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Risk Management

Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organisation's capital and earnings. These threats, or risks, could stem from a wide variety of sources, including financial uncertainty, legal liabilities, strategic management errors, accidents and natural disasters.

What are the benchmarks of best practice Risk Management?

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have compliant and comprehensive Employment Contracts and HR policies in place that meet legislative requirements and promote best practice HR. Our team are educated regularly on these policies and have a strong understanding of their application. #HR #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We understand the need for an effective performance management process and all Managers are competent in this area. Our termination processes meet legislative requirements. #HR #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have a comprehensive IT security program in place including a backup system that is tested weekly and a multipronged best practice CyberProtection strategy that protects us from current and emerging Cyberthreats.  #Technology #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have strong debtor management processes which ensure that Debtors either pay on time, or are quickly flagged for collection actions to ensure payment.  #Financial-Management #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: Our financial management processes ensure that we always have sufficient funds available to comfortably manage day to day operations, deal with unforeseen emergencies and budget for future developments.  #Financial-Management #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have effective contracts and maintain strong relationships with our suppliers and contractors to minimise risk to our operational efficiency.  #Operations #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have a clearly documented risk management and disaster recovery plan in place which is reviewed on an annual basis as part of our business planning process #risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have an appropriate insurance program in place which is reviewed annually and which we have complete confidence addresses the risks faced by our business not only today, but also with the future in mind.  #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We have the right business, legal and financial structures in place to ensure that my business and family are protected and to achieve my business and personal goals.  #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: We are confident that the intellectual property in our business is adequately protected, particularly in relation to our brand and products. #Risk

BEST PRACTICE BENCHMARK: Our Customer Relationship system includes a clearly defined reputation management process which ensures that our brand profile and reputation are fully protected. #Customer-relationships  #Risk

Best Practice Risk Management Resource Library

Each item in the best practice Risk Management library has been included to help you achieve best practice in one or more of the benchmarks of best practice Risk Management.

How To Protect Your Business from CyberCrime

Be very careful when opening up emails, as many cyber attacks come in via cleverly disguised emails. SMART-Connect Business Advisor Damien Battersby from Proactive IT Solutions explains: Why you need to be prepared for the new Notifiable Data Breach scheme...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Debtor Management

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why is it important to ensure that you...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Intellectual Property

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why is it important to ensure that the...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Business Structures

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why is it important to ensure you have...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Suppliers

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why is it important to maintain strong...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Insurance

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why is it important to spend time...

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Benchmarking Best Practice IT Security

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why do businesses need to care about...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Reputation Management

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   In this day and age, working hard and...

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Benchmarking Best Practice Performance Management

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   Why is it important to have best...

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Benchmarking Best Practice: Disaster Recovery Plan

This post is one in a series designed to help SME businesses benchmark their business and create a best practice business improvement plan across all of their business processes.  You can find the links to the full series here.   A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a...

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