Ed Petry, PHD

Ed Petry, PHD

NAVEX Global

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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

2015 Trends: #3 Culture (Still) Trumps 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

1/12/2015 - Compliance Corporate Culture Ethics General Motors Manufacturing Defects Social Media Sports Technology Universities Veterans Administration Workplace Investigations

2015 Trends: #2 Dealing with Conflicting Legal Requirements: Guns, Drugs and Marriage in the U.S.A.

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

1/8/2015 - Best Practices Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Culture Employer Liability Issues Gun Laws Marijuana Medical Marijuana Same-Sex Marriage

2015 Trends: #1 Increasing Pressure to Maximize the ROI of Ethics and Compliance Programs

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

1/6/2015 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Ethics Year-End Planning

Four Tips for Navigating the Compliance Challenges of Election Season

Early voting has already begun and, if your state is like mine, you’re being inundated with campaign ads and “robo calls.” Yes, it’s election season again and, for ethics and compliance officers, this time of the year often...more

10/27/2014 - Best Management Practices Campaign Contributions Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Political Campaigns Primary Elections

Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail: Keys To Raising Employee Awareness of Ethics & Compliance Programs

Between sessions at last week’s Practicing Law Institute conference in New York, I had several conversations with compliance officers about their ethics and compliance program challenges. The common theme among the challenges...more

6/9/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Culture Ethics Training

JSYK - Wow Best Training Ever! - CUL8R

Last week, the Wall Street Journal featured an article on companies that are enlisting employees who are identified as “influencers” – “employees who are particularly well-connected and trusted by their peers” – to help...more

2/24/2014 - Social Media Policy Training

Ethics & Compliance: Our Give and Take with the Government

Last year, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicated that it would be looking for additional ways to support the work of Ethics and Compliance Officers. Their stance came in part as a result of the Johns...more

2/14/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Ethics SEC

Should Employees be Allowed to Work from Home?

When Yahoo and Best Buy announced that employees would no longer be allowed to work from home, the response was immediate – and split. The debate was echoed in a recent Time Magazine editorial....more

12/11/2013 - Flexible Work Arrangements

SAC Insider Trading Case May Hit Closer to Home than You Think

This week’s announcement that SAC Capital Advisors will pay a record-breaking penalty of $1.8 billion (USD) for insider trading violations may not have been a surprise to anyone following the case - after all, the hedge...more

11/7/2013 - Chief Compliance Officers Code of Conduct Ethics Hedge Funds Insider Trading Penalties Risk Management SAC Capital

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