How well do your employees understand the big-picture purpose of policies and procedures?
Do your employees see your policies as a necessary evil and an inconvenience? Or as a body of shared knowledge used to strengthen,...more
What are you doing to prevent and address employee retaliation claims?
Protections against retaliation in the workplace are part of the ACA, ADA, False Claims Act, FLSA, Workers Compensation Acts and many more laws...more
Managers can’t stop controversial conversations from happening in the workplace, but they can be equipped to help employees handle those conversations fairly and respectfully....more
Do you have a comprehensive workplace harassment prevention program in place?
During our recent webinar, “Workplace Harassment is Evolving: Is Your Prevention Program Keeping Pace?,” we asked attendees whether they had a...more
Ethics and compliance professionals regularly gather and analyze report data made through their numerous reporting systems. What they do with this data may mean the difference between identifying potential problems early, or...more
For more than half a century, billionaire Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about how to run a company.
Buffett recently released his bi-annual memo to his top managers (he calls them his “All Stars”). ...more
This year, we relaunched our blog with the goal of better serving the ethics and compliance community, providing deeper insights on topics that matter most to E&C professionals, as well as best practices and practical steps...more
Creating an ethics and compliance program that reaches and maintains peak effectiveness—and supports a strong corporate culture—takes tremendous effort and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. In this post, we...more
A recent study, Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse: 2014 Global Fraud Study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) analyzed nearly 1,500 cases of occupational fraud as reported the...more
An outstanding board reporting strategy can help ethics and compliance professionals engage boards and gain significant program support. Conversely, board reporting strategies that are not finely tuned can unintentionally...more
This week, ethics and compliance departments at organizations across the country will celebrate Corporate Ethics and Compliance Week, an opportunity to highlight the essential connection between business integrity and ethics....more
In our first two posts on short form training, we covered nine key benefits of burst learning, an approach to ethics and compliance training that utilizes engaging five-to seven-minute products to accomplish any number of an...more
If your company files with the SEC and uses components that contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3T&G) sourced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries, yours is one of thousands of U.S. companies...more
In our first post on burst learning, we covered five key benefits of using burst learning, an approach to ethics and compliance training that utilizes engaging five-to seven-minute products to accomplish any number of an...more
Sometimes, short is not only sweet—it’s powerful. Burst learning is an approach to ethics and compliance training that utilizes engaging five-to seven-minute videos to accomplish any number of an organization’s training...more
Last year, we realized that, in spite of all the research that reputable organizations publish about compliance and the practice of compliance, there was some key information about the current state of our industry and key...more
Wage and hour class actions continue to sweep through the country and are now the leading type of class action filed nationwide. These claims represent 91 percent of all employment law class actions, and can be so devastating...more
Maintaining a database of accurate and accessible policies and procedures can seem like a daunting task. They are the foundation of every business; unfortunately, these foundational documents are often ignored, forgotten or...more
It’s easy to wag a finger at companies incurring costly violations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), to date this year.
They stand accused of bribing, defrauding, and other actions you don’t like to see...more
As technology continues to increase the efficiency of most operational tasks, it should come as little surprise that technology can now improve the labor-intensive process of managing third party risk. The days of manual...more
In a recent NAVEX Global webinar, Ethical Leadership Group Vice President Andy Foose noted that – of all the elements contributing to effective investigations – investigators consistently dedicate insufficient time and effort...more
During the past few years, there has continued to be a shift in the amount of attention companies are putting towards corruption concerns and anti-corruption programs. This is evident in the recent survey of 311 compliance...more
Policy management seemed to be top of mind this past month as Compliance Week released two articles highlighting the importance of an effective policy management process, including the expertise of Ingrid Fredeen, NAVEX...more