Month: July 2017

Execs Say Ethics Training is No. 1 Challenge to Employee Compliance

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7 questions you should be asking about your compliance training

code of ethics and compliance training

So far this year, unethical workplace behavior has led to the firing of high-profile CEOs, TV hosts and government officials, to name a few, along with huge fines and the inevitable damage to reputations and brands. You have to wonder, what value, if any, did these individuals and organizations place on ethics and compliance training?

During a recent webcast on global ethics and compliance hosted by professional services firm Deloitte, 28.5% of executives polled said the No. 1 challenge to employees complying with their organization’s ethics program is “inconsistency of clear, concise and frequent ethics program communications and training for all employees.” Read On

Ten Things to Know When Rolling Out Compliance Training

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online compliance training rollout

If you’re getting ready to roll out compliance training throughout your organization, here are 10 tips to help you manage deadlines and improve completion rates.

1. Don’t roll out a course, roll out a program
It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but make sure you have a plan for the entire training year. In addition to the initial roll out, assign training to new employees during the onboarding process. Also, tie training to performance goals and assign additional training as part of mid-year promotions. Read On

Outdated Grooming and Headwear Policies Lead to Religious-Discrimination Claims

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Two recent religious discrimination settlements spotlight what can happen when organizations enforce dress codes and grooming policies that aren’t in line with federal and state laws.

The first case involves HospitalityStaff, a staffing firm serving Central Florida’s hospitality industry that agreed to pay $30,000 and implement other steps to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   Read On

Traliant Announces New Code of Conduct Training

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Modular, customizable compliance training for modern learners

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, July 13, 2017 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced a new Code of Conduct training course that uses the power of interactive videos and gamification to help organizations promote a culture of compliance and educate employees on key ethics and compliance issues.

“Organizations spend millions each year to settle ethics and compliance violations, so it’s essential that their code of conduct training is up to date and relevant to a digital workforce,” said Mike Pallatta, Traliant’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our new Code of Conduct training enables organizations to communicate their principles, policies and expectations for dealing with specific risk areas in a way that is interactive, relatable and visually dynamic.” Read On

Chicago Restaurant Chain to Pay $1.9 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Lawsuit

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Rosebud Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Chicago is a town known for its great restaurants, but a popular restaurant group forgot one important ingredient – training employees and managers about race discrimination.

Rosebud Restaurants, Inc., which operates Italian restaurants in the Chicago area, agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a four-year-old race discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that the popular eateries violated civil rights laws by refusing to hire African-American applicants because of their race. Race discrimination in hiring violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read On