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How Busy Managers Can Reinforce Learning

Why don’t managers do a better job of reinforcing and optimising learning and the significant financial investment organisations make in training each year?

It’s not that they’re lazy or don’t care. The breakdown boils down to two fundamental challenges: they don’t know how, and/or they don’t have the time for the lengthy, over-engineered processes that frequently accompany organisational training.

 

 

Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

Internal investigations may be necessary in a number of circumstances, such as the discovery of possible wrongdoing within the company; potential or pending civil litigation; or the receipt of a notice from an investigative or prosecutorial authority or regulator, for example, the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue & Customs or the Competition and Markets Authority. Investigations need to be efficient, proportionate, systematic and professional in order to produce reliable and credible results while staying within the company’s legal budget.

Evolving Legal Standards for Compliance Officers

Evolving Legal Standards for Compliance Officers

Corporate compliance officers are used to facing pressure from within their companies to protect them from legal exposure, but increasingly, external pressure from regulators means that compliance officers themselves may face liability if something goes wrong. The recent enforcement cases holding compliance officers liable for failing to implement effective compliance programs and the debate that has ensued indicate that the issue remains unsettled, but the overall trend appears to be toward growing individual accountability.