Ethics Training and Employee Needs 14:20, June 1, 2017

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Maslow’s now-famous hierarchy of needs suggests that human beings must have their basic physiological and safety needs met before they can seek out higher-level psychological needs such as love, self-esteem, and creativity. This applies to the workplace. The influx of Millennials into the workplace, and research about the importance of values as a business driver, […]

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 Despite Progress, Compliance Problems Still Exist Most companies are making progress with compliance — they have codes of conduct, are working to improve their cultures, and are hiring staff including compliance, diversity, privacy and ethics officers. These companies should be credited for laying down necessary, ethical infrastructures. Yet, despite these efforts, terrible things happen in […]

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Many large enterprises provide compliance training to their employees. A 2017 report by KPMG provides survey data and analysis of compliance best practices, including employee communication and training. This post pulls out data points that allow us to better evaluate the value of effective online compliance training. KPMG’s The Compliance Journey (“the Survey”) surveyed organizations […]

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The Bad News.  Data breaches are on the rise. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), which has been tracking data security risks since 2005, released a report in which it counted 430 data breaches between April 2016 and April 2017. This shows a 37% increase from 2015-2016, according to Credit Union Times. This is a scary […]

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Corporate compliance training educates employees and staff about how to comply with external laws and internal policies, like company values and codes of conduct. According to Professor Donald C. Langevoort in his article Monitoring the Behavioral Economics of Corporate Compliance with Law, “By most accounts, compliance begins with education” and “effective communication.” Staff, employees, and agents […]

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Engagement is necessary for online learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Engaged learners are attentive, curious, interested, optimistic, and passionate while learning, indicating a high level of motivation for internalizing the material. Millennials make up over a third of the workforce, making them the biggest proportion of the national workforce. At LawRoom, we think […]

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Not all training is created equal. In a sea of competing corporate mandates, understanding why one training program is fundamentally better than another requires an understanding of the intellectual, emotional, and meaning-making needs of the employee-as-adult-learner. Case-based learning helps to accomplish that.  Effective training cannot simply focus on the topics we want to impart. It […]

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The development of vaccines has all but eradicated infectious diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus, and by 1979 completely eradicated smallpox, which killed 300-500 million people in the 20th century alone. Herd immunity generated by vaccines is second only to clean water as the most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious disease, […]

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A new sexual harassment training mandate is now effective in California. Signed on September 29, 2016, AB 1661 mandates local agencies to train officers and elected officials in sexual harassment prevention. Local agencies are any “city, county, city and county, charter city, charter county, charter city and county, or special district” in California. AB 1661 requires […]

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For many of us who work in compliance, the crucial role of training in creating and maintaining diverse workplaces that are free of discrimination is abundantly clear. Since the enactment of Title VII that protects individuals from unfair discrimination in the workplace, the employment landscape of our nation has changed rapidly to more adequately reflect […]

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