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Our resource library includes GRC whitepapers providing the latest insight into a variety of topics related to governance, risk and compliance.

Policy and Training Investment – The ‘Front-End’ of Compliance

In this whitepaper, Blue Hill Research discusses the importance of “front-end” compliance and explains the four phases of compliance activity required to turn regulatory requirements into effective compliance practice. Download the whitepaper [PDF]

Five Key Focus Areas for Internal Investigations of Sexual Harassment

In this whitepaper, legal expert Raanon Gal, looks into the five critical areas involved in an internal sexual harassment investigation, from the aspect of who is responsible for what and how their input should be administered. An effective investigation process can help the organization establish preventative measures aimed at reducing future risk and liability, not to mention the positive boost to employee relations and the strengthening of your ethically minded culture. Download the whitepaper [PDF]

Fighting Workplace Discrimination and Harassment on a Global Scale

In this whitepaper, International employment expert Donald C. Dowling, Jr. says that multinational organizations looking to foster a harassment-free workplace on a global scale, to protect both themselves and their employees, need subtlety, nuance, strategy and finesse.  To be effective, discrimination compliance – which varies greatly between the U.S. and other countries – must retain a local perspective. So what are the best practices to globalize U.S.-based programs and make sure policies are enforceable in each jurisdiction? What cultural considerations must you make for anti-harassment training and investigations? Download the whitepaper [PDF]

Seven Reasons to Choose a Natively Integrated GRC Solution

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.
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Protecting Your Organization Against Discrimination & Harassment

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?
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Seven Elements: Staying Aligned with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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.
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Eliminating Bribery and Corruption

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.
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Top 12 GRC Considerations

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.
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The Integrated Approach to Managing Policies

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.
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Integrity: Does Your Organization Walk Its Talk?

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?
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Better Compliance Through Technology

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.
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The Value of Animation and Visual Storytelling for Corporate Training

As a communication tool for corporate ethics & compliance training, the illustrated narrative has the ability to teach, engage and entertain.
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The Human Side of GRC: The Essence of Governance, Risk and Compliance

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.
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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]

Build an Ethical Culture with Your Code of Conduct

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.
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