Author Archives: James King

Break The Bottlenecks With Business Insurance

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The Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled “Break Your Industry’s Bottlenecks”. The concept being that to create a successful business “you have to break the rules and overturn the received wisdom about how things work.” This could not be truer when it comes to the purchase of business insurance, which is a bottleneck […]

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The Risk You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Biz

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  Tom Bullen speaks on behalf of Premier Risk Management now part of the risk advisory arm of AETHOS Consulting Group in the Jennings Wire podcast. Tom Bullen is with Premier Risk Management, the risk management advisory arm of AETHOS Consulting Group, a hospitality focused executive search and human capital services firm. AETHOS speaks with hospitality […]

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Who, What, When, Where – Does Your Risk Management Program Dig In?

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We recommend using the 4W’s as a method of digging in to better understand the operations of a business. This concept is not new and sounds simple but is often not utilized appropriately. The 4W’s concept can be used as the building blocks with a focus at all stages of operations when considering risk management. […]

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Premier Risk is proud to announce our strategic partnership with AETHOS Consulting Group

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We are thrilled to partner with AETHOS Consulting Group in providing risk management services to the hospitality industry. Press Release:   AETHOS Consulting Group Expands Expertise With Outsourced Risk Management Consulting Embarking upon an era of expansion of hospitality advisory services AETHOS Consulting Group, renowned specialists in advisory and executive search for C-Suite positions in the […]

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EEOC Playing Hardball When it Comes to Employee Background Checks

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Recently some predominant companies have been in the cross-hairs of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Since the EEOC found it necessary to release new guidelines related to background checks I thought I would share various articles that can be insightful for business today and a good read for the HR departments.  Additionally here are some of those specific […]

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In Business, There is No Avoiding Risk

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What is something exceptionally good about mid-market companies? They are agile and hold onto their entrepreneurial spirit … in fact they are even taking lessons from the big Fortune 500’s and looking to gain a financial advantage over competitors through various strategies. A key point was recently made in a Traveler’s survey: “Business who manage […]

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New Guidelines On Pregnancy Discrimination & Related Issues

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PRESS RELEASE 7-14-14 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination And Related Issues Fact Sheet for Small Businesses and Question and Answer Document Also Released WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, along with a question and answer […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…are you capable of making them?

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In a recent Harvard Business Review post by Nick Tasler 3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning, he shares that the most “precious ability” a great leader has is his or her ability to make decisions based on strategic thinking. He uses a Napoleon quote to make his point: “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more […]

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The 5 Forces That Shape Industry Competition

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As a person that considers himself an endless student of business, I was searching the Internet and thus came across a Harvard Business Review article written by Michael E. Porter, The Five Forces That Shape Industry Competition. This article is not only a good read but reminds me of the importance of getting back to […]

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Are You Playing Russian Roulette With The Insurance Related Provisions of Your Everyday Business Contracts?

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Many times company leadership does not put much thought to the importance of reviewing the insurance related provisions of their business contracts, but if there is a single message I want to make clear in this post, it is that mitigation of risk is essential. It is difficult to express in dollar value the importance […]

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