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24 Mar 2020, 12:30
The sudden imposition of homeworking as a result of the Coronavirus without preparation is providing a number challenges to managers who have no previous experience of managing staff remotely. There is also the challenge of learning how to use communications and collaborative technologies to manage staff remotely.
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24 Mar 2020, 12:30
It is important to understand and assess the Business Continuity Plans of your suppliers and service providers. Developing this understanding of your reliance on suppliers and service providers requires a Business Impact Analysis with risk assessments to be undertaken.
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31 Dec 2019, 10:16
Although Business Continuity has been with us, many people still find the concept difficult to understand. And then there is a range of related terms, Business Impact Analysis, Organisational Resilience, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management Plans etc. that add to the confusion, time to provide some clarity.
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22 Jul 2018, 15:47
This blog reports reports the results of a recent survey we conducted to find out how often organisations test their Business Continuity Plans with a Business Continuity exercise. It also contains a checklist for running Business Continuity exercises effectively.
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31 Jul 2017, 15:47
Although Business Continuity has been with us, many people still find the concept difficult to understand. And then there is a range of related terms, Business Impact Analysis, Organisational Resilience, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management Plans etc. that add to the confusion, time to provide some clarity.
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24 Apr 2017, 15:47
We have reviewed a number of Business Continuity Plans recently that have fallen at the first hurdle because they are based on imagined scenarios and lack the rigour of a systematic Business Impact Analysis. Developing scenarios for Business Continuity Plans is time consuming and can be a distraction the real purpose of the plan. There are no shortcuts to developing effective Business Continuity Plans. So what is the right approach?
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21 Oct 2014, 15:47
Taking an agile working approach to business continuity enables organisations to reduce costs and improve resilience. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) conducted a survey of more than 1,000 employers and 2,000 employees on flexible working provision and its uptake. Just over half (52%) reported there is a positive impact flexible working on business continuity.