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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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