
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Thousands of homes and small businesses could be left without flood insurance next year, after it emerged that government and industry talks over new proposals to tackle the increasing risk of flooding have stalled in the U.K. Insurance companies currently have an agreement in place with the government, known as the Statement of Principles, which commits them to renew insurance for existing policyholders, even in areas at relatively high risk of flooding. More

What to include within your social media crisis plan
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Now this is a big question and although it depends on your company or organization, the following is a list of some must-haves when it comes to creating your social media crisis plan. More

Manage your email, not vice versa
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Businesses require reliable and cost-effective ways to move documents and communications of all types, and email is the de-facto method, despite the increasing availability of social media options. The inherent issue with email is the network by which it is delivered. Because it is so efficient at moving data, it also makes it easy to transport malware and spam. This means safeguards need to be in place. More



Protect your business if you lose a key employee
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Every business relies on people who are absolutely vital to their day-to-day operations and profitability. If these key players become incapacitated or, in the worst-case scenario, pass away, you need a contingency plan that will inject financial support into the business to ensure continuity, survival and profit. More

Management: Weather needs to become top priority for companies
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Vivid images of flood waters swirling through the streets of lower Manhattan and drought-blasted crops on U.S. prairies have brought home to business the devastating cost of severe weather events. Controversy has surrounded the debate over climate change and humanity's role in its impact on our planet. But evidence of change is growing, with further impetus provided by a report in the July Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. More

Red flags for business fraud
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It happens. Fraud valued at more than $100,000 hit 63 times in the last six months of last year, totaling $131 million — and that's just those that made it into court. KPMG's next fraud report, to be delivered within the next two weeks, is expected to raise that bar even higher. Smaller businesses aren't immune and can learn lessons from others. More

5 myths of human resources management
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Human resources is one of those fields where numerous myths endure. Part of the reason is HR tends to be more professional practice than rigorous academic discipline, so there is no foundation of basic science that informs both practitioners and researchers. Indeed many have lamented about the chasm between the two, and have called for a closer partnership. Nevertheless, several myths pervade human capital management. More

Small businesses to benefit from latest health-care regulations
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The Obama administration recently released new rules for implementing provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, including the most coveted part — making it illegal for health insurers to deny access to insurance because of a preexisting or chronic condition. This will have a significant impact on individuals and small business owners in Missouri, according to Thomas McAuliffe, health policy analyst for Missouri Foundation for Health. "Not only does it level the playing field and spread out the risk, it will provide more options for purchasing insurance," said McAuliffe. More

Half a million businesses putting operations at risk
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Over half a million (20 percent) small businesses in Britain are putting their operations at risk because they are unaware of their legal requirements to carry out gas safety checks, according to recent research from British Gas. These checks are a legal requirement for employers under the Health & Safety at Work Act and can be a confusing area for businesses as many think their landlord has sole responsibility for this. More

Exit planning: It's not a fire sale
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Many small business owners fail to have an appreciation for knowing how to get out of their businesses. Exit planning benefits owners of all stripes, irrespective of their size or rung on the ladder of commercial success. More

CFOs face future of more risk management and regulation
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Global economic uncertainty and volatility, fluctuating energy prices and turbulent currency markets, along with a shift in economic power, are among the many challenges which chief financial officers will face in the future. More


 

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