September 2017 Blog Posts (24)

Documentation of Employee Discussions is all Important

 

As with law, the dictum for management is this: What is not documented does not exist. One can look back at the age-old Latin adage to this effect -Verba Volant, Scripta Manent, meaning “what is said flies, what is written stays”. This just about summarizes the need for documentation in organizations.

Documentation is at the heart of organizations, because when employees take an organization to court for some strong reason such as termination -and there is no…

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Added by TrainHR on September 22, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Equifax Data Breach: What Businesses Should Be Doing

As I watch the Equifax scandal unfold, it becomes clear to me that many are at a loss of what to do, or even how to think about this data breach. The first reaction people have is centered on if they, their friends, or family were personally impacted. Rightfully so. For some advice on what you can do to…

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Added by Steven Minsky on September 21, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

FRTB Implementation: Key concerns, opportunities and constraints



Arguably the fundamental review of the trading book is one of the largest regulatory overhauls impacting market risk in the last decade. FRTB is set to revise the trading book and banking book boundary whilst creating more detailed and consistent standards across the industry. For many financial institutions FRTB has been and continues to be a major focal point. A project of this scale and scope requires careful attention and consideration, however as we inch ever closer to full…

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Added by Olympia Nolan on September 21, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments

marcus evans to Host the 2nd Post Merger & Acquisition Integration Conference on November 29-30, 2017 in San Francisco, CA

marcus evans will host the 2nd Post Merger & Acquisition Integration Conference, November 29-30, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. The two day conference will provide M&A professionals the chance to speak about trends in the industry, developing and achieving synergies, mitigating legal and financial risks, and how to effectively implement cultural integration. This event will allow you to create actionable strategies and processes that will examine a merger…

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Added by Amanda Pink on September 20, 2017 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Want a great strategy?

It’s funny how everyone wants a great strategy but not everybody wants to deal with the risk of achieving the strategy. I think it is because the following statement is true:

“Risk management is good management.”

Hence…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on September 19, 2017 at 3:12am — No Comments

Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself

As the CEO of a risk management company, I think critically about data breaches all the time. Every day we are working to make sure our clients have the means to protect themselves, their customers, their employees, and their communities. We help them manage all kinds of risks: competition, goal achievement,…

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Added by Steven Minsky on September 18, 2017 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Risk Allocation - In Concert with the Markets



This article is contributed by William G Ferrell, CIO of Ferrell Capital Management and the author of a new course on Global Risk Academy - "From Asset Allocation To Risk Allocation"
 

Risk Allocation - In Concert with the Markets

Since Harry…

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Added by Boris Agranovich on September 17, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Importance of having a Personal Line of Credit

A personal line of credit is a flexible tool that helps you manage finance effectively without worrying about a rigid timely repayment. Under the line of credit service, the borrowers have to pay interest only on the amount that they utilise and not the entire amount which they borrow. Thus, one can see it as a tailor made credit option offered by the NBFCs and other lenders. Apart from the interesting aspect, several benefits come with a…

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Added by Aman Khanna on September 15, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Managing your Cyber Exposure – Ransomware is ramping up

Now that vacation time is over in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you relax? Unwind? Clear your mind?

Well I sure hope so because the cyber predators have been setting new clickable traps, and sending devious emails to greet you on your return. Also, in your absence cyber predators continued to launch millions of attacks daily across the globe. And many involve ransomware.

The emergence of ransomware is simple to explain. It can be obtained free or easily made. It has a high…

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Added by Douglas Nagan on September 14, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Equifax Data Breach: The Point of No Return

On September 7, big-three credit reporting company Equifax reported that hackers gained access to the personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. This scandal will be bigger than the Wells Fargo, BP, Chipotle, Volkswagen and Bernie Madoff scandals combined.

The…

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Added by Steven Minsky on September 13, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Ensuring Student Success in the Workforce. Why Do Workforce Data Matter?

A strong education prepares students to succeed in their chosen careers; but education, training, and employment pathways are changing. Individuals take multiple paths into the workforce. Some get jobs after completing high school; some after earning a college degree. Others leave the workforce to go back to school, while still others enroll in education or skills training while working.…

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Added by James Nelson on September 13, 2017 at 6:03pm — No Comments

There is a new elephant in the room

Here is the essence of a conversation I had with a senior leader in a large publicly listed company:-

Me: How’s business?

Senior Leader(SL): Great!…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on September 13, 2017 at 7:31am — No Comments

Save 54% on workers' compensation costs, just like Johns Hopkins Hospital did

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My company offers a system developed by Johns Hopkins Hospital doctors, which saves 54% on workers compensation costs just like Johns Hopkins Hospital did. You would realize comparable savings on other types of personal injury cases. I have attached an article from the Self Insurer, written…

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Added by Nelson Hendler, MD on September 12, 2017 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Managing your Cyber Exposure – Ransomware is ramping up

Now that vacation time is over in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you relax? Unwind? Clear your mind?

Well I sure hope so because the cyber predators have been setting new clickable traps, and sending devious emails to greet you on your return. Also, in your absence cyber predators continued to launch millions of attacks daily across the globe. And many involve ransomware.

The emergence of ransomware is simple to explain. It can be obtained free or easily made. It has a high…

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Added by Douglas Nagan on September 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

From Asset Allocation to Risk Allocation

It has been my pleasure to work with William G. Ferrell, CIO of Ferrell Capital Management to produce a new online course "From Asset Allocation to Risk Allocation".  This course provides valuable insights into a new paradigm for managing investments - based on dynamically monitoring statistics related to Risk, rather than simply creating a diversified portfolio and hoping for the best.  Bill uses the analogy that…

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Added by John William Baxter on September 9, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Equifax Exposed: Major Breach of Data from Major Credit Bureau

If you haven’t yet heard, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, has been hacked. What does this mean for you? It means that your Social Security number, and possibly even your driver’s license information, could be in the hands of hackers. Some are already calling this the worst breach of data in history.

How Did This Happen?

On…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on September 8, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Habits can Build a Dream, Elite Team

The ultimate aim of an organization has to be to build a dream team that can synchronize, coordinate and communicate with the confidence and aplomb of elite SEAL teams of the US navy, which are known for these qualities. This certainly is not wishful thinking. Corporate…

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Added by TrainHR on September 8, 2017 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Getting the Elements of Pre-Employment Testing Right

Pre-employment testing is an important and integral testing in the process of hiring the right candidate. It is aimed at gauging the potential or proven abilities of a candidate who the organization has zeroed in on, in relation to specific abilities and faculties. Pre-employment testing is…

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Added by TrainHR on September 7, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Understanding and Ways of Dealing with Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious area of cybercrime. In simple terms, identity theft, as the term suggests, is committed when a cyber thief impersonates a person’s identity and obtains important personal information such as Social Security Number, health records or debit or credit card details, and opens a financial account or starts spending using the victim’s information. When identity theft happens, people realize that the money in the bank account or credit cards is siphoned off. More often…

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Added by TrainHR on September 6, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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