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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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 Eastern Europe Kiev Ukraine

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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Risk prevention for SMEs Challenge

Risk prevention as a challenge for SMEs

We as private individuals, but also we companies, we authorities, we institutions, etc. have become more vulnerable across the board. The probability of risks with massive effects occurring has increased significantly. At the same time, risk prevention is becoming increasingly important. Corona, cyberattacks, terrorist attacks & climate change The last few years have seen an increase in risks due to the increased occurrence of e.g. cyberattacks on "normal" companies or terrorist attacks [...]

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Employee Benefit Employee Retention

Employee retention as crisis prevention

As entrepreneurs, you've all interviewed potential candidates yourself, and you've almost certainly asked them about their strengths. Strengths that make the applicant stand out from the crowd. More and more often, however, the question is mirrored and asked of the company. What added value does the job bring to the applicant compared to other employers? Especially in the [...]

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Employees abroad coverage

Protection of employees in high-risk countries

At the end of August this year, the world witnessed how chaotic conditions can be during the evacuation of foreign nationals and domestic employees. As an observer, one feels helpless in such moments - as a responsible person, one must be able to react. But the situation in Afghanistan has shown above all that public structures and political decision-makers are unable to deal with emergency situations [...]

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Subsidiary Interests Risk India

Subsidiary pursues own interests

The European parent company of an international company in the machinery and vehicle manufacturing industry notices by chance that the management of the Indian subsidiary is not acting in accordance with the interests of the parent company. With regard to tax laws, non-compliant behavior is identified. Based on these findings, a study is commissioned that identifies massive compliance violations, corruption, misuse of company property by management, nepotism and theft [...].

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State Act Federal Armed Forces Event

The Bundeswehr invites you - A major civil-military event

An annual Bundeswehr event is held in a city park in the capital of Lower Saxony. With around 6,000 invited guests - including many guests of honor from business and politics - the major event regularly becomes a target for opponents of the Bundeswehr. This time, too, there is criticism from pacifist and left-wing circles. In addition to legal demonstrations, opponents of the event also resort to more drastic means to express their displeasure. For example, there are paint bag attacks on people and facilities and even a [...]

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New Terrain China Subsidiary Startup

Gaining a foothold in unfamiliar territory

New territory - A German company with a history of more than 150 years in the machine tool industry and with already several factories in four countries decides in 2013 to set up production, sales offices, purchasing and a design office in China. This decision had become necessary in order to be attractive to its own customers, who have also expanded in China [...]

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