Between corporate policies, employee manuals, standard operating procedures and more, employees face a constant barrage of documents and materials designed to inform and set company expectations. While this onslaught of materials poses a challenge to the employee, for organizations, it presents a serious dilemma.Read more
No one can forget the whirlwind of panic in the run-up to the GDPR deadline. Watching the world’s largest organisations scrambling to ensure their data and processes complied was fascinating. However, what about compliance standards now? In the first half of 2019, there were reports of over 4,056 data security incidents.Read more
Despite the near-constant barrage of reports about the risks of non-compliance or the latest GDPR breaches and fines, the data tells us that UK companies are struggling to achieve complete compliance. A 2018 Baker McKenzie survey of over 500 companies found that 52% of large UK corporates have unresolved compliance issues yet to be discovered by a regulator.Read more
In addition to blogging about compliance and environmental health and safety, my colleague John Arendes, Skillsoft’s Vice President and GM of Global Compliance Solutions, and I are regular contributors to many industry periodicals and magazines. Here’s a selection of our most recent contributions, all of which provide useful and practical advice as organizations work to promote a safe and ethical workplace.Read more
In a previous blog post, I offered four reasons why you should attend EMEA Perspectives.
Now that the event has wrapped, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at how the day shaped up against those promises.Read more
What is your organizational process for ensuring all employees receive the necessary documents, policies or procedures to successfully and competently carry out their job? How do you prove that employees received those documents and that they understand the information contained in them?Read more
For the past ten years, nearly all the federal agencies have licensed Skillsoft’s training content that support the federal acquisition workforce with opportunities to participate in continuous learning activities through their agency Learning Management Systems (LMS).
Recently, Skillsoft collaborated with the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) to identify and review continuous learning opportunities which align with the FAC-P/PM competencies to assist the federal acquisition workforce in meeting their continuous learning point (CLP) requirements.Read more
By Norm Ford
Today I want to talk about blended learning, the third component of successful compliance training. So far, as part of a six-part series on this topic, I have discussed the vital role alignment and a risk-based approach play in the design, implementation, and realization of an effective and successful compliance program.Read more
By John Arendes
A recent EEOC Select Task Force on the study of Harassment in the Workplace is an extensive look inside what are often tawdry, offensive, unfair and hurtful work environments. It serves many purposes, one of which reminds us that the recent rash of very public situations of harassment are neither unique nor confined to ‘men of power’; workplace harassment is, in fact, endemic, pervasive and nothing new.Read more
Last month I spoke about the six themes that repeatedly appear in discussions around successful compliance programs; six categories that each month we are looking at individually and in greater detail. I covered alignment last time, so today I want to look at the issue of the risk based approach to compliance.Read more