Whistleblower Whistleblower Company

"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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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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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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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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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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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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India Crisis Management Training Camp

India is the perfect training camp for crisis management

Mike D. Batra grew up in New Delhi, among other places, and founded a consulting firm in India's capital in 2004, one of the two origins for today's Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH. Emergency management and risk prevention are also among their services for German and European clients on site. India is one of the countries most [...]

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Corruption company Paul Labic

Obligation to produce results and anticipation of corruption

How do you thrive in a corrupt environment? Paul Labic is a specialist in corruption and the protection of companies and their teams. As a consultant and academic, the French native approaches risks from two sides. You have spent more than 20 years in the international automotive industry in various management positions. How did you come to specialize in fighting [...]

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Lead time terrorist attack aviation

A terrorist attack has no lead time

Three continents, four countries and many crises: For more than 40 years, Werner Heesen worked in the aviation industry and experienced several emergency situations - including a terrorist attack. In the WB Risk Prevention Systems Team, his focus is on organizing logistics and security concepts for company employees. For 15 months, Germany has been struggling with the worst crisis [...]

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Risks company Marcel Hagens

Many risks are not even recognized by companies

War, terrorism, kidnapping: For more than 25 years, Marcel Hagens has been dealing with risks, crisis management and customized insurance solutions. The native Dutchman also benefits from his experience as a former professional volleyball player and trained insurance broker. At the beginning of your career, you worked as a consultant for a consulting firm specializing in insurance for soldiers. In 2009, you took the step to become self-employed. What did [...]

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Check Company Jan-Hendrik Heinen

Holistic check for companies

In the military, at start-ups, medium-sized companies and listed corporations, Jan H. Heinen has become acquainted with a wide variety of organizations and structures. In the WB Risk Prevention Systems Team, he contributes years of operational experience in crisis management. Since the beginning of 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has kept the world on tenterhooks. As an experienced crisis manager, what lessons do you draw from this catastrophe, from personal, but also [...]

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Risk Company Risk Prevention Dr. Johannes Wamser

Companies are becoming more risk-averse

With Risk Prevention Systems, Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH supports its customers in managing crises and emergency situations, in addition to pandemics, such as corruption, mass strikes, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, kidnapping, war. Managing Director Dr. Johannes Wamser on risks in everyday business, thinking outside the box and a crisis-tested team. To what extent has the pandemic heightened companies' awareness of risks [...].

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UEFA EURO Football Crisis Management

UEFA EURO 2020: Insights for crisis management?

UEFA's European Championship is still in full swing and yet, as the group stage draws to a close, it is already apparent that crisis management offers some grounds for discussion. A contribution from Marcel Hagens When, on the opening day of UEFA EURO 2020, Denmark international Christian Eriksen collapsed in mid-match with a cardiac arrest and was still on the scene - God [...]

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