THE 'APPLE' of GRC
"The Network has delivered a platform that is fresh, beautiful, and simply elegant for the user, adding interface assets that work to engage employees, while providing administrators and executives with the tools needed to truly manage compliance in a proactive fashion."
– Michael Rasmussen, GRC Analyst
Our resource library includes whitepapers providing the latest insight into a variety of topics related to governance, risk and compliance.
This whitepaper looks at how natively integrated GRC platforms offer access and visibility into and across the ethics & compliance ecosphere. Unlike typical application integration, that pulls together comparable data sets from multiple sources, native integration supports multiple business processes on a common yet flexible platform, leading to the overall improvement of compliance and performance while dealing with ever-changing internal policies and global regulations. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
How does an organization begin to recognize, prevent, resolve and mitigate discrimination and harassment allegations or claims? How do you protect against retaliation in these matters? How do you train your workforce to know discrimination and harassment when they see it and take necessary action to prevent it in the first place? Download the whitepaper [PDF]
A best-practices approach provides a solid foundation by which to identify, communicate, resolve and remediate any fraudulent or unethical behavior, protecting your organization by remaining in-step with the US FSGO’s “seven elements” of a successful ethics and compliance program. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
While it may seem that bribery and corruption abound, organizations that follow compliance best practices are better prepared to protect their revenue and reputations alike. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
While regulation is certainly not a new concept to many organizations, the risks posed by regulatory non-compliance will continue to drive global enterprises to tighten their focus on risk management – literally, the center of GRC – and find the balance between business value and business ethics. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
Policy management is at the core of the GRC initiative, governing the boundaries of the organization’s risk appetite and culture while establishing and promoting desired behavior. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
Authored by noted GRC pundit Michael Rasmussen, this whitepaper asks and answers pertinent questions such as: Who defines corporate values and ethics? What risks are involved? What roles do policy and technology play in defining, establishing and maintaining corporate integrity? Download the whitepaper [PDF]
Integrated solutions are enabling better business decisions and delivering a holistic approach to drive risk reduction efforts. This paper takes a look at risk trends and examines how organizations can leverage enhanced integration technology to bolster their compliance and risk management initiatives. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
As a communication tool for corporate ethics & compliance training, the illustrated narrative has the ability to teach, engage and entertain. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
It’s the most fundamental and frequently asked question in GRC practice: How do you influence people throughout the organization (from the boardroom to the mail room) to become fully invested in establishing and maintaining a true culture of ethical governance, risk management, and compliance? In addressing this question, risk and crisis management experts Bruce Blythe and Richard Machold look to two generally accepted and proven models of leadership development and behavior management. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
Best Practices for Global Ethics Hotlines: A Guide To Navigating Hotline Compliance Guidelines Worldwide
Keeping up with global regulations relating to corporate hotlines and whistleblowing programs demands increased scrutiny at every layer of the company, from legal to operations to communications to human resources. As these organizations expand to different countries, they must be sensitive to differing approaches to corporate governance and employee relations which may challenge the assumptions underlying existing whistleblower complaint processes. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
A comprehensive code of conduct is the cornerstone of an ethical culture, providing employees with them the information they need to act with integrity in the workplace and in compliance with laws, regulations and company policies. When implemented using a best-practices methodology, a code of conduct gives employees the tools and resources they need to deal with challenging situations. But not all codes are created equal. Download the whitepaper [PDF]
The Network and BDO Consulting Release Fourth Quarter 2012 Corporate Fraud Index
The Network and BDO Consulting have released the Corporate Quarterly Fraud Index for the fourth quarter of 2012. Fraud Reporting Percentage (FRP) decreased slightly from the third quarter of 2012, when fraud reporting set a record high, but rose year-over-year. “Unfortunately, fraud and corporate malfeasance continue to threaten the workplace, in terms of revenue, reputation and employee morale,” said Luis Ramos, CEO of The Network....
Set Example, Train Employees To Build Ethical Culture
In a recent Investor's Business Daily article, Luis Ramos, CEO of The Network, says that ethics compliance should not be viewed as a cost without benefit. "The goal isn't just to say you trained your people. It’s to make sure they understand..."