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"Kill the messenger" - how companies respond to whistleblowers and anonymous tips

A commentary by WB Risk Prevention Systems. Dealing with people when confronted with massive wrongdoings in a private or business environment is always associated with emotions. The first, spontaneous reaction to (anonymous) whistleblower information is often repression, disappointment or shock. Extreme examples at the private level are information from third parties about the infidelity of [...]

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From one crisis to the next? Risk prevention as an entrepreneurial opportunity!

The global, ever-changing world has increased vulnerability to risk. Cyberattacks on medium-sized companies, terrorist attacks on previously unthought-of targets, and even consequences of climate change show how vulnerable we have become - as individuals, companies, authorities, organizations, and institutions. The likelihood of risks with massive impacts occurring has increased significantly. Global trends are creating a need [...]

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Sexual harassment - misconduct workforce as a result of the pandemic

Misconduct within the workforce as a social consequence of the pandemic? 

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace The spring and summer of 2022 has brought many of us the opportunity to physically spend more time at our companies again. Even if only in part, because time and work models have changed permanently and home office options continue to be maintained. But at least team meetings, employee events, training sessions, meetings with colleagues, etc., can once again be held in [...]

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Event Series Russia: Impact Global

The balance of the world has been shaken: The intricate web of economic, political, cultural, scientific and social ties with Russia has been torn asunder. Communication channels that have been tried and tested for decades have been interrupted, financial transactions disrupted, global supply chains jeopardized, and energy and raw material prices rising unchecked. Neither Western states nor their institutions or companies can escape the far-reaching consequences. The economy will [...]

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Press release: Foundation of WB Risk Prevention Systems GmbH

Strategic consulting boutique with focus on risk prevention and crisis management founded Bochum, July 25, 2022 The foundation stone for WB Risk Prevention Systems GmbH was laid in Düsseldorf on July 25, 2022. With the foundation of a separate company the partners Marcel Hagens, Jan H Heinen, Volker Klosowski and Dr. Wamser + Bartra Holding GmbH, represented [...]

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Energy supply: Which risks can be taken into account 

A look beyond the core question of energy supply availabilities and rising costs. It is impossible to imagine the headlines without energy supply at the moment. Rising costs and the threat of supply difficulties are topics that are present in the media every day and affect all people and companies. Energy suppliers and network operators have a lot on their plate at the moment and are particularly [...]

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Whistleblower system Opportunity and risk for companies

Whistleblower system: opportunity and risk for companies

Once again, there is a new EU directive that is to be implemented by the German government. The draft bill for the so-called Whistleblower Protection Act, which was actually supposed to be implemented by December 17, 2021, has now been presented by the Federal Ministry of Justice. In line with the published draft law, more and more providers are appearing who present ready-made solutions for whistleblower systems. With the establishment of such [...]

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The "short fuse" as a safety risk for future events

How possible societal late effects of the Corona pandemic should be considered when planning future events. A commentary by Dr. Johannes Wamser & Marcel Hagens. Even though Sars-Cov-2 is still a serious pathogen that will remain with us in the long term, piece by piece more normality is returning to our everyday lives. The mask obligation is lifted in many places as well as [...].

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Digital school in crisis Ukraine war

Digital school in times of crisis - Ukraine shows how it works

Above all, crisis prevention also means learning from situations that have already been experienced, optimizing processes and preparing for similar developments in the future. This applies not only to companies, but to society as a whole. Everyone must take responsibility. For themselves and for those who cannot do so themselves - this includes above all children. The war in [...]

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Russia & Ukraine - What is still to come for German companies? A recommendation from WB Risk Prevention Systems.

(c) 30.03.2022 by Johannes Wamser The fact that there is a war of aggression on our own doorstep with the Russian invasion of Ukraine poses new challenges for the whole of Europe. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke of a "turning point in time", political commentators and authors speak of a new era of "world disorder". Military escalations, nuclear threats, potential use of chemical weapons, hybrid attacks, and [...]

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Escalation in Eastern Europe: Immediate action as business in Ukraine and neighboring countries

An extreme scenario has occurred that many thought unthinkable: The escalation in Eastern Europe. Just a few days ago, some companies and even experienced managers who have been responsible for German subsidiaries in Russia for decades shared the assessment and confirmed to us that they had been surprised by the attack. Even if we ourselves personally did not [...]

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Immunization Task Force City of Bochum

Covid-19 Awareness campaign of the city of Bochum "Wattenscheid against Corona".

WB Risk Prevention Systems supported task force of the city of Bochum to strengthen vaccination rates and preventive health care. In the discussion about vaccination rates and obligations, municipalities and health departments in particular are wondering how best to protect the population from infections and motivate them to vaccinate. However, before this question can even be answered, it is necessary [...]

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Exchange of experience RPS Talk round Webinar

WB Risk Prevention Systems TALKROUND

Whether in person or virtually - our first talk round on 15 November 2021 showed how important and valuable the personal exchange of experiences is. In a small, confidential group, we talked about already known risks and (possible) measures for risk prevention. Topics such as the supply chain or supply chain due diligence law, employee and cyber security, personal risks and [...]

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Taliban take over determines the choice of your next car?

The Taliban's conquest of Afghanistan has had dramatic and severe consequences for the local population. But it will also potentially affect your next phone, laptop or even car. A post by Marcel Hagens Although 70 % of the country remains untapped, Afghanistan is believed to have vast amounts of natural resources. Among them, one of the [...]

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The lone action of an activist or a hidden danger?

The risk analysis of events has not only existed since the pandemic, even if this has particularly brought the medical factor to the fore. Any type of event, whether a small summer party or large-scale events such as a concert, carries risks and can turn into an unforeseen disaster. A contribution by Marcel Hagens The number of visitors [...]

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