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2017 in review – ERM is on the rise, but there’s still room for improvement

As businesses start to implement their plans for a new year, we’ve taken a look back at 2017 to review how the handling and perception of risk management has changed. From our team’s vast experience of working with our clients and other organisations in the industry, we’ve found overall that there is a rise in the understanding, and use of formal risk practices. However, as always, there is still room for improvement. 

Topics: risk management enterprise risk management risk management software

The benefits of an RMIS when creating an ERM framework

Spreadsheets are great. However, they really don’t cut it when you are trying to develop a complex enterprise risk management (ERM) framework. Multiple formulas, lots of sheets/tabs, broken links, numerous people editing the same document, version control issues… The list of issues goes on.

Topics: enterprise risk management

How risk, claims and safety software could have saved Jurassic Park

In honor of the 24th anniversary of the movie Jurassic Park’s release in June of 1993, this is a great time to engage in a little “what if” thinking and imagine how risk, safety and claims software solutions could have saved John Hammonds’ incredible vision.

Topics: risk management enterprise risk management Safety Management & Risk Control Claims Administration

Risk managers should have cyber threats like social engineering at the top of their risk register

Cyber threats are consistently catching companies out, meaning organizations must adapt their IT measures and procedures to mitigate the evolving threat. Risk managers should designate cyber threats as one of the top risks to a business and should have relevant controls in place to help manage the threat level.

Topics: Data Security & Cyber Risk enterprise risk management

Register (your risks) now!

You have your risk management framework in place but what is the next step? Firstly, well done for getting this far. A lot of hard work goes into a good framework. Now you have to put it into practice.

As part of the risk management plan you will need a log of all the potential risks that might affect your business. A risk register, also known as a risk log, is an important part of a company’s risk planning and helps to fulfil many regulatory requirements. Here is some guidance on what a risk register is and how to develop one.

Topics: enterprise risk management

Why, and how, your organization should stress test its ERM and key business processes

We hear about financial institutions conducting stress tests to assure they have the needed capital and processes in place to weather another crisis in the global financial community. How many organizations test their operational business processes to assure they can withstand serious stress?

Topics: enterprise risk management

From Start-up to Corporate – How Risk Management Changes in a Growing Company

All businesses have risk, and with many start-ups failing within their first four years, somebody needs to take responsibility for managing risk, even in a small company.

When a start-up makes that all-important decision to grow, there are huge risks to deal with and there are even more on-going risks associated with being a large company. What was a basic risk management solution is now no longer enough – you need an enterprise risk management framework.

Topics: enterprise risk management risk management

Risky Business: A Risk Manager’s Introduction to ERM

 

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New approach needed to ERM and managing risk? Thinking the Unthinkable

I Just attended the inaugural AIRMIC ERM forum and  I found the first plenary speaker, Nik Gowing, was really thought provoking.

Topics: enterprise risk management

The current (and looming) skilled-labor shortage: Why it's a risk management issue

This article by the Wall Street Journal's chief economics commentator, Greg Ip, set me to thinking about a risk that seems to become more real every day; however, it's a risk that is little understood and not often included in the risk inventories of companies in the United States. It has to do with the question of where we're going to get the skilled labor that we need in the next 20 years.

Topics: enterprise risk management Insights & Opinion