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How Can I Make Sure My Compliance Training Program Covers All My Risks?

Building a compliance training program that covers all of your organisation’s risks isn’t easy. To do it in a way that ensures you cover your bases without creating training fatigue means creating a multi-year training program. This article outlines how you can create a multi-year training programme in seven easy steps.

 

 

Compliance Culture Building Block #7: Engage leadership

Active support and leadership from management for ethical business practices is crucial for embedding compliance in company culture and policy. This article discusses the importance of engaging leadership to ensure that you have an effective compliance programme.

 

 

 

Compliance Effectiveness – Wolf Crier, Alarmist, or the Calm in the Eye of the Storm

The author of this article believes there are three kinds of compliance officers – a wolf crier, an alarmist or someone who is the calm in the eye of the storm. Which one do you think you are?

 

 

Think of Ideas not Excuses

Failure is something that all people have to deal with in many aspects of their lives. This article believes that there are two reactions to failure – either think of an explanation/ excuse or come up with a new idea. What will you do when you are confronted with your next failure?

 

 

The Ethics and Compliance Officer’s Many-Colored Hat

As a compliance officer faced with a multitude of challenges from all walks of life, it is crucial that you are flexible and can adapt to situations easily. This article summarizes thirteen key disciplines that have influenced the Ethics and Compliance field and are important competences for a compliance officer to have or acquire through others to effectively manage an ethics and compliance program.

 

 

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

In the current environment, the mere existence of a compliance programme no longer suffices. Most competition authorities now require businesses, as a condition of a reduced fine or to having their compliance programme viewed as a mitigating factor in penalty calculations, to show that their compliance programme is ‘effective’.

This article suggests comparing the company’s own compliance programme to those of other companies (the industry standard).

 

 

 

HD Compliance

In the office you have a multitude of employees of different ages from all walks of life. It’s important to keep this in mind when deciding how to approach compliance training in your company. Would an online approach work best? Perhaps a face to face seminar?

 

 

Cybersecurity Risk Now Tops Public Company Directors’ Worries, With Reputational Risk Close Behind

Accounting firm EisnerAmper (EA) has released its sixth annual survey of directors, Concerns About Risks Confronting Boards. The results indicate that, across the public, private, and nonprofit entities EisnerAmper surveyed, directors are most worried about reputational risk, cybersecurity risk, and regulatory compliance risk.

 

Overreach: A Sure Way to a Compliance Officer’s Demise

“Ethicists say, ‘Go beyond compliance to ethics.’ I will be glad to go beyond compliance— once we stop breaking the rule of law. You cannot possibly have an ethical culture if you are breaking the rule of law. Stop dismissing compliance for ethics and suggesting that compliance officers should just focus on ethics. We need both.”