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Employee Risk Management presents a straightforward, legally-grounded process that will enable employers to identify, manage and reduce the potential threats that come with every employee - as well as with anyone else who works for the organization, including contractors, volunteers, interns and temps. It covers everything from recruitment through to the end of the employment relationship. Readers will learn how to protect against threats as diverse as: managing employee social media use, an ageing workforce, remote working risks, data security and data protection.
Online supporting resources for this book include downloadable whitepapers and a social media checklist template.
Helen Rideout is a qualified barrister (non-practising) with a Master's Degree in Employment Law and Postgraduate Diplomas in Human Resource Management and Occupational Health & Safety. With 20 years' work experience in HR-related roles in the private and public sector, unionised and non-unionised environments, and large, medium and small employers, she is now MD of Savvy HR Ltd, providing consultancy services to businesses on employment risk and reputation management.
Formerly a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Helen Rideout currently holds Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Specialist membership of the Institute of Risk Management.
"As a business owner and employer, this book has expanded my understanding of employee risk beyond the legal issues. It is comprehensive and far-ranging, taking in organization and national cultures, company processes, social media and employee engagement and well-being. What makes it really great is that I will keep it on my shelf as a ready reference and checklist on all employee risk issues."
Jo Ayoubi, Business Development Director, Track 360
"This book is witness to the changes to working practices that we, as a media company, have experienced first-hand in recent years. Board-level commitment for project managing future potential risks is critical for success in this area, which is why, with the help of this guide, I have taken leadership on this issue within my own company. Helen's message is loud and clear; if you don't apply her risk management techniques, you are overlooking potential cost savings, of which there are copious examples in the text."
Martin Attis ACA, Finance Director, Sundial Magazines Ltd.
"Its focus is on a range of individual and collective threats to workforce routines and management, teaching businesses how to protect against a wide range of issues from managing employee social media use to maintain business reputation to remote working challenges and data security in the workplace. A top recommendation for any size business with employees."
Midwest Book Review, The Bookwatch, The Business Shelf