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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Seasonal Employees Can Bring Not-So-Merry Risks

By Joe Mont

Companies across America have been on a hiring spree lately, filling jobs to take advantage of the busy holiday shopping season. Seasonal hiring is primarily a human resources matter as thousands of temporary workers pile in, but compliance does need to play a role even for the few months holiday help is around.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Whistleblowing: What Industry Leaders Need to Know and Do

By Carrie S. Penman, NAVEX Global

Stories about whistleblowing and retaliation are front page news these days. The SEC has recently given multi-million dollar rewards to whistleblowers and levied fines and penalties on organizations that have engaged in retaliation against employees who raise concerns. The power and utility industry has been aware of these issues for decades. For too long, corporate cultures of accountability have been scuttled, and with negative results.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Six degrees of separation and third-party management

By Diane Brown, NAVEX Global

Establishing a third-party anti-corruption program clearly outlines company expectations from suppliers and the process for dealing with failures.

Who are your business partners? Not an easy question to answer today when contractors have contractors and subcontractors. Today’s supply chain can look like the aerospace version of six degrees of separation. The web of potential failure points has expanded exponentially, and so have the associated risks. 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Making Codes of Conduct More Usable and Engaging

By Karen Kroll

Many companies are looking to breathe more life into their staid and dusty codes of conduct.

Not too long ago, many company’s codes of conduct read like a “thesaurus,” running for pages and filled with complex words, says Diane Brown, vice president and head of operations for advisory services at NAVEX Global. Little consideration was given to how often employees actually used them. “They were the book end on the book shelf,” she says.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Portland ethics software maker gets a well-heeled owner

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By Malia Spencer                                         

Ethics and compliance software maker NAVEX Global is going from one private equity owner to another.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Q&A: Vista Private Equity’s Robert Smith and Brian Sheth

By Gillian Tam

Vista Equity Partners is on a tear. In the past month, the technology-focused private-equity firm finalized a $5.8 billion investment fund and agreed to buy three companies: business-software maker Tibco Software Inc.TIBX -0.62%, payment-processing firm TransFirst Holdings Inc. and ethics-and-compliance software maker Navex Global.

The firm says 80% of the Fortune 500 are clients of its companies, which make software for a host of professions including healthcare, recruitment and automotive retailing.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vista Equity Partners to acquire NAVEX Global

NAVEX Global, a major player in the compliance sector, is being acquired by Vista Equity Partners


NAVEX Global, a major player in the compliance sector, is being acquired by Vista Equity Partners.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vista Equity Partners Emerges From Private-Equity Shadows

By Gillian Tam

The firm behind one of the largest leveraged buyouts this year has little visibility outside the world of private equity.

But as Vista Equity Partners finalizes a new $5.8 billion investment fund and sets its sights on more high-profile acquisition targets in the technology industry, that may soon change.

Vista said the fund, its fifth, is its largest to date. The firm—which limits its investments to software, data and “technology-enabled” companies—originally targeted a $3.5 billion fund but ended up attracting much more.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NAVEX Global, Lake Oswego risk-management company, sold again

By Mike Rogoway

NAVEX Global, a Lake Oswego company that helps large organizations comply with legal and regulatory requirements, has been sold again.

Private equity firm The Riverside Company sold the business to another private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners. The companies did not immediately report terms of the deal, but Vista said it has "no plans" to move NAVEX's headquarters from Oregon.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ethical Understanding

Employees need comprehension of—not just lessons on—ethics and compliance

By Ed Silverstein

In recent years, many businesses and other organizations—ranging from Enron to Penn State—have faced embarrassing scandals. These situations may have been avoided altogether if the organizations in question had previously implemented effective ethics and compliance programs.

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