Changes in technology and workforce demographics are inevitable factors in shaping the workplace, but each can also introduce new workplace risks for employers.
Various business sectors might face new exposures in need of risk management strategies. These can include risks posed by: an increasingly mobile workforce, where more employees work remotely; company social media policies or employee social media use; and by workforce shifts caused by demographic shifts, including an aging workforce and the need to replace many retiring baby boomer employees with a new generation of workers.
During this free webinar, sponsored by Zurich, an expert panel will explore these issues, how to spot potential trouble spots and recommendations for what companies must do to address these and other emerging workplace risks. Panelists include: Seymour Adler is a partner of Aon Hewitt, based in New York; Marc Mandelman is a Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose L.L.P. in New York; and Judith R. Sands is Case Manager at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. , and a risk management consultant. Business Insurance Associate Editor Mike Tsikoudakis will moderate the panel and take questions from the live online audience.
Seymour Adler is a partner of Aon Hewitt, based in New York. Since 1978, Mr. Adler has directed the development and implementation of numerous assessment, talent management and development programs, with particular emphasis on customer service, sales and leadership positions in the financial services, telecommunications, and high technology industries, as well as at large federal agencies. He is a graduate of the Doctoral Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at New York University and has contributed widely to the scientific and professional literature in that field. In addition to having served as a consultant to industry throughout his professional career, Mr. Adler is on the faculty at Hofstra University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the Academy of Management, and the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is also past-President of the Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology.
Marc Mandelman is a Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose L.L.P. in New York. Mr. Mandelman is a member of the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of both the Reductions in Force/Managing Change and Employment Law Counseling & Training Groups. He represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment relations. Among the clients he has represented are major corporations in the financial, insurance, publishing, technology, and health care fields. Mr. Mandelman routinely advises clients on restructuring strategies and the management of litigation risks associated with terminations and restructuring, along with managing plant closing/mass layoff advance notification requirements. He also has an active counseling practice providing advice to clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including wage and hour, leave of absence, disability accommodations, employment contracts, and independent contractor assessments. In addition, he represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies with respect to discrimination and employment disputes. In the traditional labor law arena, he has represented employers in discharge and dispute arbitrations, and also provides daily advice and counsel to clients in applying collective-bargaining agreements and in complying with applicable labor laws.
Judith R. Sands is a Case Manager at Duke Raleigh Hospital and Risk Management Consultant in Raleigh, N.C. Ms. Sands is an outcome driven leader with proven abilities in risk, patient safety, case management and claims management, in academia, hospitals, managed care and specialty networks. She successfully led multidisciplinary teams in meeting regulatory compliance and accrediting standards with sustainable outcomes in South Florida and North Carolina. Ms. Sands has led numerous change initiatives, program redesigns, implementing electronic case management and discharge planning documentation, revising occurrence reporting processes, and numerous organizational strategy initiatives. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Florida, and a master's degree in leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has serviced in the Florida chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management and serves on The Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Editorial Review Board. She's a Florida licensed healthcare risk manager, and also holds the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and Associate in Risk Management professional designations.
Mike Tsikoudakis is an Associate Editor of Business Insurance, based in Chicago. He also is a contributing editor of the Risk Management channel on BusinessInsurance.com. Mr. Tsikoudakis holds a BA in English from University of Denver and a Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University. He worked as an advertising sales assistant for Business Insurance magazine, before being named editorial assistant. He was promoted to associate editor in November 2010. Follow Mike on Twitter at twitter.com/businsMTsikoud.
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