This year, we relaunched our blog with the goal of better serving the ethics and compliance community, providing deeper insights on topics that matter most to E&C professionals, as well as best practices and practical steps that will help improve E&C program effectiveness. In case you missed any of our most popular articles this year, we’ve pulled them together for you here in one spot:
Social media has a hard time beating out pressing compliance risks like privacy, insider trading, conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption. But ignoring the risk altogether isn't the right decision either. Five key steps to weave social media guidelines and education into your compliance program. >>Read the article
Once a policy that typically needed little attention or updating, the legalization of marijuana—even for the limited purpose of medical use—is throwing companies’ drug and alcohol use policies into the spotlight. Nine common mistakes employers make in their policies, and how to avoid them. >>Read the article
SEC made its largest ever whistleblower payout of $30 million in 2014. Implications for legal and ethics and compliance professionals and the global organizations they serve. >>Read the article
Creating an ethics and compliance program that reaches and maintains peak effectiveness—and supports a strong corporate culture—takes tremendous effort and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. Nine key strategies ethics and compliance professionals can use to ensure that their programs are meeting their goals—and staying ahead of the curve. >>Read the article
More than 700 decision-makers and individuals responsible for ethics and compliance training revealed surprising insights about their top program priorities and challenges. These insights are vital to how organizations can better benchmark their own training programs. >>Read the article
Companies are increasingly coming to terms with the fact that they must address escalating third party risks before significant reputational and financial issues arise. What businesses need to do to mitigate risk in this area. >>Read the article
Toxic cultures can undermine even the best policies and procedures. Discover the benefits of whistleblowing in the workplace—and how to create a “speak up” culture. >>Read the article
Compliance professionals must avoid letting their programs fail to hit the mark due to a lack of planning around how, when and with whom ethics and compliance information will be shared. Critical steps in an effective ethics and compliance employee awareness program. >>Read the article
How organizations can stay ahead of trends affecting the future enforcement of U.K. financial crimes, including jail time for convicted executives and the role of multi-national cooperation in financial crime investigations. >>Read the article
Lawson vs. FMR demonstrates a commitment to expanding protections for whistleblowers. Proactive steps businesses can take to identify whistleblower risks and implement or enhance current plans to address them. >>Read the article
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