Executives Call for Increasing Risk Management Resources in 2015


Data breaches. A tightened job market. Expanding regulation and oversight. While the global business environment appears to be less risky than it was in the last two years, executives are calling for additional risk management resources in 2015.

Those were some of the findings in the annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey from Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative. 

For the third year, corporate executives and board members ranked regulatory changes and increased oversight as the No. 1 risk to their operations, according to the 47-page report. Sixty-seven percent of respondents indicated that those risks could impact how their products or services would be produced or delivered.

Fear of catastrophic events also ranked high among the global survey respondents, with more than half identifying insufficient preparation to manage cyber threats as a significant risk this year.

Protiviti and North Carolina State recently hosted a webinar on the new research to provide insight into these and other business risks. 

To read about the top 10 top business risks for 2015 from the Protiviti report, visit the Robert Half Management Resources blog.