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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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France Cracks Down on Corruption with New Law

Posted by - August 30, 2017
Bienvenue, Sapin II The introduction of Sapin II adds to the growing list of laws aimed to reduce corporate corruption. While these laws are important and beneficial, they cannot improve corporate culture to the extent that high-quality ethics and compliance programs do. To that end, every organization should prioritize internal ethical…
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The Only Way is Ethics

Posted by - July 10, 2017
Morals and Morale in the Workplace There’s a degree of trust at every level of an organisation. Depending on size, it may or may not be easy to communicate with every echelon, but senior figures should always be fully aware of what the attitude and outlook is throughout the company…
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Working in a “Happy Talk” Corporate Culture

Posted by - July 3, 2017
When Organizations Lack Real Commitment to E&C Every Chief Compliance Officer wants to be on the same page as the C-Suite and board of directors when it comes to a commitment to ethics and compliance. Without experience working inside the organization, however, it is difficult to tell the difference between…
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Ethics, Compliance and Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends

Posted by - June 15, 2017
Insights for E&C Professionals Every year, Mary Meeker, a partner at venture capital firm KPCB, publishes a comprehensive guide on internet trends. This year’s guide was just released, and SAI Global’s Sean Freidlin offers highlights for the compliance and ethics practitioner. The findings can be hugely informative when it comes…
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Investing in a Top-to-Bottom Ethical Culture Using Data

Posted by - June 8, 2017
Findings from the 2017 Ethics and Compliance Survey Convercent and Ethisphere recently released findings from a survey about the importance of an ethical business culture. A culture of ethics is finally being recognized by the top brass as a key differentiator and critical to long-term success. The report touches on…
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Using Technology to Educate (Not Regulate)

Posted by - May 4, 2017
Even companies committed to a culture of ethics and compliance experience unethical behavior and compliance failures from time to time. In this gap between attitude and action, education and technology can help to unlock a company’s true potential. Both are powerful components, but when working together, they’re a dynamic team…
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Peeking Through the Windows

Posted by - April 18, 2017
Today we take a look at how Microsoft drives integrity and compliance in all they do. The company’s Microsoft Runs on Trust campaign was designed to embed and promote a culture of trust and transparency. Also key is the multinational corporation’s commitment to ensuring not only the right tone at…
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What Would You Do?

Posted by - April 5, 2017
All of us are faced by those moments when doing what’s right is very different from doing what’s easy or what would be the most profitable. Ask yourself what you would do in some of these business situations. Then, ask yourself what you've done.
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Ethics and Respect in the Face of Populism

Posted by - March 30, 2017
2017 is shaping up to be the year of populism in the U.S. This has direct implications for compliance, HR and diversity professionals. If diversity is a key driver of business competitiveness, how do you create a culture of ethics, respect and inclusion amidst this rising tide of populism?
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It’s the Culture, Stupid!

Posted by - March 23, 2017
How do business leaders create a sustainable, ethical business culture? An important first step is helping the organisation stay focused on ethical concerns. Then, they must bolster this focus with practical actions, such as making sure there are shared values, having a credible code of ethics and ensuring continuous ethical…
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Managing Your Ethical Culture

Posted by - March 22, 2017
Companies with a strong culture of ethics have a real competitive edge in the marketplace. Often these organizations outperform the competition in productivity while also enjoying a lower rate of employee misconduct. Culture may be difficult to measure, but CCOs should focus on continually improving the corporate culture – it’s…
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