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Risk management links for the month of February 2012

Each month we provide links to the best online articles and conversations about risk management. If you would like to add to this list, just leave a summary and a link in the comments section. Enjoy t

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The many sides of retention

In economics, there is a saying: “If you lined up all the economists end to end, they still couldn't reach a conclusion.” While the field of enterprise risk management (ERM) is not laden with as many philosophically divergent views as economics, those responsible for reducing risk at organizations certainly do not think homogeneously. With that in mind, stay tuned for a series of posts that offer up common scenarios faced by management teams and how to view those issues through the lens of people in different occupations. Through these posts, we hope you will gain a better understanding of the general thought processes and backgrounds that professionals from different walks of life bring to solving the complex problems related to risk mitigation. For the first post in this series, we chose to look at the all too common problem of employees leaving an organization en masse. Let’s consider the hypothetical situation of an advertising firm experiencing employee retention issues due to a series of leadership changes and, consequentially, low morale among those who felt loyalty to the former management regime. In addition, the firm recently decided to cut back its contributions to employee retirement plans because of continuing effects of a down economy on its bottom line. In exit interviews, employees frequently cite both of these events as reasons for leaving. (more…)

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U.S. Infrastructure Bank – A New Deal for Our Millenials?

Bob Wolf discusses the risks to the economy if the U.S. fails to upgrade its infrastructure.

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New York State calls for insurers to evaluate ERM functions

Bob Wolf comments on the New York State Insurance Department's call for insurers to evaluate their ERM functions.

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VA makes improvements in patient safety

A post from Jim Toole that discusses the VA's integrated approach to care delivery.

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