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Measuring the Effectiveness of Compliance Training & Communications

When you’re thinking about how to measure the effectiveness of your compliance training program, you may already have some of the more obvious metrics in place, such as completion rates for compliance training courses or policy certifications. But how do you measure communication and awareness? As Scott Mitchell, OCEG Chairman, points out, there’s …

Why Reputation Risk is Quickly Climbing the Ethics and Compliance Priority List, Part 3 | Beyond Compliance Training

So far in this series, we’ve discussed why companies are adopting a more public focus on ethics and compliance, how reputational risk can impact a company and its brand, and the first three elements of a five-part framework for determining the impact of a reputational risk event. Today, we’re going to discuss the last two elements, as well as share …

Why Reputation Risk is Quickly Climbing the Ethics and Compliance Priority List, Part 2 | Beyond Compliance Training

Last week, we covered the fundamentals of how reputational risk can impact a company. More companies are crafting strategies to handle this level of brand management by incorporating a more public focus on ethics and compliance. Keep in mind that customer experience is a direct reflection of any company’s reputation, especially in the world of social …

April FCPA Compliance Digest | BONUS: Major Changes to Global Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

Generally my second digest focuses heavily on FCPA compliance-related news, but so many interesting stories took place in April that I just really couldn’t limit myself. The FCPA news stories are right up front, but read on to learn about a new anti-money laundering law in Panama and changes to anti-money laundering laws in Singapore, as well as an …

April Whistleblower News Digest | Consider Targeted Anti-Retaliation Training as part of Your Ethics and Compliance Training Program

If April showers bring May flowers, then May is going to be a veritable hurricane of whistleblower-related fines (and also pollen). Our first three items come to us from the SEC, with awards and fines galore, most notably the $1M+ whistleblower award to a compliance officer, followed by several stories from the medical industry. We continue with a story …

When Designing Your Compliance Training Program, Consider When NOT to Train

Have you considered the topics that you’re NOT going to train your employees on this year? It’s easy to think of all the topics you know you want to cover – or are legally required to cover; the reasons for these courses, such as FCPA training or HIPAA compliance training courses, are obvious and easy to justify. It’s almost harder to feel at …

Why Reputation Risk is Quickly Climbing the Ethics and Compliance Priority List | Does Your Ethics and Compliance Training Address the Risk?

A company’s reputation is perhaps its most important asset; I’d argue that ethics and compliance professionals should be as passionate about their companies’ reputations as their marketing teams are about their corporate brands. At its core, ethics and compliance is meant to protect the company. When it is unsupported by management, is underfunded …

March Whistleblower News Digest – Is Your Anti-Retaliation Compliance Training Program Ready?

I thought February was a jam-packed month for whistleblower-related news, but March had no shortage of whistleblower headlines. From the SEC kicking off the month with a hefty whistleblower award to OSHA issuing the final rules regarding its whistleblower retaliation procedures to Serbia’s new whistleblower protections, 2015 is living up to our expectations …
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