Archive | September 2014

Board-Level People Risk – the HBOS Rights Issue

The 2008 HBOS Rights Issue
In April 2008, HBOS was on life support when, in a last throw of the dice, the Board decided to launch a rights issue to raise some £4 billion in capital. This was a spectacularly ‘bad’ decision, not because the issue was a complete flop with just over an 8% take-up, but because the prospectus that the Board approved was to put it mildly a ‘work of [half] fiction’, particularly as regards the level of provisions for credit defaults.

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People Risk – Research

The Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services at the Nottingham University Business School has obtained funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to run a series of seminars on People Risk

The next seminar in the series is on 8th October 2014 at Glasgow Caledonian University , on the topic of “the challenges for research and practice in ‘people risk’ management within the domains of aviation and the health sector”.

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People Risk – Groupthink

What is Groupthink?
Groupthink is one of the most widely-used but least-understood terms in Business [1]. We all know that Groupthink refers to the tendency of a group to coalesce around a common position, for example a Board of directors on a corporate strategy or senior management on a cost-cutting program. It is what groups do after all, otherwise they will break up in conflict.

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Welcome to People Risk Management

This blog is dedicated to the study of People Risk Management (PRM), a topic that cuts across multiple disciplines: Risk Management, Human Resources, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Psychology, White Collar Criminality and Health & Safety.

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