From the monthly archives:

September 2012

It’s barely a month into the new college and professional football seasons and employers are already concerned about the possibility of lost productivity. While some organizations consider football-related activities and conversations at work detrimental to productivity, others view football season as an opportunity to build a more personal, engaging workplace. Managing fantasy teams and discussing [...]

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Thanks in part to  a drastic increase in prescription narcotic abuse among the public, drug use on the job has also increased — and with alarming effects for employers. The following infographic, courtesy of Compliance and Safety, illustrates the magnitude of the problem. The infographic goes even further by breaking down drug use by industry [...]

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As Climate Week NYC 2012 kicks off today, Swiss Re offers this video, which features experts discussing the severity of climate change and how society can better adapt to how it will transform our future. The insurance industry, Swiss Re says, can play a pivotal role in aiding this transition.

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In the March issue of Risk Management, I wrote an article that discussed, among other things, how brick-and-mortar retailers were struggling with the phenomenon of “showrooming,” where shoppers browse store shelves to examine items that they ultimately buy online from competitors like Amazon for a lower price. One strategy that Target was using to keep [...]

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