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Do design professionals have a fiduciary relationship with their clients?
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:20:29 +0000
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The question of whether a design professional is a fiduciary to their clients has been tested over the years. A recent movement has raised this question again that, if successful, would have broad legal implications for licensed design professionals. It’s …

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Are employees really ready for a consumer grade HR experience?
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:38:45 +0000
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Amazon has redefined consumer shopping for many us. Its influence is everywhere, including Human Resources, where many organizations want to deliver a “consumer-grade,” personalized experience that’s intuitive, predictive, mobile, and easy to use. That makes sense, right? Employees should receive …

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4 critical steps HR leaders should consider before embarking on a successful integration
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:09:36 +0000
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So, the boss just told you that your company has entered into an agreement to buy another company. The transaction is expected to close in 60 days, and you need to prepare to bring all the people onto your systems …

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How the construction industry is increasing inclusion and diversity: 3 key steps
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:49:51 +0000
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When considering inclusion and diversity on an industry level, some lessons can be gleaned from the construction sector. We’re seeing a number of workforce challenges being addressed through inclusion and diversity — from the industry’s talent shortage due to an aging …

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Two key steps to help your organization mitigate the impact of a chemical attack
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 17:48:13 +0000
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We’re living in an era of unprecedented terrorist plots and attacks, where hazardous materials, including chemical agents, are now being used outside of warzones to harm civilians. The recent attacks in Dourma, Syria, and in Salisbury, U.K., serve as a …

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What could the Prudential Regulation Authority’s proposal on managing climate change risk mean for insurers?
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:05:48 +0000
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The launch of a consultation paper on the approaches to managing financial risks arising from climate change will transform the way that organizations do business. But how should insurers react – and what are the risks? The Prudential Regulation Authority …

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Beware of the relentless spread of personal accountability across borders
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 17:18:58 +0000
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The acronym FSB probably conjures up for you the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, but it also stands for the less well known Financial Stability Board. This is a body established to coordinate at an international level, the …

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Overhauling rewards programs to attract the best digital talent
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:55:36 +0000
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Like many business sectors in today’s tech-driven world, financial services is experiencing an acceleration in the rate of digitalization. For banks and other financial institutions, adapting is essential for competitive survival. They grapple with emerging technologies such as blockchain, big …

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Doors-off helicopter tours: Four things every operator should think about
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:33:08 +0000
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Do it for the ‘gram. That’s the world’s mantra these days: living for the Instagram photo instead of the experience itself. But now that pictures are seemingly worth a thousand likes, how far will people go to capture that double-tap-worthy …

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GDPR requirements for breach notification: Are you prepared?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:55:05 +0000
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Just how are companies responding to Article 33 of the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), requiring 72-hour notice of a data breach to EU supervisory authorities? And how are the EU data protection authorities viewing compliance? “The loss of personal …

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