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A Unique Spin on the ERC’s 2011 National Business Ethics Survey Data

Ethics is especially important in today’s business environment, given the pressure that both employees and employers are feeling as a result of the current economic conditions. According to a recent survey from the Ethics Resource Center (ERC), when it comes to business ethics, there’s good news and there’s bad news. 2011 National Business Ethics Survey […]

Records Management Allows Compliance Officers To Add Value To Business Objectives

As businesses brace for continued regulatory scrutiny, corporate secretaries and compliance officers have an opportunity to take a more active role in advising the business on the corporate compliance and legal responsibilities needed to meet company objectives. What fuels their business advice is the official corporate record, which includes minute books, ownership records, capitalization information, […]

Top 10 Character Traits to Look for When Hiring a Senior Professional

Good character is arguably more important than any skill set a job candidate can bring to your company. After all, what use is an experienced corporate compliance officer if he/she never does what he says he’ll do? Unfortunately, I can’t direct you to a great book or executive training program that can instill good character. […]

7 Things Companies And Their Ethics And Compliance Teams Can Do Better

During the past few decades while working in various compliance roles, I have been fortunate to witness the impact of ethics and compliance programs that grew from the dedication and ingenuity of the corporate teams that worked hard to design them. Several factors come to the forefront when looking to implement or, in some cases, […]

Top 10 Skills to Look for When Hiring a Senior Professional

What’s the secret to hiring the perfect job candidate? I get this question a lot, and after more than a decade in the executive search field—a time that has seen economic boom and bust—the answer hasn’t really changed. There’s no one thing my clients are looking for in their ideal employee. Rather, they’re looking for […]

Ethics & Compliance Forecast For 2012 – Part 2

Our crystal ball of ethics and compliance predictions has never been cloudier than at the end of 2011. Political priorities and public perceptions of institutions are traditionally predictive of the ethics and compliance environment. This year, however, inclement weather has been coming from all corners of the globe. In the absence of clear signals, the […]

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Ethics & Compliance Forecast For 2012 – Part 1

Our crystal ball of ethics and compliance predictions has never been cloudier than at the end of 2011. Political priorities and public perceptions of institutions are traditionally predictive of the ethics and compliance environment. This year, however, inclement weather has been coming from all corners of the globe. In the absence of clear signals, the […]