ICYMI: Your Favorite Ethics & Compliance Blogs from 2017


This year we published almost 100 blogs by 30 different authors on Ethics & Compliance Matters. With the help of our internal NAVEX Global experts and collaboration with external thought leaders, our content has cultivated meaningful dialog, rather than just a broadcast. We look forward to curating more of ethics and compliance’s best practices, original ideas, and innovative insights in 2018.  Until then, here is a recap of the blogs that received the most attention from you, our readers, in 2017. Subscribe to the Ethics & Compliance Matters blog for 2018.

  1. Tame the Data Monster with a Prioritized Threat List | Read

Information is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, but it can also be its Achilles heel. Organizations need to have an archival and retrieval process that is well documented so, in the unfortunate case when data is missing, you’ll have a defensible argument for why it cannot be produced. Learn the key elements of data security management by designing your compliance policy around a prioritized threat list.

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  1. The Binge-Watching Goldfish: A How-to for Training Millennials | Read

Shrinking attention spans has everyone from teachers to advertisers to ethics and compliance training professionals concerned about getting their messages across in meaningful ways. But attention spans may not be shrinking, as much as they are changing. It behooves every training program manager to understand these changes and embrace them to determine the best approaches to capturing attention with their content.

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  1. The Pull & Push of Compliance Policies & Training | Read

Policies and procedures create the framework of an effective ethics and compliance program. However, this framework only resonates through an organization when paired with training. Policies and training together is what ensures that the concepts within our documents are absorbed and adopted. It’s what drives true behavior change and increases the ROI of culture.

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  1. Neglected Hotlines Are an Exception Not the Rule | Read

Contrary to recent reports this year, neglect and misuse of hotlines is not the norm among large organizations. Like almost any technology, hotline systems can’t be effective unless human beings are routinely made aware of them, taught to use them and convinced of their value. The data suggest that, overall, companies are getting better at doing just that by encouraging and handling whistleblower reports.

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  1. How to Go Beyond the Words to Craft Smarter Policies | Read

Having a policy is only the first step to an effective policy. The language we use to craft those policies, the cultural context that surrounds those policies and the relevance of those policies to the daily lives of employees all affect how they resonate within an organization. There is more we need to consider when writing our policies than just words.

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  1. Lessons on Culture and Trust from Military Strategy | Read

Trust – it’s the glue that holds our organizational siloes together, makes our companies quicker and more nimble, and enables us to react faster and with more efficiency than our competitors.  On this we can learn a lot from an unlikely source – military strategy.

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