Ed Petry, PHD

Ed Petry, PHD

NAVEX Global

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My Organization's Code of Conduct is Good - How Can I Make It Great?

Too long. Too complicated. Too dense. Sound familiar? If your code of conduct isn’t a document you’re proud to share with your employees, customers, board and C-suite—or if your organization has recently had a big change...more

8/8/2016 - Code of Conduct Compliance Corporate Culture Employee Training Ethics Whistleblower Hotlines

How to Simplify Your Code of Conduct Attestation Language

What does your code of conduct acknowledgement process look like? If your annual attestation language is long, confusing or overly complicated, you run the risk of alienating your employees—and missing an opportunity to...more

6/9/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Code of Conduct Compliance Corporate Culture Ethics Whistleblower Hotlines

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your E&C Program

In my recently published eBook, I outline 25 Simple Yet Overlooked Ways to Boost Your Ethics & Compliance Program. Below are five of the tips that are included—download the full eBook today to see the rest....more

5/9/2016 - Board of Directors Compliance Cybersecurity Employee Training Ethics Third-Party Service Provider

Top Ten Ethics & Compliance Predictions & Recommendations for 2016

To help with our predictions and recommendations, we’ve talked with industry experts, our colleagues at NAVEX Global, and ethics and compliance professionals from our more than 12,500 client organizations. Based on their...more

3/7/2016 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Board of Directors Code of Conduct Compliance Ethics Federal Sentencing Guidelines Human Resources Professionals Millennials Popular Risk Assessment Risk Management Shareholder Resolution Whistleblowers Young Lawyers

2016 Trends #10: Expanding the Scope of E&C: Is This the Year for Pushing Boundaries and Increasing Authority?

In recent years, questions have been raised—both in the industry and by employees and leadership teams in organizations—about whether the scope of our ethics and compliance programs have become too narrowly focused. Cyber...more

3/3/2016 - Compliance Ethics Risk Assessment

2016 Trends #9: Cynicism, Fatigue and Compliance Pushback—A Problem We Can No Longer Ignore

You may have already seen the signs of employee cynicism, fatigue or compliance pushback at your organization. Its presence is often indicated by little things. Over the years, some of these signs have become so common we’ve...more

2/24/2016 - Compliance Corporate Culture Employee Training Ethics Risk Management

2016 Trends #8: Getting Serious About Anti-Bribery & Corruption Efforts and Third-Party Risk Management

By now, most organizations understand the importance of identifying and addressing any exposure they have to violations of anti-corruption and bribery (ABC) laws. Much attention has been given to recent cases, and to...more

2/22/2016 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Compliance Ethics FCPA Risk Assessment Risk Management Risk Mitigation Serious Fraud Office Third-Party Risk UK UK Bribery Act

2016 Trends #7: Renewed Focus on Boosting Whistleblower Rights and Squashing Retaliation

To help prepare compliance professionals for the year ahead, we’ve talked with industry experts, our colleagues at NAVEX Global, and ethics and compliance professionals from our more than 12,500 client organizations to gather...more

2/10/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers (CECO) Comment Period Draft Guidance OSHA Training Whistleblower Protection Policies

2016 Trends #6: Working With HR—Time to Try Again

It’s been said that no corporate function has the opportunity to contact more employees more often than Human Resources. Recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, performance reviews, promotions, investigations, discipline,...more

1/27/2016 - Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers (CECO) Compliance Corporate Culture Employee Training Ethics Human Resources Professionals Recruitment Policies

2016 Trends #5: The Wide World of Sports

If 2016 is anything like last year, we can count on the world of sports to provide a variety of fodder for ethics and compliance discussions. Sports scandals now rival political and business ethics scandals as the...more

1/21/2016 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Compliance Ethics FIFA Scandals Sports

2016 Trends #4: Politics Invade the Workplace

In the U.S., the 2016 election now dominates the news, social media and many employee conversations. And for global companies, it’s always election season somewhere. So now is a good time for ethics and compliance officers to...more

1/14/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Retaliation Provisions Code of Conduct Compliance Employee Training Employment Policies Ethics Political Debates Tone At The Top Workplace Communication

2016 Trends #3: Board Expectations for Ethics & Compliance Oversight Get More Specific, Uniform and Comprehensive

According to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations—and similar provisions found in other guidelines worldwide—an organization’s governing body is responsible to “exercise reasonable oversight with respect to the...more

1/11/2016 - Bank of England Board of Directors Compliance Ethics Health Care Providers HHS OIG Prudential Regulation Authority Training

2016 Trends #2: Transitioning to a More Global Center of Gravity for Ethics and Compliance

Today, many ethics and compliance professionals, no matter where we’re located, find it to be important to keep up-to-date on the latest news from the European Union courts, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office and international...more

1/5/2016 - Anti-Corruption Compliance Data Privacy Ethics Risk Assessment

2016 Trends #1: The Rise of the Millennial Mindset

To help prepare compliance professionals for the year ahead, we’ve talked with industry experts, our colleagues at NAVEX Global, and ethics and compliance professionals from our more than 12,500 client organizations to gather...more

12/29/2015 - Compliance Ethics Millennials

New International Standard, ISO 19600:2014, Makes Few Headlines But May Have Huge Impact

Those of us working in the ethics and compliance field know that there is no shortage of guidance on best practices for establishing and maintaining an ethics and compliance program. In the U.S., the Federal Sentencing...more

9/10/2015 - ANSI Compliance Corporate Social Responsibility Ethics EU Federal Sentencing Guidelines International Organization for Standardization ISO OECD

Ethics & Compliance Innovations: Thinking (Just) Outside the Box

Are you looking for E&C program innovations that offer fresh alternatives to common E&C challenges? In this presentation, NAVEX Global’s Ed Petry shares: - Novel approaches to staffing and positioning the E&C function...more

6/1/2015 - Code of Conduct Compliance Employee Engagement Ethics Innovation Risk Assessment

Four Strategies for Helping Employees Deal with Pressure and Stress at Work

How managers can help employees avoid unreasonable workplace pressure, which can lead to unethical behavior. A few of my recent focus groups with employees reminded me of a national survey that examined the sources and...more

4/8/2015 - Ethics Fraud Fraud Prevention Internal Controls Managers Stress Reduction Work-Induced Stress

Top Ten Ethics & Compliance Predictions and Recommendations for 2015

Get the inside track on the key ethics and compliance industry trends that will impact your business in 2015—and get the resources you need to help you plan for the year ahead—in our annual Top Ten Predictions and...more

3/12/2015 - Code of Conduct Compliance Corporate Culture Corporate Management Cybersecurity Deferred Prosecution Agreements Diversity Dodd-Frank Ethics Gender Equity General Motors Guns-in-Trunks Legislation Marijuana Same-Sex Marriage Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Third-Party Risk Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

2015 Trends: #10 Cybersecurity: A Risk that Needs to be on Your Ethics and Compliance To-Do List

The starting point for every ethics and compliance program must always be an analysis of the ethics and compliance risks faced by the organization. In that light, it’s important to listen to James Comey, Director, U.S....more

1/30/2015 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Ethics HIPAA PCI Risk Assessment Risk Management Sarbanes-Oxley

2015 Trends: #9 Technology-enabled ethics and compliance is ready for takeoff

By every indication we are about to witness a dramatic leap in technology-enabled ethics and compliance. Tech Advancement in Key E&C Areas - Trends and our own client experiences are demonstrating that we are...more

1/28/2015 - Chief Compliance Officers Code of Conduct Compliance Data Protection Ethics Policies and Procedures Software Technology Third-Party Risk Training

2015 Trends: #8 Top Whistleblowing Priorities for Compliance Professionals

Last November, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. It is clear that the program is going strong. Following are five key ways compliance...more

1/23/2015 - Best Practices Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Dodd-Frank Employer Liability Issues Internal Reporting Retaliation Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation SEC Whistleblower Protection Policies

2015 Trends: #6 Gender Diversity—Are Quotas the Answer?

In last year’s annual trends report, we suggested that perhaps a corner had been turned on perceptions about gender and corporate leadership. After all, we’d seen plenty of stories about newsmakers including Janet Yellin at...more


2015 Trends: #5 Regulatory Enforcement Moves Down Market

While ethics and compliance scandals that implicate brand name companies tend to grab the headlines, smaller organizations have always borne the brunt of regulatory enforcement. Over the years, U.S. Sentencing Commission data...more

1/15/2015 - Bribery Compliance Contractors DOJ Enforcement Actions Enforcement Statistics Ethics FCPA Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS SEC Small Business Smith & Wesson Subcontractors Whistleblowers

2015 Trends: #4 Maybe One Size Does Fit All: Moving Toward a Uniform, Global Model for Compliance

We asked industry experts, colleagues and compliance officers what they believe will be the top issues impacting workplace ethics and corporate compliance programs in 2015. We gathered their best thinking and prepared our...more

1/14/2015 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Culture Corporate Social Responsibility Ethics

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