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Memorable, Affordable, Powerful: The Benefits of Using Short Form Compliance Training

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

Social Media Training is About Balance: Embrace the Power, Mitigate the Risks

Perhaps you’ve heard of this crazy new thing called “Social Media.” Of course you have. Even your grandmother uses Facebook now, right?...more

Drafting Effective Employee Handbooks

Unfortunately, it is common for new hires and existing employees to put employee handbooks aside with little consideration. Nevertheless, comprehensive employee handbooks are an important tool employers can use to minimize...more

Survey: 28 Reasons Why The Typical Compliance Officer’s Week Leaves Dangerously Little Time for Corporate Ethics Training

I just downloaded and read the annual Cost of Compliance survey compiled by Thomson Reuters Accelus. It’s very interesting reading for those of us in the ethics and compliance industry. In my last blog post about the ERC...more

Startling ERC Survey Findings on Misconduct, Retaliation – Is Your Corporate Ethics Training Working?

Last spring I was speaking with several of our clients at an event in Atlanta and the discussion was around ethics and compliance program effectiveness. Specifically, these clients were saying that more and more often they...more

Security Awareness Training is a Critical Component to Changing Employee Behavior

In my years working in IT, I’ve learned that most people are good. Most employees, contractors, and other network users want to do the right thing. Yet studies and real-world breaches show that a minority of people actually...more

Compliance Training And Corporate Culture

A compliance program built on a “check-the-box” approach is doomed because it isolates program elements that need to be integrated. Compliance is akin to holistic ideologies (yes, you can quote me on that one)....more

Want to Keep the DOJ Away? Get Clear Anti-Corruption Policies and Good, Interactive Employee Compliance Training

Two of the key components of any best practices compliance regime under any anti-bribery and anti-corruption program are policies and training. Policies tie together a company, its business environment, the risks it faces and...more

Shirley Temple And Excellence In FCPA Training Video

Today we honor one of the most interesting personalities of the 20th century, Shirley Temple, who died yesterday. She was probably the greatest child actress of all-time, being the lead grossing star for five straight years...more

You Tweeted What?! Common Sense Guidelines to Drive Effective Compliance Training for Employees

The day America stops for the most-watched sporting event in history millions share the experience of pulling for their favorite team in front of the TV at home. For fans in Seattle and Denver, the joy of cheering for the...more

North Carolina Legislative Report - January 31, 2014

The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session. The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Survey Reveals Social Media Training Top Compliance Priority

In The Network’s online survey last month, we asked you which compliance initiatives you would consider a priority in 2014. While there are many compliance issues at hand – code of conduct refresh, social media compliance,...more

New Protections for Whistleblowers and Suspected Undocumented Workers Take Effect January 14, 2014

The California Legislature had a busy year in 2013 and produced a great deal of employment-related legislation which just took effect on January 1. Because retaliation claims against employers have been on the rise for...more

Why You Must Educate Your Employees on the Meaning of “Anything of Value” (FCPA Training Series)

What constitutes a bribe under the FCPA? This question was posed to FCPA expert Tom Fox in an interview series by Corporate Compliance Insights. To echo his statements, there are three key criteria to consider: Is there...more

The Culinary Aspects Of Homer’s Odyssey And Compliance Training

I recently came across a fascinating book entitled “The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey” by Egbert Bakker. In this work, Bakker looks at the culinary aspects of Odysseus’ journey home from the Trojan War. ...more

5 Reasons You Need Mature Policy and Training Processes

Here’s a what-if for you: Let’s say you search for your organization’s current policy to identify gift limits related to government officials. Your search reveals multiple copies of the Gifts and Entertainment policy sitting...more

Why Train Our People on How to Avoid Sexual Harassment and Other Discrimination Claims?

We hear this often from business owners, managers, elected officials and administrators. Well, the answer is clear. Case after case holds that anti-discrimination training may be critical to the defense of a discrimination...more

Develop And Schedule Employment Training Programs For 2014

The beginning of 2014 is an excellent time to assess your training needs for the year and schedule training sessions before schedules fill up. An employment training program should include training for both employees and...more

Why Anti-Bribery Training and Policies are Two Essentials to Fuel FCPA Compliance

FCPA compliance is a hot topic in the oil & gas industry. Unfortunately, hearing about violations in this sector isn’t all that unusual. In fact, according to The Network’s research (based on industry findings), over the past...more

Internal Trade Compliance Training Is No Longer Enough…

To kick off the new year, our first post is regarding internal training of management and employees. If a CEO instructs management to ensure the company is protected, management might decides to train internally,...more

Week in Review - January 9, 2014

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . it's cold out there! The recent cold snap that has swept the nation is affecting the workplace and technology. The cold weather serves as an important reminder for employers to have an up-to-date...more

China Solicits Comments on Good Supply Practices for Medical Devices

The China Food and Drug Administration (the “CFDA”) recently published a draft regulation, Good Supply Practices for Medical Devices (the “Draft GSP”), for public comment through January 20, 2014. The first-ever regulation...more

Mandatory Training for Third Parties – Effective or Protective?

What is the risk? Third-party liability for contractors, resellers, agents and supply chain partners is an issue that continues to bedevil corporations who need or choose to use third parties. The headlines and DOJ/SEC...more

It’s Not Enough to Notify: Don’t Forget the Policies, Risk Analyses, and Training

HIPAA compliance ended with a bang in 2013, with the feds issuing the first settlement involving a health provider’s failure to have breach notification policies and procedures in place. On Dec. 24, 2013, the Department of...more

A Reminder: New OSHA Training Requirements Are Now In Place

Over the next few years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be phasing in certain safety requirements designed to align its Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized...more

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