Employee Awareness Programs
The Power of Ethics & Compliance Program Awareness
In years past, simply having a hotline/helpline service provided sufficient legal coverage in the event of a compliance issue. However, changes to the current global regulatory environment have increasingly put the onus on internal compliance departments to be more visible as a resource.
For example, the Dodd-Frank Act, UK Bribery Act, various Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) reached through the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as broader industry-level best practices now require active promotion of ethics and compliance programs along with verifiable use metrics.
The Dodd-Frank Act also provides a provision that incentivizes reporting of wrongdoing to the SEC Office of the Whistleblower. A recent study by the National Whistleblowers Center found that nearly 90 percent of employees who eventually seek legal recourse initially reported their concerns internally, either to a supervisor or the legal/compliance department. These facts both point to one thing: employees need to know about the resources available to them via the hotline or helpline in order to effectively protect the organization. Failure to achieve program awareness can increase the risk of escalation to government channels and the potential for significant costs related to litigation, fines and reputational damage in the courts of public opinion.
Whether your workforce simply needs a reminder or implementation of a full communications campaign, NAVEX Global has tools and services designed to engage your employees with vital awareness of your ethics and compliance program helping to protect your people, your reputation and your bottom line.
Scalable to Meet Your Needs
We offer three scalable options to meet the needs of every organization’s awareness goals
Option 1: Standard Templates
Our most cost-effective option, NAVEX Global offers a series of pre-designed templates which provide a quick and simple way to introduce or remind your organization about your ethics and compliance program. Select a template and NAVEX Global will add your logo, hotline/helpline number and Web Intake Site URL to posters, brochures and/or wallet cards. Our standard materials are available in translated versions for the European Union (EU) and broader global communities. Pre-translated versions are available in the following languages:
- English (International)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Portuguese (European)
- Simplified Chinese
- French (Canada)
- French (European)
- Spanish (Castilian)
- Spanish (Latin America)
Option 2: Standard Plus Templates
For those who require more tailored content, NAVEX Global offers our standard templates with limited customization services for posters, brochures and wallet cards. Examples include client-provided text changes, image changes or adding multiple logos to the design. Our Standard Plus option affords our customers their desired messaging with a shortened delivery timeframe.
Whether your workforce simply needs a reminder or implementation of a full communications campaign, NAVEX Global has tools and services designed to engage your employees to create and strengthen awareness of your vital ethics and compliance program, helping to protect your people, your reputation and your bottom line.
Option 3: Custom Awareness Materials
Custom Awareness Materials allow for a truly unique design and message. Whether existing branding requirements are incorporated, or a new brand is established specifically for the program, our creative experts will work with you to develop materials that will provide continuity to your initiatives.
Beyond the standard materials, additional products may be developed to assist you in promoting your program. Employee kits, magnets, ID badges and topic-based posters are just a few options available.
Custom Awareness Campaigns
NAVEX Global Advisory Services team is available to team up with clients – along with our communications and creative experts – for a head-to-toe needs assessment of messaging and awareness effectiveness and to make program recommendations. A review of previous efforts is completed, leveraged and assessed for areas of improvement, and then work proceeds with your internal brand team to build a comprehensive awareness campaign, ensuring critical culture and compliance messages reach all facets of your organization.
About NAVEX Global, Inc.
NAVEX Global’s comprehensive suite of ethics and compliance software, content and services helps organizations protect their people, reputation and bottom line. Trusted by 95 of the FORTUNE 100 and more than 12,500 clients, our solutions are informed by the largest ethics and compliance community in the world.