Risk

The 'Risk Ready' Workforce: Three Ways to Build a Strong Corporate Culture

Ian Beale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

If poor employee behaviour is the most frequent root cause of misconduct, what can audit do to remediate the problem?

Data Overload: How Are You Managing Your Information Risk?

Ian Beale | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Beale

As businesses seek new avenues for growth, creative uses of information are central to their strategies, and increasingly a source of competitive advantage. So much so that companies are now using the lexicon of "information management" as opposed to "technology management."

The Top Emerging Risks for 2014 - Part Two

Ian Beale | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

The accelerating pace of business change and intensifying regulatory scrutiny are the key macro-trends that will continue to affect companies over the next 12 to 24 months. These Hot Spots provide a solid framework for addressing the key risk areas that could have significant consequences for businesses' performance.

Sharing Medical Data Is Not Okay

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There are many issues about sharing a persons personal medical data with other organisations and companies, some issues are big and others are much smaller. For me, it causes many issues. I'm not afraid to share with the world that I have a heart condition, caused by a lack of fibrillin gene meaning my aorta just keeps expanding. In fact, that's pretty rare in itself, admitting it can stop people wanting to hire me, because even though it's controlled - I pose too much of a risk.

The Top Emerging Risks for 2014

Ian Beale | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

As the New Year begins and businesses start implementing their plans for growth, being able to identify new trends in emerging risk areas that threaten to derail enterprise performance over the next 12 months is imperative.

Why Older Isn't Wiser When It Comes to Our Sex Lives

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

Research published this week by Marie Stopes shows that of 4,000 adults not trying for a baby, a third of women and almost half of the men had unprotected sex at least once in the past year. And here's the surprising part. Around eight out of 10 of those having unprotected sex said they believed it was "very unlikely" that it would result in pregnancy or they'd contract a sexually transmitted infection. When it comes to our sex lives, it seems we cross our fingers and hope for the best. Yet 185,000 women accessed abortion services last year, which suggests that for quite a lot of us, it does happen. Half a million STIs were diagnosed last year too, some of them incurable and life-threatening.

The Best Things in Life Are Trees

David Bond | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

This week is the 40th anniversary of National Tree Week. Coordinated by the Tree Council, it marks the start of the winter tree planting season. There are events all over the country, bringing together community groups, schools, and conservation charities...

Why We Should All Embrace the Fear of Failure

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

It has taken me this year to figure out that stability is what induces fear, not upheaval. Familiarity dulls the senses, unpredictability fires the synapses. Sitting still makes us scared to leap, taking the leap makes us question why we spent all that time sitting still.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark... Data

Nick Patience | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

It's the dawn of the living data and information growth is out of control; companies are ending up with Terabytes or Petabytes of information. Successful organisations run and are dependent on information.

What Can We Gain From Taking Risks?

Leanne Davis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

After a whole load of deaths (though clearly not my own) and other unhappy endings in 2012, I came to realise that I could worry all I like - my anxiety will rarely prevent the bad times but will likely inhibit the good.

To Avoid Stormy Waters for Their Business, CEOs Need to Learn How to Dive into Social Media

Maria Shopova | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Maria Shopova

I recently came across a very interesting report by Deloitte titled "Exploring Strategic Risk" that summarised findings from interviews with 300 execu...

US Surveillance Controversy Underlines Importance of Corporate Foreign Policy

Andrew Hammond | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

For those firms which misstep, fallout can be very damaging, both for the financial bottom-line and reputationally. However, for those which are pro-active and invest in their capability, the prizes -- both in terms of mitigating risk and seizing opportunity -- are potentially ever more significant.

Playing It Safe Is the Biggest Risk of All

Chris Hirst | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Chris Hirst

We need to redefine the very notion of what 'taking a risk' or 'being brave' actually constitutes. Indeed, you can argue that brands need to get things wrong from time to time in order to learn, a hypothesis brilliantly laid out by Tim Harford in his book 'Adapt - why success must begin with failure'.

The Day I Told Amy Winehouse She Was a Risk I Wasn't Willing to Take

Grant Feller | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

I'm reminded of that incident as I sit in my office listening to my daughter playing Amy Winehouse's albums over and over again, and I daren't admit to her that I dismissively chucked Amy's homemade, personally annotated CD in the bin that afternoon because I didn't have the energy or nerve to take a risk.

Grandma - A Danger to Your Child's Health

Frank Furedi | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Furedi

It is official - your grandma is a risk to your child's health. You may regard your grandparents as the perfect solution to your child-care problems. But watch out! Research shows that those indulgent old dears ceaselessly feed your kids with treats and unwittingly turn them into obese children.

Balancing Risk and Innovation: The Challenge for the Finance Professional

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

Companies need to deploy a range of different strategies to help ideas flourish and innovation projects succeed. And the finance function can help create a framework that promotes clarity, transparency and financial discipline across that portfolio.

Youth Leadership and Participation

Simon Blake | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Blake

Across sectors agencies are on a journey; working hard to build a culture of youth participation and leadership in our organisations and in public life. On that journey we have had fun, insight, innovation, trials, tribulations and disagreements, learning copious lessons along the way.

Six Tips for Planning an Extended Adventure Trip

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

Taking off for an extended, leave-it-all-behind, adventure trip is a darn sight more complicated than planning for your annual week-long beach holiday. The world is not set up for people who decide to have no fixed address, no job, and no itinerary.

French Psychiatrists Convicted of Manslaughter Because Her Patient Killed: Is This Fair?

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

I've been reading various blogs surrounding this issue with interest. As far as I understand, the doctor had sectioned this man several times in the past against his will. However on this occasion, he had apparently escaped during a consultation.

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.

Four Phrases You DON'T Want To Hear At The Watercooler

Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

New research has revealed its not just companies' top decision-makers who can present a risk to a firm's reputation - front line staff could ruin your...

Life Philosophy: It's a Question of Risk

Thomas Church | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Of course, in the modern world that we now live in, we don't just have one direction that we head for, we have many: Careers, aspirations and families to name a few. Where I might be more willing to take risks in the former, I'm less willing to take risks in the latter.

The Ultimate Power Walk

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An active lifestyle such as doing housework, brisk walking and gardening helps to reduce the chance of getting breast cancer, new research shows today...

Could Bigger Breasts Increase Your Cancer Risk?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to new research, a genetic link has been made between breast size and breast cancer risks. Medical News Today reports that genetics com...

In a World Where Anything Goes

Pippa Smith | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

Do we really live in a world where anything goes? According to the BBC's Cherry Healey, we do. In a recent programme, 'How to Get a Life' on BBC One, she repeated this statement more than once.