Posts Tagged Risk





For the past few years, I have told the changing holiday tale of the Jewish Guy Who Wears A Chai. Together, we have taken a journey on how we can maximize the joy and minimize the myriad risks of the holiday season.

November 27, 2017



I have had this argument for close to two decades. I even had a lengthily discussion a few years ago with a former CEO who stated that HR should embrace these types of activities.

Well based on my last comment you know that I am not in favor, however let’s have a good discussion on the topic…

November 7, 2017

By Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., Professor and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.

- John Paul Jones

March 31, 2016

Ad Hoc BYOD Policies Leave Employers Vulnerable

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August 25, 2015

On June 24, @SHRMNextchat chatted with Aliah Wright (@1SHRMScribe) about HR and Cybersecurity.

In case you missed this important chat filled with tips and advice for protecting your organization's most sensitive information, you can read all the tweets below:


June 24, 2015

Momentum Builds for Cyber Threat Information-Sharing

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April 15, 2015


Q: I read somewhere that the majority of identity theft originates from a source in the workplace. If this is true, what steps should my employer be taking to protect my personal information, and what can I do if they are being lax about it?

March 18, 2015

The recent firing of an Internet executive who had posted inflammatory tweets serves as a warning to managers and employees alike: Reckless social media utterances can have serious ramifications.

Pax Dickinson lost his job as chief technology officer at news website Business Insider this month amid an uproar over his Twitter posts that readers viewed as misogynistic, racist, homophobic and against working poor people.

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October 4, 2013

The Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is supposed to be a secure facility, protected by checkpoints, armed guards and requirements of valid credentials for entry.

According to authorities, 12 people were killed and eight others injured when Aaron Alexis opened fire Sept. 16, 2013, in Building 197 at the facility.

So what went wrong?

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October 3, 2013

There are many good reasons for keeping thorough and up-to-date records of accidents and injuries that occur on the job. The primary reason, of course, is compliance with the law. But a thorough reporting and recordkeeping system can also provide you with valuable information concerning accident patterns and prevention.

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July 24, 2013


Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). And about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur while victims are at work, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data.

Placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace, along with providing a proper management system and training for employees on how to use the devices, can mean the difference between life and death, proponents argue.

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April 9, 2013

As U.S. employers gear up for holiday season hiring so, too, do scammers.

The fall seasonal hiring period likely will lead to a surge in identity fraud targeting job applicants, according to employee screening and consumer fraud experts.

Fake job listings and bogus websites are among their most common tools. Legitimate employers also are being warned to take extra precautions. Unscrupulous employees can steal personal information of applicants or employees. And personal data left unguarded can tempt even hitherto honest employees, experts say.

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November 2, 2012

If an adversary or threat can exploit a vulnerability to harm an asset, then you have risk.

With the increase in advanced, multidimensional threats, some organizations are considering the services of a corporate threat intelligence program, or developing an in-house program—dedicating staff and other resources to deep inspection and analysis of data to avoid the sorts of attacks, crises and events that can cost a company millions, endanger personnel and damage its reputation.

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October 10, 2012

For the first time in the 12 years the Law and the Boardroom Study has been conducted, the risk surrounding cybersecurity was chosen by the largest percentage of responding directors and general counsel as the top issue of concern.

The annual survey by Corporate Board Member, an information and education resource for senior officers and directors, and FTI Consulting Inc., a global business advisory firm, found that 55 percent of general counsel and 48 percent of directors listed data security as their primary concern, outpacing operational risk and company reputation.

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September 28, 2012

More employees are using their own smart phones, iPad and other electronic devices for work purposes—even though this practice could expose companies to financial, legal and other types of risks, experts said.

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June 26, 2012

Who would you say are the best rock and roll lead singers of all time? I'm guessing that a bunch of names come to mind for you. In fact, we could probably have a spirited debate over who is the best, even if you aren't a big music fan. Now, name the best back-up singers of all time? You know, those people on nearly every album who provide the harmonies and the depth to the songs. Nothing? The list of the best backup singers is a lot harder to come by.

May 8, 2012

Compensation governance in the U.S. is drawing increased scrutiny as legislators, regulators, shareholders and the news media focus on how—and how much—companies pay employees in general and executives in particular. The attention has been heightened by recent headlines and media stories on perceived abuses in executive compensation, with a specific emphasis on financial services firms.

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May 2, 2012

Regardless of whether a woman is just entering the workforce or “of a certain age,” an athlete or secretary of state, beautiful or plain, what she wears to work matters and might affect her career advancement, experts say.

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February 21, 2012