Trust Vs Technology: The Rise Of Wearable Tech In The Workplace

Tom McQueen | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Tech
Tom McQueen

In more general work situations, the question of requiring employees to wear devices to monitor their health and wellness or as a form of surveillance raises more difficult ethical issues. Working at a consultancy with a culture built on trust, I believe the future of work requires employers to give more trust to employees, not less.

Shortcomings in UK Government Review of Flooding

Bob Ward | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

One of the most important decisions facing the new UK Government is how to implement the recommendations of the National Flood Resilience Review, which was scheduled to be published this week.

Risking Lives and Preventing Death: The Tragedy of Ayeesha Smith

Karen Woodall | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Karen Woodall

The news this week that another toddler has been murdered by her mother brings yet another reminder that when it comes to child protection in the UK, ...

Changing Tables at Casino Royale...

Declan Curran | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Declan Curran

For now though, if you're into buying, renovating, developing or even just daydreaming about property, a handy lesson is this: don't be afraid to take some risks. Sometimes it's worth the gamble.

Tackling A Four Letter Word

Mags Deakin | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents
Mags Deakin

Being risk averse does not mean the primary focus is on the baby, there are many variables involved in a good outcome. A healthy baby does not mean that the mothers wishes have been ignored, to suggest that the two are mutually exclusive is irresponsible and does nothing to promote trust and respect between families and professionals.

Why Risk is Good and Why Children Should Tackle in Rugby

Adam Staten | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Sport
Adam Staten

This open letter makes a valid point but those who have written it have focused only on the risk of injury in rugby and ignored all the positive benefits that rugby provides such as physical fitness, team work, resilience and risk tolerance. I agree that children and parents need to be aware of the risks of contact sports but, just because something is risky, doesn't mean it should be banned.

Brexit Risk Sparks UK Gold Rush

Adrian Ash | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

The Brexit debate has sparked a surge in the number of UK investors choosing to buy gold or defence. Whatever you think of staying or leaving, that looks a smart move as the uncertainty rises.

Trident Needs a Risk Assessment

Paul Ingram | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Trident News Rumours are swirling around Britain's Trident renewal project as Parliament prepares for key announcements and a possible vote on the iss...

Are We Ready to Let the Wild Back In?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Chantal Lyons

There's no simple answer to the philosophical and perhaps even moral question of whether in removing risk we also remove meaning from our brief, potential-filled time on this planet. I don't share my habitat with crocodiles or elephants or tigers, or even boar. But I do know that the eye of that reef shark will be etched forever in my mind, and that I can't bear the thought of a world where no creature could ever make me afraid.

UK Nuclear Policy Now: Questions Remain

Paul Ingram | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

National security is deeply linked to the trajectories of nuclear proliferation, arms races and the success of diplomatic efforts to stem the tide. Future British governments would do well to maximise their efforts to develop a globally cooperative approach that undercuts the drivers of proliferation and reduces the salience nuclear weapons have to all states, and maximises the tendency in them all to act in a social responsible manner, with or without nuclear weapons. How they can do this effectively in the coming years must be at the top of their foreign policy agenda.

Twitter: A Platform From Which ISIS Shouts

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

Extremist use of Twitter represents an entirely new era for the Internet. They are the first group to step out onto social media and effectively play on the front foot. Undoubtedly, this has been a propaganda success for them.

Is Playing It Safe Worse Than Risking It All?

Emily Maguire | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Maguire

What could have been of your life if you held your breath and jumped in with both feet into the unknown of your dream? A huge risk yes but isn't that better than just living in a world of comfortable?

Cybersecurity: 'Be Paranoid - It helps'

Caroline Hyde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

Well, in the news they seem to be....and doesn't Sony know it. It is the latest big company to be thrown into the media spotlight as a result of highly embarrassing data breaches, reported to have occurred in both its Pictures and PlayStation units.

Staying Safe on Cyber Monday

David Emm | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Cyber Monday, which this year falls on 1 December, is one of the busiest online shopping days of the year - for consumers and fraudsters alike. With more and more of us living connected lives, less people are shopping on the high street.

Why Collaboration Is Key to Tackling the World's Grand Challenges

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Globalisation has rendered us increasingly inter-dependent with massive opportunities and also risks/challenges as a result. Driven by technological advances from transport, to communications, and electronic networks, globalisation has delivered important advancements in terms of movement and exchange of people, ideas, values, resources, commodities and finance.

Your Integrity Blindspot - 5 Ways to Give Misconduct No Place to Hide

Ian Beale | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

Misconduct continues to plague organisations around the globe in both the private and public sectors. We all read about incidents in the news where mi...

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Especially If You're The Taliban

Piers Secunda | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Piers Secunda

In the early summer of 2010 I sent an email to the owner of an Afghan press agency called "Kabul Pressistan" expecting no response. The email was the ...

What Risk Leaders Do Differently

Ian Beale | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

The four capabilities shaping the agenda for assurance functions in 2014 In today's ever-changing business environment, we don't have to look any fu...

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

Ian Beale | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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...