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4 Major Audit Risk Themes for 2018

Posted by - December 4, 2017
As Audit teams start thinking about their 2018 plans, being able to identify new trends in emerging risk areas that threaten to disrupt enterprise performance over the next year is critical. This explains 12 risks, connected by four major risk themes, that organizations need to have on their radar and…
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Armed With Confidence: The Infallible Edge

Posted by - November 2, 2017
With most companies and industries facing uncertainty when looking to the future, there arises the question of how confident organizations are in executing their strategies successfully. More specifically, how can executive management and the board of directors assist the organizations they oversee with facing the future confidently?
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Compliance Automation is Changing the Game

Posted by - October 31, 2017
How the Latest Stress Reducer Can Benefit Your Business Employee laws and requirements are often quick to change under each new administration—and compliance professionals are no strangers to the headaches of having to adapt. But now, there’s a solution that can make compliance a breeze for businesses of all sizes:…
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“Civil” War in the Workplace

Posted by - October 27, 2017
While most employers establish policies to promote a civil workplace, the NLRB has instituted new roadblocks, declaring that many of these policies violate federal law. Employers nationwide may now be in violation of these new federal regulations, but there remain a few steps employers can take to align with the…
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5 Ways to Elevate the Board’s Oversight of Compliance

Posted by - September 29, 2017
Expanding the View to Include Culture Does your organization view compliance as a “check the box” exercise? Many companies do. Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, feels differently and shares five ways a board can start broadening its view – and management’s view – of compliance to…
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Evolving Compliance

Posted by - September 28, 2017
Is Your Program Adaptive? True Office Learning works with major corporations to provide detailed compliance insights through data analytics. Over the years, they’ve learned a lot about how employees learn and the benefits of creating adaptive learning environments. This kind of environment is key in knowledge acquisition and retention, and…
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The Slippery Slope to an Eroded Culture of Compliance

Posted by - September 20, 2017
“Broken Windows” and Employee Misconduct The broken windows theory proposed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling links disorder to subsequent occurrences of serious crime. Michael Volkov suggests it can be applied in a corporate setting as well. Anytime employee misconduct goes unpunished, more bad behavior is likely to spring…
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Building a Culture of Compliance Through Training

Posted by - September 18, 2017
Q&A with John Arendes, VP and GM Global Compliance Solutions at Skillsoft Today, we present an interview between CCI’s Maurice Gilbert and compliance expert John Arendes. Skillsoft is a leader in e-learning, and one of the company’s main areas of focus is compliance training. What follows is some background on…
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The Top 5 Mistakes Boards Make in Overseeing Compliance

Posted by - September 15, 2017
How to Avoid Costly Missteps Russell Reynolds Associates’ Cynthia Dow and Anthony Goodman, compliance and board experts, interviewed leading chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, former investigators and board directions to under the biggest compliance missteps boards make. with co-author Anthony Goodman We can all easily recount a recent compliance…
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Protecting Your Corporate Culture

Posted by - September 8, 2017
The Objective of Due Diligence There is immense benefit to thoroughly vetting third parties, and it goes far beyond avoiding enforcement actions from the likes of the SEC, DOJ and other regulatory agencies. When you do business with risky suppliers and vendors domestically or abroad, you put your organization’s reputation…
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The Key to Improving Corporate Culture

Posted by - August 11, 2017
3 Ways to Affect a Different Kind of Climate Change In light of the corporate compliance failures that have entered the news cycle, compliance programs have increasingly focused on the role culture plays in causing these failures. However, while most compliance executives understand the link between culture and employee misconduct,…
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5 Ways Boards Must Improve Compliance Oversight

Posted by - August 7, 2017
Control or be Controlled: 5 Problem Areas for Boards Compliance is evolving, and board members may now be unsure of their related responsibilities. Board members are more and more reliant on the data obtained from information systems to make their decisions. How can they use this information, and what are…