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Rebecca Webb

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4 Reasons Why Every Business Should Draft Incident Reports

When something goes wrong in your organization, do you have a method to keep track of it? Will all the relevant details be recorded, ensuring that you are protected from legal liability?

Whether reporting an employee or customer injury, a defective product, property damage, or any other type of incident, it is extremely important for a business to be able to easily and efficiently create incident reports. For best results, draft a template and use it consistently so that all incidents will have the same level of data and detail.

Topics: risk management plan risk tools incident report example incident reports incident reporting risk analysis liability risk

10 Reasons Risk Management Matters for All Employees

Risk managers know the purpose of their role and the value they bring to any organization. However, other employees may not understand what the risk department does or the widespread benefits of their strategy and actions. In many cases, they might be unable to accurately define risk management! This creates a problem. It’s harder for risk managers to get the buy-in to implement mitigation procedures when risk management isn’t common knowledge. To illustrate the importance of risk, here are 10 reasons all employees should care about risk management. We encourage you to share this with your team!

Topics: risk management impact on success importance of risk management why is risk management important

Top 8 Risk Management Blogs to Follow

At ClearRisk, we're proud to publish new and valuable content to our risk management community weekly. This week, we thought we'd take the opportunity to recognize some other blogs that are doing a fantastic job of sharing risk information. Here are the top eight risk management blogs to follow, whether you've been in the industry for years or are just starting out. 

Topics: top risk management blogs risk management blog best risk management blog

Skills of a Successful Risk Professional

The risk industry and the professionals within it have changed drastically over the last few decades.

Once, risk professionals simply purchased insurance to transfer losses onto another company. Now, they are expected to monitor the risk environment, identify and predict risks, and implement proactive strategies to prevent issues from occurring or minimize their impact when they do. Top-leadership positions based on risk management, such as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), are becoming increasingly common.

With this in mind, what skills and competencies are now necessary for a risk professional to be successful? Certainly a general knowledge of the insurance industry and financial risk will no longer suffice. In addition to an understanding of many topics and environmental factors, there are necessary personality traits, such as influential, flexible, and collaborative.

Topics: effective risk management risk professional risk professional skills

How to Choose the Right Risk Management System

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

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