The Top Compliance Concerns and How to Avoid Them

In 2018, HR compliance continues to be a concern. Although there are many areas that require our attention, there is a core group of concerns that most HR staff and businesses in general agree should get a second glance. This year, some of the things having the largest effect are new technologies being developed, social media, and shifts in societal …

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Compliance Has Gone Mainstream

Unless you’ve recently arrived on planet Earth or have awoken from a long slumber, Rip Van Winkle style, you’ve heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For the aliens and sleepers among us, the GDPR, a boring-sounding acronym, is a digital privacy regulation that was introduced on 25 May 2018. It standardizes a wide range of privacy legislation across …

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Why You Should Train Employees to Behave Ethically, Not Just to be Compliant

“Compliance will always be slightly behind the imagination of the dedicated corruptor”–Philippe Montigny, President of ETHIC Intelligence, Paris     Do you know the difference between ethical behaviour and compliant behaviour? Is it acceptable for employees to simply “follow the rules,” without considering the broader ethical concerns of their actions? While ethics and compliance are two closely related concepts, there …

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Is There a Crisis of Integrity and Ethics?

Rex Tillerson, the former US Secretary of State, recently gave an address to the Virginia Military Institute, where he shared his concerns over “a growing crisis of ethics and integrity” in America.     “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we …

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Who Says Compliance Training Has to Be Boring?

“Compliance training is fun,” said no one ever. Compliance content often covers rules and regulations and helps to keep your employees and company out of trouble. But it doesn’t have to be coma inducing. You may be thinking, yeah, right. Or that to make compliance training entertaining, it will cost an arm and a leg. But it doesn’t have to. …

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How Short Can Your Compliance Training Be?

The modern workplace presents a whole host of demands on your time. Between meetings, phone calls, emails – and the odd metaphorical fire to put out – it can feel like a tall order to find the time to complete those occasional – but vital – compliance courses. But it’s not only our time that’s becoming limited – our ability …

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Building a Speak-Up Culture: Compliance Challenges for 2018

Is your company prepared to face the emerging compliance challenges of 2018? As the pace of globalization quickens and the reach broadens, business opportunities abound, but so do the risks of doing business in this brave new world. In 2018, companies face compliance challenges to problems old and new. Whistleblowers are newly emboldened and reporting misdeeds in record numbers. Employees …

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Teaching Code of Ethics to Millennials

Imagine a workplace where compliance is embedded in the organization’s culture. A workplace where employees connect and collaborate to promote a culture of ethics across the organization. A workplace where feedback on regulatory issues informs everyday work habits without incurring additional training and professional development costs. Imagine no further – enter the Millennial workforce. Take a look around and you …

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Taking the Pain Out of Compliance Training

Taking the Pain Out of Compliance Training Mark Twain said, “Never let formal education get in the way of learning,” but this is exactly what most corporate compliance training does. It leaves corporate training casualties in its wake—employees suffering through monotonous e-learning courses, forgetting everything they learned in their mandatory training the minute they complete the courses. In fact, they …

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7 Tips for using video in Compliance Training

Video tells a story. It draws emotion. Video can move people. Some of the most influential moments in history were delivered using video, such as the Apollo 11 moon landing. When it comes to compliance training, while there are specific legal requirements and regulatory messages that people are familiar with reading in memos, briefings, laws, and policies, your learners will …

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