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Communication in the Digital Post-Truth Era

April 5, 2017 - The Oxford Dictionaries recently named "post-truth" as their international word of the year. What does this mean for communication, crisis communication and reputation in this post-truth era? How has crisis communication changed and, interestingly, how has it not? While there are challenges, most experts agree that the basic principles of communicating in a crisis are still important. Read on and see what you think... have you changed the way you're handling crisis communication today? 

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Workplace Violence

March 29, 2017 - April is Workplace Violence Month, a good time to think about our own violence risks. Workplace violence is often in the news, usually in the form of shootings, but workplace violence runs the gamut from bullying to physical violence of all types. It usually underreported for one reason or another. It can be caused by almost anything... an argument at home, a reprimand from a boss, a restraining order, etc. Awareness and alertness on the part of management are two ways to spot potential violence, but employee training can also help identify the risk. This week’s articles look at various strategies to identify and deal with this ever-escalating problem.  

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Meeting and Event Planning

March 22, 2017 - Wherever groups of people gather, there exists the potential for disaster or disruption. There are plenty of examples in the news every day to underscore this truth. So, when you have a large important meeting coming up, are you doing everything you can to help prevent something from mucking it up? This issue looks at everything from helping attendees stay healthy and attentive to how deep to delve into venue security. We hope they will encourage you to take a fresh look at your meeting plans. 

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Shelter-in-Place

March 15, 2017 - There are many reasons that your business might be required to shelter-in-place, including chemical spills, terrorist attacks, flooding, tornados, biological contamination, etc. Do you have a plan for sheltering in place? Supplies and equipment to keep people safe and comfortable for several hours or a day?  

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Reputation Management

March 8, 2017 - It would be most unusual if no one has yet posted anything bad about your company or organization online. In today's social media climate, everybody has the ability and the platform to tell the world what they don't like about you. And make no mistake... they will do so. Your reputation is at stake and you need to be prepared to deal with the negative that's bound to show its ugly head sooner or later. These articles shed some light on how to develop and carry out a reputation management strategy. 

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Insider Threats to Business Continuity

March 1, 2017 - Most organizations today have programs in place to guard against external threats. But insider threats, whether malicious or unintentional, are not always easy to identify and may be more difficult to protect against. Large and small companies are at risk, and there are things both can do to help prevent security breaches by insiders. This week's articles can help.  

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Facility Management and Business Continuity

February 22, 2017 - As a facility manager, you have a lot on your plate every day. You have to be a combination juggler, enforcer, and clairvoyant among other things. When it comes to business continuity, your list of roles increases yet again. Facility management and business continuity have a lot of synergy, and you have a part in both. We hope this week's articles can help make your job(s) a bit easier and provide some ideas on how you can work to improve the business continuity of your organization.

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Records Retention

February 15, 2017 - When's the last time you reviewed your records retention policy (if you have one)? You should have a policy/process for records retention and should review it at least annually. This issue discusses why records retention is critical and can help you determine which records to keep and for how long, how to handle a retention schedule, and other issues of interest. 

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Cyber Security

February 8, 2017 - We hope there isn't anyone walking around thinking they are immune to cyber attacks, because it just isn't so. As we've said before, it's not if, it's when. But how do you protect your organization? This week's articles offer information and some suggestions on how to improve your cyber security... and recognize that insiders can cause more vulnerability than outsiders.

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Data Privacy

February 1, 2017 - We hope there isn't anyone walking around thinking they are immune to cyber attacks, because it just isn't so. As we've said before, it's not if, it's when. But how do you protect your organization? This week's articles offer information and some suggestions on how to improve your cyber security... and recognize that insiders can cause more vulnerability than outsiders.

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Risk and Business Continuity

January 25, 2017 - Risk assessment and management are critical to the creation and success of business continuity plans. Through the years, there has been a lot of discussion about which should come first, which is more critical, whether they are integrated, etc. This week's articles focus on risk and its role in the entire business continuity process.

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