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How to Choose the Right Risk Management System

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Organizations use risk management systems to track claims and risk information, analyze and report on data, and monitor and control the overall cost of risk management. You’ve recognized the need for a risk management system in your organization. Great! But how do you ensure that you choose the right system? There are several vendors to choose from, each slightly different. You also need to choose a system that’s right for your organization: it should be a tool to help you manage risk. It must streamline your process, not add another task.

There are three steps that will allow you to feel confident in the risk management system you choose for your organization. First, consider your internal environment. Then, use this to identify your primary and secondary system criteria. Finally, use this knowledge to research and select the vendor that is best suited to your organization.

Topics: risk management information system risk management system choosing a risk management system risk management vendor

Reduce Incidents Now by Creating a Safety Culture

Culture, in general, is “the attitudes and behaviour characteristic of a particular social group”. In an organization, it is comprised of employees’ beliefs, values, and mindsets and how these influence their behaviour. It is how they choose to go about their jobs on a daily basis and why they act in this way.

One of the most crucial aspects of an organization is its safety culture. This is particularly true in manual work environments where incidents and injuries can be common. Safety culture involves the general mindset of employees about risks and how to prevent them through reporting unsafe actions, taking proper precautions, and so on.

Topics: occupational health and safety safety culture safety in the workplace safety culture in organizations

6 Reasons All Organizations Should Embrace the Cloud

Moving data into the cloud is an intimidating step for most organizations. IT teams must worry about security and privacy issues, while employees are concerned about the implementation of such a substantial change.

However, in today’s increasingly automated environment, cloud computing is the best way to manage data and effectively compete in the marketplace: in 2017, 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers said that cloud computing had the most measurable impact on their organization. The cloud lowers workload and cost, enables flexibility and collaboration, and actually increases security. Here are six reasons all organizations should embrace the cloud:

Topics: cloud computing benefits of cloud computing cloud data storage

25 Quick Tips to Improve Your Insurance Program

If you've never formally managed risk before, starting can be a daunting process. However, it's likely that you're already using strategies throughout the business. These 25 tips are simple to implement in your insurance process and will help you lower costs and better manage risk. 

Topics: risk management planning insurance budgeting 25 risk management tips operational risk insurance broker insurance purchasing effective risk management

8 Ways to Identify Risks in Your Organization

Even if you don’t realize it, you’re probably employing some kind of risk management in your organization. Over time, you develop procedures to make sure things don’t go wrong and put plans in place to reduce organizational impact if they do.

Creating a risk management plan is simply about formalizing that process and being able to devote your resources more effectively. The first step in this process, and one of the most important, is identifying your risks.

You will need to make a list of all the specific risks that could impact your organization. This can be a daunting task, especially for new businesses that don’t have years of experience and history to rely on. Fortunately, there are some strategies you can turn to for help:

Topics: Risk Management Process identifying risk identifying risks that threaten a company how to identify risk business risk management what are my risks

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