Existing partnerships between mental health professionals and local police forces have reduced emergency hospital admissions by around 80%, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington Director of Services Jeff Stanlick.
While businesses face myriad challenges during this protracted pandemic period, the enterprises that are managing to stay on course, and even thrive, are those that had already established and tested plans, processes and tools across key functions, to better anticipate and mitigate emerging risks. Now is the time to take a closer look at your crisis response plans and learn from these best practices.
Security risks to a business during times of unrest include assets, people and reputation. It is important for businesses to minimize presenting their facilities as a soft target for opportunistic criminal activity. Having a proactive plan in place to deter criminal activity will aid in protecting employees and assets.
Risk management firm Crisis24, a GardaWorld company, released its annual Global Forecast report and Risk Maps that provide expert insight and analysis of various threats for 2021 for businesses and organizations seeking to protect their people and operations, no matter their location or circumstances.
Compliance regulators don’t take days off – not even in a pandemic. Faced with steep penalties for non-compliance and potential reputational damage, organizations are being forced to rethink their compliance strategies to account for new and emerging risks. For digital businesses today, the best place to start is by assessing how systems should be good enough, understand how data integrity is currently being managed, identifying any compliance hazards or gaps, and considering how automation can help address them.
Close to 40% of business are preparing for a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, a new survey by the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) has found. The survey also found that 37% of businesses were working on a revised business continuity plans, while a further 28% have already done so.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO)'s recent report on the COVID-19 pandemic response and past work on other disasters has identified potential challenges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) faces in responding to the pandemic and any future nationally significant biological incidents.