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Marjorie Doyle on Organizational Ethics [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Marjorie Doyle, in addition to her years leading compliance and ethics programs, has long taught organizational ethics at SCCE’s domestic and international Basic Compliance and Ethics Academy.  In this podcast, she provides a primer on the topic. As she explains, organizational ethics is a focus on the organization’s values and how […]

What is a Culture of Integrity & How Do We Get There?

15 Questions with Roy Snell, Retiring CEO of the Society of Corporate Ethics & Compliance and How to Implement a Culture of Compliance in Your Own Workplace If compliance is your profession, or you’ve never heard of it before – you should read this article. Read it because the compliance community will directly impact the […]

Jimmy Chatsuthiphan on Managing Compliance Programs in Asia [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub There are a number of challenges to managing compliance programs in Asia:  With dozens of countries and thousands of languages, one size does not fit all.  There is tremendous diversity in cultures.  Some countries are common law and others are civil law societies.  Governments have different priorities for enforcement. But compliance […]

Would Your Anti-Bribery Program Pass a Litmus Test?

By Mark Speck Managing Partner, Specktrum Inc. and Hawkeye Financial If nothing else the ISO 37001 standards can act as a Litmus Test for an organization’s anti-bribery program It certainly was an exhilarating experience leading a session on the value of and path it takes to achieve an ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems certification at […]

Supporting Women-Owned Businesses Internationally Is Good For Everyone

By Alexandra A. Wrage President & Founder of TRACE In many respects, what’s good for governance is also good for business. Developing a diverse supply and marketing chain exemplifies this sort of fortunate correlation. Worldwide, women-owned businesses are expanding in number and in size, throughout an ever-wider range of industries. For those doing business abroad, […]

Adam Greene on HIPAA and the HITECH Act [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Both HIPAA and the HITECH Act have been around forever in compliance years, but that doesn’t mean that the challenges they pose have all been met. In fact, Adam Greene, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Washington, DC explains that the risks keep changing because technology keeps evolving.  Big data, […]

Measuring Effectiveness with Compliance Benchmark Surveys

By Richard Kusserow President/CEO of Strategic Management Services Compliance culture surveys provide an inexpensive method to gain effectiveness metrics Knowledgeable Compliance Officers are aware that simply layering in compliance documents that address the seven standard elements of an effective compliance program does not necessarily mean that the compliance program is effective. If there is only […]

Jeff Klink on Kickback Schemes and Due Diligence in Asia [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub As CEO of Klink & Co., Jeff Klink has a unique and broad perspective on the challenges of global compliance programs, especially those operating in Asia.  Lately, he reports in this podcast, he has seen a rise of troubling kickback schemes plaguing large global manufacturers.  Employees are finding creative ways to […]

College Presidents Doomed by Athletics Scandals

By David D. Dodge On October 21, 2018 The New Yorker published a piece in The Sunday Archive entitled Scandals by Erin Overbey and Joshua Rothman.  In the opening paragraph, the authors raised the question, “Are we living in a post-scandal age?  On the one hand – especially in the political realm – events […]

Are Your Comms in an Email Rut? Twenty Alternatives to Pique Employee Interest

By Kristy Grant-Hart Ding. Ding. Ding. Email. Email. Email. For many compliance professionals, communication takes place only one way—via email. It’s estimated that the average employee receives 121 emails per day. While email can be a valuable way to communicate en masse about compliance policies and requirements, it’s not always the best way to communicate. […]

Brendan LeMoult on Whistleblowing at JTI [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub These days it seems that most helplines are handled by external providers.  But, not ever company goes down that route.  For Brendan LeMoult, Fiscal Affairs and Anti-Illicit Trade Vice President at JTI, having an internal whistleblower line has distinct advantages. As he explains via this podcast, the company takes allegations itself […]

The Perils of “Good” Compliance Results

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates The set of NBC’s hit TV series The Office includes an office suite (where many hijinks ensue) and an attached warehouse. In Season 2, Episode 5, office manager Michael Scott visits the warehouse and causes colossal destruction with a forklift. Then, much to warehouse foreman Darryl […]

SCCE’s CEI – for Newbies and Oldies

By Joe Murphy, JD, CCEP, CCEP-I Compliance Strategists I have read how useful the SCCE CEI is for newbies.  And I am certain that is true.  But what about us “oldies,” the ones who have been around for a long time, or even from the beginning?  I worry that some of my contemporaries have […]

It’s Not You: Work Visas Are Getting Harder to Secure

By Richard Burke CEO, Envoy Global In the headlines, we mostly hear about immigration policy around illegal border crossings and family separation. But a lot of other changes are happening behind the scenes that are making it harder for legal immigrants to enter and stay in the country, as This American Life highlighted in a […]

Kasey Ingram on Compliance Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquistions [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub When it comes to compliance due diligence during a merger or acquisition, the number one thing to know, says Kasey Ingram of ISK Americas, is that regulators expect it as a part of an effective compliance program. Even if the regulators didn’t have these expectations, it’s just plain prudent, he argues.  […]

Steve Harrison on Pursuing a New Compliance Position [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Sometimes you have to move on, whether it’s because your current compliance and ethics position isn’t working out, or because opportunity comes knocking. Steve Harrison of Conselium works with compliance professionals looking for new job opportunities and for companies looking to hire them.  He took time at the 2018 Compliance and […]

7 Tips on Describing Your Business Values

By Serena Dorf Content Writer Many business owners understand the importance of business values as the core of their business. But very few understand the importance of describing their business values to create a befitting image on the mind of their clients and prospects. Your business values represent your business philosophy, principles and what it […]

What Can MLB Learn from the NBA?

By David D. Dodge On the heels of Sports Illustrated’s (SI) explosive story earlier this year on the Dallas Mavericks, the magazine featured another exclusive story on October 8 entitled, “Inside the Underbelly.”  This story by L. Jon Wertheim described “the migration of Latin American talent to Major League Baseball – particularly players from […]


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