After the challenges of 2020 and the continuing impact of the global pandemic, risk awareness and prevention has taken on a whole new level of significance for businesses everywhere.
While the world has gone virtually...virtual, there is no shortage of events for those in the risk profession. Even if you might prefer attending these occasions in person, with advanced video conferencing technology, they are still a wonderful opportunity to hear from world renowned thought leaders, stay on top of the latest trends, learn new approaches and connect with like-minded professionals. Take a look at our list of events you might not want to miss for the rest of the year!
We are facing lots of uncertainty at the moment. We don't know when there's going to be a vaccine for COVID-19, we don't know when we'll be able to travel freely or what 'normal' will look like after the dust settles. Dealing with this uncertainty is challenging, which is why it's important to focus on what we can control and tools that can help. Taking care of your staff who are at risk of experiencing adverse effects from their work, known as health surveillance, is one such practice.
The Governance Institute of Australia recently released its Risk Management Survey Report 2020, which collected responses from nearly 400 governance and risk professionals and senior executives across Australia, and identified top pressure points now and in the future. In an unprecedented year with the bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, the report found that, understandably, more attention is being placed on risk. This has inevitably led, however, to the uncovering of gaps and issues in how organisations are managing said risks that need to be improved on moving forward.
Reporting should be incidental to any risk management process. As the last several months have been quite the rollercoaster ride, it’s time to review your risk reports to ensure that your Board is seeing its latest state of risk, including ‘emerging risks’ and gaps in control measures, in order to be more effective in the upcoming year.