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25 days left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015

Feb 26, 2015 07:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight With only 25 days left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index 2015 it is our pleasure to introduce Sustainable Throwback Thursday! Every Thursday until the 23rd of March we will publish a blog post analyzing interesting facts from the previous four indexes. Will this year’s index be similar to last year’s? Find out on the 23rd!

​Failing your compliance audits and don't know why?

Feb 24, 2015 14:53 GMT The Business Continuity Institute In business, a dress rehearsal is the equivalent of a full disaster recovery exercise for a compliance audit. And just as actors don’t have scripts during a dress rehearsal, people should not need to refer to that 500-page binder called your business continuity plan during this exercise. In this exercise, everything had better go according to plan.

One month left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015

Feb 23, 2015 17:26 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight With only one month left until our award ceremony and the release of Sustainable Brand Index 2015 it is high time to start the countdown. Every Monday until the 23rd of mars a new trend from Sustainable Brand Index 2015 will be released. Today we release the first trend: Sustainability is now more present in the consumer’s discussions than ever before.

​Do you have a disaster recovery solution that’s 80% successful? How to improve your odds

Feb 23, 2015 14:33 GMT The Business Continuity Institute The success rates of IT recovery following a disaster are not where they should be. For 96% of us, we have to face the truth that we stand a 1 in 5 chance that when we really need our disaster recovery solution to work, it won’t. The good news is that there’s a simple solution to this big problem, yet so few of us are doing it properly.

Managing Your Job Search Frustrations - what to expect and how we try to manage your expectations

Feb 20, 2015 14:00 GMT Finegreen Associates Our first blog post is contributed from our Specialist Lead Estates Consultant Gareth Longley. With several years expertise recruiting for senior healthcare professionals and managing a number of specialist LinkedIn groups, Gareth talks about how senior executive candidates can manage their expectations when applying for roles.

Business Continuity - It’s just like changing a wheel

Feb 19, 2015 12:50 GMT The Business Continuity Institute I have helped countless organisations with their metaphorical flat tyres over the years and what I have found is that planning ahead, practicing a response to common problems and having experts to call for assistance in a crisis situation invariably gets you to your destination far quicker!

UPDATE: France - Motor Contribution to be Abolished from 1st Jan 2016

Feb 18, 2015 21:46 GMT Impendulo Limited Contrary to their initial proposal the French Authorities have now confirmed that the 15% Motor Contribution will be abolished as of the 1st January 2016, rather than the initially published date of 1st January 2015.

A challenging exercise in crisis

Feb 18, 2015 12:03 GMT The Business Continuity Institute ​Everybody knows the age-old saying “practice makes perfect”. The idea being that you can become progressively better at something the more times you do it. This certainly is the case with Business Continuity. If we anticipate an issue or problem before it occurs and we practice how to fix it in advance of it happening then we can reduce the overall impact.

Brands in Sustainable Brand Index 2015 released today

Feb 18, 2015 07:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight ​Today the brands that will be part of Sustainable Brand Index2015 are released. The index this year will be bigger than ever before, including over 700 brands in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

​If you have not tested your Disaster Recovery Plan, you are not ready to manage through a disaster

Feb 13, 2015 10:00 GMT The Business Continuity Institute Many organizations have built elaborate, technical, and process-centric plans to help them mitigate risk and manage through a crisis. Often there are hundreds or thousands of hours invested in these plans. But if the plan has never been tested, or if key individuals aren’t familiar with the details, there is a strong likelihood that the plan won’t work the way it was intended.