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Compliance
October 16, 2017

The Many Compliance Challenges of Mobile Computing

Mobile computing presents a unique set of challenges to compliance officers. Our devices are truly omnichannel and not just dedicated to one aspect of our lives.  No organization can be fully compliant with data protection regulations when its staff carry personal devices with sensitive information on them; many of these devices…
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Leadership and career
October 13, 2017

The 3 Common Challenges of ERM

In 2017, it’s time for many organizations to stop viewing risk management in silos and begin implementing a comprehensive enterprise risk management (ERM) program. Adoption is slow, however, due to some common challenges, especially when it comes to finding a consistent method of defining, assessing and reporting risk. A good…
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Compliance
October 11, 2017

Employment Law Retaliation in the Digital Age

What Kinds of Social Media Posts are Protected? Employees are increasingly using social media to complain about their employment and employers.  As a result, employment-law retaliation claims based on social media activity are on the rise. Employers must treat social media activity with the same concern for retaliation claims as…
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Leadership and career
October 9, 2017

The Only Way is Ethics

Morals and Morale in the Workplace There’s a degree of trust at every level of an organisation. Depending on size, it may or may not be easy to communicate with every echelon, but senior figures should always be fully aware of what the attitude and outlook is throughout the company…
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Leadership and career
October 6, 2017

Gender Diversity: The New Business Imperative for Success

Baker Botts recently sponsored a diversity summit in New York, and one common theme throughout the event was the need for organizations to treat gender parity as a business imperative. Companies tend to approach the issue seriously, but many fail to measure results, which complicates any effort to drive incremental…
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Leadership and career
October 3, 2017

Risk Management: Avoiding Blind Spots

Though virtually every involved party was at fault to some degree, bias on multiple fronts was largely the cause of the 2008 financial crisis. Given that bias in risk management can result in a disastrous event such as this one, protecting against biases is critical. Jim DeLoach presents several strategies…
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Compliance
October 2, 2017

5 Ways to Elevate the Board’s Oversight of Compliance

Does your organization view compliance as a “check the box” exercise? Many companies do. Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, feels differently and shares five ways a board can start broadening its view – and management’s view – of compliance to include issues of culture.
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Compliance
September 29, 2017

Introducing 6 Questions With a Compliance & Ethics Officer

Today I want to alert you to a new initiative spearheaded by our friends at SAI Global. As you know, they're the folks behind Compliance Officer Day, and as part of an ongoing commitment to support those who work in Compliance and Ethics, they've just launched an interview series that…
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Leadership and career
September 27, 2017

Quit Erecting Barriers: 10 Strategies for Greater Success

No doubt there are hurdles each of us face on the path to professional success, but often those obstacles are of our own making. Linda Henman shares guidance to help executives, business leaders and virtually any professional get out of his or her own way.
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Compliance
September 25, 2017

Working in a “Happy Talk” Corporate Culture

When Organizations Lack Real Commitment to E&C Every Chief Compliance Officer wants to be on the same page as the C-Suite and board of directors when it comes to a commitment to ethics and compliance. Without experience working inside the organization, however, it is difficult to tell the difference between…
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