One consequence of the digital revolution is a marked increase in public scrutiny, resulting in GRC jobs. Companies, public organisations are all increasingly in the public eye, thanks to powerful social networking tools such as blogs, as well as internet sites such as a Facebook and Twitter.
When a company suffers a mishap, misfortune, or disaster, whatever its cause, the news will be ‘out there’ in seconds. Following the release of the ‘bad news’, there will come a period of inevitable scrutiny, public comment and debate, during which the question of what on earth the company is going to do inevitably comes up.
The companies who always emerge the best from such uncomfortable scenarios are those that are best prepared, on all sorts of levels, for disaster, mishap or sabotage. Subsequently, rather than executives at press briefings transfixed like rabbits in the headlights, at least everyone is ready with a genuine and convincing course of action.
Such organisations and companies tend to have staff in-house whose job is to prepare for the worst. These roles tend to be known as GRC jobs, where GRC stands for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. These three areas are, after all, tightly interlinked.
There might be one expert on hand with knowledge in all three interlinked areas, or a combination of specialists working in a GRC team.
Here at Acumin we regularly advertise GRC jobs, and specialise in placing the best candidates in rewarding, stimulating environments.