As the SEC takes aim at whistleblower “pretaliation” (attempts to muzzle whistleblowers via confidentiality and other employment agreements—overt or otherwise) ethics and compliance officers need to take practical steps to...more
Compliance programs are effective only to the degree that they help build and support a strong organizational culture. So what does a strong corporate culture look like? And what ethics and compliance tools can help support...more
“I didn’t set out to commit a crime. I certainly didn’t set out to hurt anyone… I was kind of a hero, because I helped the company make its numbers every quarter. And I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought I was...more
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
If you have HR or ethics and compliance responsibilities in your organization, the annual escalation of risks during the holiday season often falls to you to manage. In this article we’ve compiled some practical steps you can...more
In 2006, it was Avian flu. In 2009, it was H1N1, also known as swine flu. This year, it’s Ebola.
When fast-moving public health crises hit, one issue that always comes under intense scrutiny is a hospitals’ ability to...more
Demanding work environments are common today. But new research has identified a previously hidden cost to pressure-filled organizations, says Gretchen Gavett of the Harvard Business Review: “neglecting those secondary tasks...more
Ninety percent of survey respondents from NAVEX Global's 2014 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report, cited their top ethics and compliance training objective as “Create a culture of ethics and respect.” This was...more
The recently released 13th Global Fraud Survey from EY notes that, despite an aggressive enforcement environment focused on fraud, bribery and corruption, “the percentage of companies that have anti-bribery/anti-corruption...more
We recently hosted a webinar, “Priorities, Practices and Trends in Training” to discuss the findings from our NAVEX Global 2014 Ethics and Compliance Training Benchmark Report.
Some of the key findings from the report,...more
For the last five years, NAVEX Global has been proud to provide the industry’s best and most statistically accurate hotline benchmarking data. Our annual reports are a trusted resource for ethics and compliance officers,...more
Liability is something chief compliance officers have secretly worried about since the role was first created. They often joke, grimly, about becoming the “designated felon.” The joke may have been more prescient than...more
The challenge of managing third party relationships has expanded within the banking industry. In guidance issued last year by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the scope of such relations has grown to...more
It has become industry best practice to collect conflict of interest disclosures. Usually, organizational codes of conduct require all employees to disclose any potential conflicts of interest (COIs) they may have with their...more
New data on workplace retaliation is out from two key sources – the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) and the EEOC. Despite fewer incidents of witnessed misconduct and fewer overall charges filed with the EEOC in 2013, reports of...more
We often have conversations with peers and clients discussing the best way to evaluate whether people are really learning from ethics and compliance training. The measure would be one way to gage training effectiveness, an...more
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
News flash: Cheating gets you high.
A recent study published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology by researchers at the University of Washington, the London Business School, Harvard and the University of...more
Recently I facilitated a pre-conference workshop at the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association’s 21st Annual Ethics & Compliance Conference in Chicago that focused on cutting down the sizable job of designing a good...more