Integrating Off-the-Shelf Learning Modules into Your Compliance Ecosystem

Creating custom, targeted, engaging compliance training does not necessarily mean starting with a blank slate. In fact, you have ample opportunity to customize off-the-shelf learning solutions to meet the needs of your learners, in direct alignment with your organization’s  culture. Perhaps you have an impending need to implement compliance training without the time or expertise...

Why do you need competition law training?

Back in 2013, the European Commission fined a group of six high-profile financial institutions for “participating in cartels in the interest rate derivatives industry,” according to  a European Commission press release. Eight firms were initially fined, with two ultimately escaping punishment, for rigging financial benchmarks of the London interbank offered rate (Libor), the Tokyo interbank...

Sexual Harassment: What’s Next?

Recent sexual assault scandals have rocked the U.S. and the world. High-profile media and entertainment celebrities have been forced to step down from their lofty perches in light of widespread sexual harassment allegations. The behavior of candidates for the highest offices in the land has been scrutinized, placing their candidacy at serious risk. For decades,...

Compliance Training: Using Storytelling to Enhance the Learning Experience

What if compliance training could not only be a necessary and essential means of protecting organizations and employees, but also an exciting learning opportunity? Compliance training courses don’t have to be dull. Despite their bad rap in the past, there are plenty of ways to liven up the material and present it in a way...

Stripping Your Organization of Unconscious Bias

In April of 2018, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police because two black men were sitting in the store, and one had asked to use the bathroom before making a purchase. The men, who had been waiting for a friend, were arrested and later released without charges. After days of national protest and...

GDPR Miniseries: Top 5 Things for HR in Relation to GDPR

As a human resources (HR) professional, you may be groaning at the thought of more, required compliance measures. But no one said this would be easy. Some changes are worth the trouble and the GDPR is among those. Plus, noncompliance can be awfully pricey. Companies charged with violating the GDPR face a potential fine of...

GDPR miniseries: Top 5 Things for the IT Department in Relation to the GDPR

In September 2016, Yahoo was poised to be acquired by Verizon when it announced it had suffered the biggest data breach in history in 2014. Later the company estimated that 3 billion user accounts had been compromised. The buy-out went through, but the breach knocked approximately $350 million off Yahoo’s sale price. This is an...

GDPR Miniseries: Top 5 Things for Supply Chains in Relation to GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in full swing. Do you know how your supply chain is managing your company’s personal data? Are they fully compliant with the GDPR? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you can rest easily at night. If not, your company may be at risk of a data breach,...

GDPR Miniseries: Top 5 Things for Procurement in Relation to GDPR

Did you know that if any third-party vendor your company uses is not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you could be held liable for their actions? And even if you aren’t, your company’s reputation could suffer if a data breach occurs. The case for complying with GDPR is indisputable—the penalties are hefty...

The Cost of Corruption

“Organizational corruption imposes a steep cost on society, easily dwarfing that of street crime.”– The Normalization of Corruption in Organizations, Blake E. Ashforth and Vikas Anand. Organisational corruption is a serious and widespread issue that still plagues many industries today. Corruption is, in essence, the abuse of power, and in some cases, the inducement to...