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Bringing It All Home, the Two Tough Cookies Wrap It Up For You, Part II

This one is tough, especially in global organizations. In many countries, you simply cannot run a background check, as criminal records are not public. In others, you can run them, but the criminal offense must be related to...more

Tailor Your Antitrust Training To Effectively Combat Risk

When we think about compliance training, we typically conjure up the popular topics: sexual harassment training, anti-bribery training, code of ethics training…the superstars, the popular kids. The courses that most employees...more

4 Ways Compliance Can Leverage Social Media (Provided Social Media Training is Included)

I’m still combing through the PwC “State of Compliance” survey. It’s very well done; if you haven’t had a chance to read it, I recommend you take the time. I’ve you’ve read my recent blogs, you know I have social media on the...more

Monitoring and Auditing Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program  [Video]

Companies have designed and implemented anti-corruption compliance programs. An important element of an effective compliance program is monitoring and auditing the program to identify issues for improvement. Working in...more

FCPA Training: The Basics [Video]

This webinar provides a basic FCPA training program. A number of webinar attendees have requested that I conduct a basic FCPA webinar outlining how the FCPA statute applies to international business operations. The topics...more

Does Your Company Align Compliance Training To An Annual Ranking of Risks?

PwC came out with their annual State of Compliance survey, which is always well done, and has given me lots of fodder for upcoming blogs. I found the below illustration in the accompanying “chart pack” and found it...more

The CIA’s Epic Failure in Protecting Employees: Culture of Accountability Begins with Mandatory Workplace Harassment Training and...

You’ve probably seen the multiple stories and blogs that were published last week on the sad state of the workplace at the CIA. I read this post on the PBS Newshour site, noting that 15 CIA employees were found to have...more

Why BoDs and CEOs Need Workplace Harassment Training Too: American Apparel’s Board and CEO Violated Their Own Code of Ethics

I was driving home Wednesday evening, listening to the news on the radio, when I heard the story about Dov Charney, the CEO of American Apparel, being fired by the company’s board of directors. According to that story and...more

How Does Your Ethics & Compliance Training Measure Up?

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

The World Cup: Social Media Training Separates the Winners from the Losers

Did you know that the World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world? Marketers have been hearing that this World Cup will be “the most social sporting event in history,” and preparing accordingly. (I personally...more

Employee Handbooks & Progressive Discipline Policies

1. Introduction. Under the “risk management” approach to human resources management, an employer should set the standards for its policies and practices at a level that it is certain it will enforce uniformly...more

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

Even Flashy Tech Startups Need Compliance Training

I recently read a very interesting opinion piece by Claire Cain Miller on the contrast between the fast-growth nature of technology startups and the need for mature compliance processes to stay on the right side of the law....more

Sexual Harassment Training: Applications in Life Outside of Work

If you’ve been following the tragedy in Santa Barbara, you’re likely already aware of the #YesAllWomen movement that’s been launched on Twitter. The stories are just heartbreaking. If you’ve missed the story, Elliott Rodger...more

7 Behaviors That Are Destroying Your Compliance Training

This is part two in a four part blog series on the psychology behind bad behavior. In this blog I will cover reasons 8-14 that good people do bad things and how we can use this information to modify compliance training. Stay...more

The Mann Gulch Fire and How Far Down the Chain Do You Need to Go?

Robert Sallee died last week. A smoke jumper, he was the last survivor of the Mann Gulch Fire, one of the worst disasters in the history of the US Forest Service. Sallee’s story and that of the Mann Gulch Fire was detailed in...more

The “Coffee and Naps” School of Business Ethics Training: Part 2

In Part One of this series, we discussed how to complete an ethics audit and culture snapshot. Today we’re going to explore the importance of your relationship with your CEO (or Chief Culture Officer) in building an ethical...more

AML Compliance: The Four Pillars

With all the attention to Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act enforcement, I thought it would be a good time to review some basic AML ethics and compliance principles....more

Is Your Compliance Training Program Agile?

As I’m sure you’ve read about in my colleagues’ blogs, we just held our Client Advisory Council (CAC). We hold this event annually but this was my first time attending. I’m new to the governance, risk and compliance (GRC)...more

How to Reduce Brand Disasters, While Building Brand Ambassadors: Social Media Compliance Training

Seventy-seven percent of companies have acquired customers through Facebook, 43% have gained customers through LinkedIn, and 34% have generated leads through Twitter. Most companies have been leveraging social media as a...more

Two Months Until July 1 Safety Awareness Training Deadline: Will You Be Compliant?

The July 1, 2014 deadline is quickly approaching. Employers in Ontario have two months to ensure that their workers and supervisors complete “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” before the deadline....more

Gehrig’s Streak Ends And Compliance Week 2014 Is Near

Today we celebrate greatness in two areas. The first is in baseball as on this day in 1939, “New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benches himself for poor play ending his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130....more

Interview With Michael Kleef On The Use Of Technology In Compliance Programs

ED. Note-today we continue the series on compliance thought leadership. Today is Michael Kleef, EVP of Convercent, who has some interesting observations on understanding the uses of technology in the compliance arena....more

Efficient, Nimble, Defensible: More Benefits of Using Short Form Compliance Training

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

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

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