Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Meeting & Event Emergency Management Planning

September 26, 2018 - Every event or meeting is both an opportunity for success and a possible potential for failure; you just never know what might happen. But planning can help ensure success, or at least, help deal with disasters to avoid catastrophe. These articles identify many possible pitfalls and ways to overcome them.

What's your "Convention Misery Index" number? (Item #1)   Here is a list of nine threats to your event and how you might overcome them. (Item #2)   Here are 10 painful moments every event manager will have experienced at one time or another and how to tackle them. (Item #3)

Here are some lessons learned from event planning failures. (Item #4)   What makes great events so memorable, and how can we bottle up that magic and replicate it in the future? (Item #5)   Being prepared is the #1 way to avoid a crisis when you can and mitigate the damage when you can't. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Recovering from a Data Breach or other Cyber Attack

September 19, 2018 - Statistically speaking, as you read this, you could become the victim of a data breach or cyber attack. We hope that is not the case. But, given the prevalence of such attacks, you should certainly have a plan of how to deal with one should an attack happen. If you have been hacked, you might want to read Item #6. If not, this week’s other articles could be helpful to you.

This plan for recovering from a data breach will vary from business to business, but it should always contain these four essential steps. (Item #1)   Data security experts answer the question "What's the most important next step you should take following a data breach?" (Item #2)   Once a breach has been discovered, the organization should take these immediate steps to limit the impact of the breach. (Item #3)

Hidden costs of data breaches may include cybersecurity insurance premium increases, lost contract revenue, loss of intellectual property, lost customers, business disruption, devaluation of trade name, and increased cost to raise debt. (Item #4)   This article explores four major points on how to recoup your security procedures so that they're stronger than ever before --- even if you haven't suffered the embarrassment of a breach. (Item #5)   Here are the missteps executives make time and again after a data breach and advice for avoiding these pitfalls. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Workplace Terrorism

September 12, 2018 - Workplaces are good targets for terrorism. There may be activities or policies that prompt terror attacks, but sometimes workplaces are chosen as targets simply because many people are there. And sometimes the terrorist is an insider about whom nobody saw suspicious behavior. Regardless of the causes or actors, there are things you can do to mitigate your risk or prevent terrorist attacks and to learn how to recognize potential problems and deal with people afterward. This week’s articles provide some help.

This short guide will help employers understand the preventative actions they can take and the latest guidance should they, and their employees, be caught up in a terrorist attack. (Item #1)   Although a terrorist attack is not likely to strike your workplace, it is important to be prepared mentally and emotionally. (Item #2)   What can you do to reduce the chances of terrorism happening to you, within your own workplace? (Item #3)

If you feel like you need to talk about your grief over recent terror attacks, here’s how to broach the subject with your coworkers. (Item #4)   After a terrorist attack anywhere, people are overwhelmed by the tragedy; here are some ways people cope at work. (Item #5)   Some violence in the workplace is more accurately classified for what it really is--terrorism. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Employee Issues

September 5, 2018 - It would be wonderful if we could solve all problems in the workplace before they occur, but this is not likely to happen. What we can do, however, is pay attention to the issues that may arise and learn how to mitigate or avoid them. That's what this week's articles attempt to help us with. 

A culture that fosters empathy in the workplace is one of the best ways to create an engaged workforce that combats the loss of productivity and more. (Item #1)   Do you know some of the key issues employers should monitor in 2018 that may trigger a handbook update? (Item #2)   These are four areas for employers to consider when reviewing their workplace privacy policies. (Item #3)

Here are a few traits of leaders and ways employees can become leaders when a crisis strikes to help their co-workers, staff, and managers weather a turbulent time. (Item #4)   Companies must take reasonable steps to investigate and address problems -- no matter how small - that may be creating a hostile work environment. (Item #5)   Each of these 10 points starts as a nugget of advice for a manager or a boss about what they should do to avoid being sued by employees. (Item #6)

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