Leadership and Career

Stop the Dog Whistling, We Can All Hear You

Stop the Dog Whistling, We Can All Hear You

Rising political and cultural tensions are undeniable. But just as there remain political leaders with convictions, ethics and compliance consultant Lisa Schor Babin says corporate leaders need to understand that now is the time to screw their courage to the sticking place. Political rhetoric and dog whistling are not newcomers to the national scene. What is new and, frankly, frightening...

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Times Have Changed; Today’s CCO Needs to Step Up Their Skills

Attorney and podcaster Tom Fox shares his insights about what skills today’s chief compliance officer needs — and what might be on the horizon for CCOs. What skills will be needed for the mid-century chief compliance officer? Yes, we are still a few more years to 2030 and what could be considered mid-century. But we know already that moving into...

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Your Employees Are Not the Same. Are You?

The best return-to-work scenarios prepare employees for the new realities they face while also acknowledging the horrors and hardships they’ve been through. Here’s why a new culture is as vital as new policies. Now past the two-year mark, we feel how the pandemic has taken its toll on us as we try — not without challenge — to recoup our...

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Successful, Happy Audits: Dealing with Difficult Auditees

Over the course of your career as an internal auditor, you will eventually encounter a difficult auditee. In these instances, emotional intelligence can help diffuse any swollen egos. But if these difficulties occur with any frequency, you may want to audit your own body language and behavior.  We’ve all encountered difficult auditees at one point in our career. Whether they...

‘Secondhand Trauma’ a Risk for Professionals Who Handle Sensitive Investigations

‘Secondhand Trauma’ a Risk for Professionals Who Handle Sensitive Investigations

First responders, teachers and others who regularly are exposed to cases of violent or sexual crimes generally have dedicated resources to support their mental health and well-being—and rightly so. But what about compliance, ethics, legal, HR, security, privacy, audit and risk professionals? These guardians of integrity within an organization experience the emotional impact of interacting with people who have been...

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US Risk Professionals See Pay Rise by About 14%

After a year of salary decline, risk management professionals in the U.S. and Canada saw their paychecks move in the positive direction again in 2021, according to RIMS' bi-annual compensation analysis. Risk management professionals at all levels and responsibilities in the United States experienced an average 14.4 percent base salary increase in 2021 compared to 2019, while Canadian practitioners experienced...

Report: Compliance Officer Working Conditions, Stress & Mental Health 2022

In the decade that Corporate Compliance Insights has covered the corporate compliance and risk management profession, we've heard a common refrain: Compliance is a stressful, demanding career that routinely has compliance professionals at odds with their colleagues. But we wanted to understand more about what exactly makes compliance roles so stressful and to what extent jobs in compliance and risk...

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