2014’s Top Ten Ethics and Compliance Issues from the NAVEX Global Blog

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Newly redesigned blog is a place where industry experts tackle the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities in ethics and compliance

Ethics and compliance software and solution provider NAVEX Global today announced 2014’s top ten issues from their Ethics and Compliance Matters blog http://blog.navexglobal.com.

“Our newly redesigned blog is a place where industry experts tackle the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities in ethics and compliance,” said Diane Brown, vice president and head of operations for the NAVEX Global Advisory Services team. “We take ethics and compliance insights to the next level, with thought-provoking and faster analysis of how breaking news and controversial topics impact corporate culture—making it a daily must-read for compliance professionals and those involved with organizational ethics and governance.”

Top Ethics and Compliance Articles from 2014

The top ten topics from NAVEX Global’s blog for 2014 are below. A list of links to all articles can be found at http://blog.navexglobal.com/TopArticles2014:

1.    Five Strategies For Addressing Social Media Risks (Without Breaking the Bank or Using Up Valuable Seat Time)

Social media has a hard time beating out pressing compliance risks like privacy, insider trading, conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption. But ignoring the risk altogether is certainly not a wise decision. By taking five key steps you can start to weave social media guidelines and education into your compliance program.

2.    Getting Ahead of the Changing Legal Landscape Around Marijuana Use: Avoiding Nine Common Policy Mistakes

Once a policy that typically needed little attention or updating, the legalization of marijuana—even for the limited purpose of medical use—is throwing companies’ drug and alcohol use policies into the spotlight. We cover nine common mistakes employers make in their policies, and how to avoid them.

3.    Think High Stakes Whistleblowing is Just a U.S. Phenomenon? Think Again.

Find out more about SEC’s largest ever whistleblower payout of $30 million and the implications for legal and ethics and compliance professionals and the global organizations they serve.

4.    Nine Key Strategies to Boost Your EC Program Effectivenes and Strengthen Your Corporate Culture

Creating an ethics and compliance program that reaches and maintains peak effectiveness—and supports a strong corporate culture—takes tremendous effort and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. In this post, we explore nine key strategies ethics and compliance professionals can use to ensure that their programs are meeting their goals—and staying ahead of the curve.

5.    How Does Your Ethics and Compliance Training Measure Up?

More than 700 key decision-makers and individuals responsible for ethics and compliance training revealed surprising insights about their top program priorities and challenges. We explore how these insights are vital to how organizations can better benchmark their own training programs.

6.    Waking Up to Massive Third Party Risk Exposure: Critical Issues To Address

Companies are increasingly coming to terms with the fact that they must address escalating third party risks before significant reputational and financial issues arise.

7.    Hear it From Employees First: Why Managers Should Encourage Whistleblowers     

Toxic cultures can undermine even the best policies and procedures. Discover the benefits of whistleblowing in the workplace—and how to create a “speak up” culture.

8.    Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail: Keys To Raising Employee Awareness of Ethics and Compliance Programs

Compliance professionals must avoid letting their programs fail to hit the mark due to a lack of planning around how, when and with whom ethics and compliance information will be shared. Explore critical steps in an effective ethics and compliance employee awareness program.

9.    Jail Time and Multi-National Cooperation in Investigations: Clues to Future Enforcement of U.K. Financial Crimes

Get ahead of trends affecting the future enforcement of U.K. financial crimes, including jail time for convicted executives and the role of multi-national cooperation in financial crime investigations.

10.    Retaliation Exposure Tipping Point? Lawson vs. FMR Extends SOX Whistleblower Protections to Private Company Employees

Lawson vs. FMR demonstrates a commitment to expanding protections for whistleblowers. Learn how to take proactive steps to identify whistleblower risks and implement or enhance current plans to address them.

About Ethics and Compliance Matters

Ethics and Compliance Matters is written by the leading compliance experts in the industry. Contributors’ expertise includes online ethics and compliance training, whistleblower hotlines, third party risk management, policy management, case management and employee awareness programs.

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About NAVEX Global

NAVEX Global’s comprehensive suite of ethics and compliance software, content and services helps protect your people, reputation and bottom line. The trusted global expert to nearly 75 of the FORTUNE 100 and 8,000+ clients overall, our solutions are informed by the largest ethics and compliance community in the world.

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