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Cyber liability insurance: Protect your business online
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Love it or hate it, the Internet is here to stay. With each moment, the Internet becomes deeper ingrained in both our personal and professional lives. Though technology and the Internet has helped to make our lives more productive, increased communication and access to information, it has at the same time created new dangers and pitfalls we must be cognizant of. More



A tragic lesson in risk management
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Thousands of prescriptions are compounded correctly and accurately every day and they save lives. We must recognize, however, that we all make mistakes and there are those who would cut corners and endanger patients through risky behavior. Boards of pharmacy and FDA set and enforce rules for pharmacies and manufacturers in order to provide minimums that everyone must meet. Some states need to strengthen these minimums. The pharmacy profession should work with the boards to pass effective and workable rules for not just sterile, but all compounding. However, compounding pharmacies should not wait for someone else to set standards More

Don't make a food manufacturing drama out of a crisis
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There were 393 product recalls last year, 82 (20 percent) of which were food and drug related, according to the website www.recalluk.com. In today's fast-moving social media environment, a product recall and the negative feedback associated with it can go viral within minutes, reaching thousands, if not millions of people around the world. How you control the situation determines your future reputation. So it's vital to have a public relations as well as disaster recovery strategy in place. In independent surveys, companies cite loss of reputation as the greatest perceived risk facing their business. More

Study: Climate change threatens ski industry
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A new report says the U.S. ski industry lost an estimated $1 billion and 27,000 jobs in the last decade because of warmer winter temperatures linked to climate change. Tougher times could be ahead unless climate change is reversed, according to the report. More

Small retailers fail to update Christmas contingency plans
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With thousands of businesses already adversely affected by recent bad weather and flooding, new research reveals that small- and medium-sized retailers are dangerously unprepared for interruptions to their Christmas trading period. Following subdued summer sales, and despite almost a third of those surveyed by RSA saying they are relying on Christmas to boost their annual takings, nearly half of respondents admitted they are not prepared to deal with interruptions to Christmas trading. In fact, only 14 percent feel more prepared this year than last year for business interruption, and almost one in four say they have no business continuity plan in place at all. More



To bolster prosperity, businesses look to emerging markets
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Canada's top executives recognize that the country's future prosperity will depend on them exporting beyond the United States, to the world's emerging markets. Yet the vast majority of corporate bosses also think the United States will still be hugely important to their companies five years from now, according to the most recent C-Suite survey of corporate executives. More

A step-by-step guide to legally safe hiring practices
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Hiring is one of the most difficult and legally dangerous tasks for supervisors. Just a few ill-timed words in a want ad or interview can trigger a legal complaint. The following are the key liability hot spots to watch out for in the hiring process. More

Insurance Risk North America: Insurers behind on risk assessment framework for Orsa
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Insurers have made progress in developing their risk management framework for the forthcoming U.S. Own Risk and Solvency Assessment, but significant work still needs to be done in order to meet the deadline for implementing the new regime, according to the results of a survey by IBM unveiled at Insurance Risk North America. More

Reinvent your security approach
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Tasked with ensuring the success of business-changing IT initiatives from mobile and BYOD to virtualization and cloud services, IT security is finding that existing security controls and processes create complexity instead of reducing risks. At the same time, highly publicized breaches and new forms of attacks have raised awareness of the business impact of cyber threats to the board level. It's time to reinvent your security approach. The following are 2013 predictions from Skybox Security. More

7 tips for fighting fraud at your business
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Business fraud can be a real pain in the budget. In a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the median loss suffered in workplace fraud cases — crimes carried out by company insiders &3151; was $140,000. More than one-fifth of the cases racked up losses of at least $1 million. The fraud examiners group says small businesses are particularly vulnerable to workplace fraud, as they typically lack anti-fraud mechanisms that are standard at their larger counterparts. To combat fraud at your business around the holidays or any other time of year, follow these seven recommendations. More

Employee turnover set to rise: What can HR do?
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Employee turnover may not seem like a top priority today since so many employees have been content simply having a job through the recession. With every passing month, however, more employees are feeling that the recession worries are no longer an obstacle. In fact, according to new research, around half of current employees plan to leave their job. More


 

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