Ethical Standards A company’s ethical standards are a major part of its identity, and one of the factors upon which customers will base buying decisions. A company that does not give proper priority to its ethical stance on important matters will suffer in the marketplace, so selecting the best type of ethics and compliance training may be one of the most important decisions a company can make. Public Perception and Advertising Marketing and public relations will look to leverage ethical business practice as a major component in publicity and advertising. Plastic-free packaging, minimal waste and humane farming are not
Just about any CEO will say that their business has a strong commitment to operating with integrity. While the commitment to being ethical may be true, it is often the practice of enforcing an ethical code of conduct that becomes the issue. The board and the top tier of management may put guidelines or policies in place to ensure that the workforce is staying on the ethical path, but all of the guidelines in the world won’t matter if no one inside the organization is enforcing them.
Most businesses consider a strong commitment to performing with integrity a "must have." However, some struggle to put it into practice when compliance is left purely to the compliance professionals. A company-wide culture of integrity, not just on a corporate level, but also on a social and environmental level, begins with the board and the CEO, and cascades down through an organization to its most junior employees.
According to a recent Deloitte study, 94-per cent of executives and 80-per cent of employees believe that corporate culture is important. Within a workplace culture, employees share assumptions, attitudes, beliefs and values. Companies with a strong culture of compliance perform better, retain staff longer, and elevate their brand every single day. That’s why integrity should be at the heart of your culture and your brand. There are many ways to reinforce integrity in your organization, but training and communication and training are paramount.
Matt My name is Matt Plass. I am the CEO of the US business and I am joined today by my colleague Mark Dorosz, who is the head of the Integrity Ethics and Compliance Training product. Today is an introduction to the launch; a soft launch if you like, because this is almost a sneak...
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 to create new content, or without the funding to develop quality interactive learning solutions.
"While the federal government repeatedly ignores the voices of women speaking out against the scourge of sexual violence, in New York, we are taking action," Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, said. On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law the FY 2019 New York State Budget, which included important sexual harassment standards for all employers in the state. A proposal from his 2018 Women's Agenda for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity; the package is, according to New York State, the most comprehensive one pertaining to sexual harassment in the United States.
Sexual harassment prevention is essential for your organization. Not only does it ensure that every employee feels safe and comfortable, but in many instances, it enables you to remain legally compliant with your state’s laws. Many states outline specific rules concerning the provision of sexual harassment training in the workplace.