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New study highlights need for workplace interventions that reduce depression risk
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It's often said that hard work never hurt anybody. It's a cliché with which occupational health folks and thousands of injured workers would undoubtedly disagree. And while tragic and often preventable physical injuries may be the easiest to see and document, other work-related health risks are much harder to pick up on. One such risk is depression. More



Yes, social media is risky — find a way to make it work
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Social media is one of the top three concerns for enterprises in 2012, according to a recent Forrsights Security Survey, and it's easy to see why: Malware, social account hijacking, data leakage, HR concerns, regulatory compliance — these are just some of the most frequently cited challenges. And with new social media gaffes coming up all the time, like KitchenAid's offensive tweet during one of the US presidential debates, American Apparel's Hurricane Sandy Sale, and news of Twitter user accounts getting hacked recently (as well as LinkedIn accounts earlier this year), companies have good reason to worry about their workforce having free, unrestricted access to social networks. More

Smaller sized insurers can issue cat bonds
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Booming demand for catastrophe bonds should make them accessible and affordable for smaller insurance companies looking for alternative ways to cover themselves against natural disasters, according to the world's biggest reinsurer Munich Re. More

Develop an emergency action plan that can save lives
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Any event, whether a large public street party, a convention for thousands, or a wedding in a hotel ballroom, presents certain risks that can put the planner into the role of crisis manager in a heartbeat. Without effective planning for disasters or security issues, venues and organizers can unknowingly place themselves, and their attendees, in precarious situations. More



3-point plan protects medical practice technology in disasters
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Having lived through Hurricane Irene and a blizzard in 2011, Gus Lara, clinical applications analyst at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, N.J., said the cancer treatment practice had experience to draw on as it prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. But, as Lara soon found out, you learn something new each time disaster strikes. More

Enabling business performance through cloud-based identity and access management
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Identity and access management is an essential function for protecting the privacy of information, enhancing user experience, enabling accountability and controlling access to an organization's assets. Emerging cloud-based IAM solutions offer a great potential advantage, including the possibility of reducing implementation times by as much as 70 percent and cost by 50 percent. Success with this strategic approach requires strict business-value management, common and consistently applied IAM processes and strong integrated security and risk management discipline. More

Make telework and flexible hours part of your disaster-response plan
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Weather extremes and other disasters have become a part of our "new normal." When remote work or flexible hours are part of an organization's disaster response plan, employees can stay connected to work and businesses can continue to operate at some level of capacity. More

Analytics may help insurers confront new risk environment
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Since the creation of the first actuarial table, insurers have used some form of analytics to assess the levels of risk their clients face and to determine how to manage such risk. In the last few years, however, risk analytics have become much more powerful, driven in part by advances in areas such as modeling and testing, but also by the explosion of data available for analysis. Both P&C and life insurers now typically have access to quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques designed to estimate the impact and frequency of specific business risks and to deliver positive business outcomes. More

It's time for a food safety tax credit
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Farmers are often advised to add value to the livestock and crops they raise and that can mean looking at value-added food processing. While it can be a profitable strategic move, there are a host of issues that must be considered when you begin producing prepared foods. But with all the costs related to small-scale food processing, investing in food safety can be a challenge, particularly when the money could be used to adhere to new changes in federal packaging regulations, improve efficiencies, strengthen sales margins and increase market share. More

Minimize security risks in a BYOD culture
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On any given day, you can find alarming new reports on hackers, printers with security holes, cyber security lapses at top global companies, intrusion prevention systems, cloud security issues, BYOD and much more. A July survey of 8,360 global employees (and interviews with 29 business executives and consultants) conducted by Dell and Intel indicates that business leaders view "the consumerization of IT — including greater employee input in IT provision, bring-your-own-device initiatives and workplace flexibility — as a way to generate additional employee productivity and loyalty." At the same time, these leaders say their companies are wrestling with the security risks that BYOD and other elements of IT consumerization pose. More


 

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