How to Be Sure You’re GDPR Compliant

How to Be Sure You’re GDPR Compliant

The European Union has updated its consumer data privacy regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a robust piece of legislation that’s setting a new standard for how EU companies manage and protect their customers’ data. The EU is known for imposing considerably more strict cybersecurity protocols compared to the U.S. But many of the companies that conduct business in the EU do not have the digital infrastructure in place to comply with the new law. And time is running out. Since adopting the GDPR in April of 2016, the EU wants companies to be GDPR-compliant by May 25th of 2018. So, if your company is conducting online transactions in the EU, you should take a moment to learn about the GDPR and the steps you can take to comply with the law.


Who Needs to Have an Active Shooter Response Policy?  EVERYONE

Who Needs to Have an Active Shooter Response Policy?  EVERYONE

What happened in Parkland was horrific.  So was what happened at Sandy Hook.  At Columbine.  At Virginia Tech. You know the names and I don’t need to list everyone to make the point.  But here’s another thing you should consider – now, every time you hear “active shooter,” whether it’s paired with alert, response, drill or anything else, you default think of schools.  Of children...

 

Am I Next? Creating a Safe Learning Environment | ETHIX360

Am I Next? Creating a Safe Learning Environment | ETHIX360

In this time of uncertainty, ETHIX360 addresses the fear parents now face by taking their sons and daughters to school. Read our take on the current status quo, and how we can utilize compliance programs to create a safer learning environment.

Lessons Learned.... Lessons Forgotten

Lessons Learned.... Lessons Forgotten

Top Ford exec Raj Nair ousted for inappropriate behavior after an anonymous tip through an employee compliance hotline. Read our take on the latest developments here at Ethix360.com.

The Best Defense against #METOO

The Best Defense against #METOO

When I took this topic on, I thought first “what would people expect a 50 something white male to say about defending themselves against #METOO?”  Would they wonder if I had enacted too many episodes of Mad Men and now wondered how to cover my tracks, and would they be looking for tips and tricks on how to do the same?   But those who know me will more than likely read this and wonder what a father of three daughters in their 20’s and 30’s – all of whom are in the workforce ...

 ETHIX360 Acquires Devesys Technologies, Inc.

ETHIX360 Acquires Devesys Technologies, Inc.

ETHIX360 announced today that it had reached agreement to acquire the assets of Palm Springs, CA based Devesys Technologies, Inc.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the transaction was closed with unanimous consent of both companies’ Boards of Directors.

Celebrate Compliance and Ethics Week in Good Company

Celebrate Compliance and Ethics Week in Good Company

I like knowing that what I do for my company has a direct and positive impact, and something most of us seek throughout our careers.  To me, policies and procedures (P&P) aren’t boring check-the-box documents. Rather, they have a much bigger influence on the company and its growth than many would think.  Whether you have five or 500,000 employees, a strong P&P management program is a must.  I’ve met a lot of business owners throughout my career that have a flawed view of ...

ETHIX360 invests in compliance as it hires their first chief compliance officer

ETHIX360 invests in compliance as it hires their first chief compliance officer

October 30, 2017 | Charlotte, NC – Stephanie Jenkins has joined ETHIX360 as their first Chief Compliance Officer.  In her role, Stephanie will be responsible for oversight of all compliance risks and quality. As Chief Compliance Officer, she will focus on building a culture of compliance from the ground up and help ensure the company meets all its compliance management responsibilities. 

Summer Dress Codes… or When is Too Little Too Much?

Summer Dress Codes… or When is Too Little Too Much?

As I write this, the heat index in Washington DC, where I live, is close to 100 degrees.  It is sweltering, humid and downright miserable.  So I reflected on our staff, and the thousands of others suffering in the dog days of summer, and how employers relax their dress codes – and more importantly how even a relaxed dress code can be abused or create a recipe for ...

  ETHIX360 Announces Exit Interview-as-a-Service

ETHIX360 Announces Exit Interview-as-a-Service

ETHIX360 today announced the release of ReflectionsTM.  Commenting on the release, ETHIX360 founder and CEO J Rollins said, “we are very excited to release ReflectionsTM.  Feedback from our clients has consistently shown that by integrating data gained in 3rd party exit interviews, their visibility into hidden issues has increased by up to 20% enabling them to deploy critical risk mitigation steps reducing their liabilities and...

Time to Think About Generation Z

Time to Think About Generation Z

We are welcoming a new generation into the workplace, Generation Z. Born after 1998, they are also sometimes referred to as Centennials or iGeneration. Gen Z’ers are your new high school graduates and upcoming college students that will be looking for internships and finding their first job in the next few years.  So it’s probably time to stop and reflect on ...

Living in a Compliance Bubble

Living in a Compliance Bubble

One of the many challenges in being a compliance professional is the risk of living in the bubble of your own organization.  We can often get so mired down in the minutia of compliance, investigations, policy management and…let’s admit it…

The Anonymous Dilemma

The Anonymous Dilemma

One of the most common questions we are asked by clients and prospects alike relates to allowing or prohibiting anonymous reports.  Although the answer varies greatly depending on circumstance and allegation type, it seems many of the questions revolve around...

The Cost of Blowing The Whistle

The Cost of Blowing The Whistle

A recent study by three professors looks at 230 of the U.S.'s largest public company frauds disclosed over a 20 year period. The study, entitled "Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud?" addresses how each fraud was discovered. Consistent with every other study on the subject, employee whistleblowers are the largest...

JOSH MCCONNELL JOINS ETHIX360 AS EVP OF STRATEGY AND ALLIANCES

JOSH MCCONNELL JOINS ETHIX360 AS EVP OF STRATEGY AND ALLIANCES

January 1, 2016 | Washington, DC – Josh McConnell has joined ETHIX360 as EVP of Strategy and Alliances.  In his role, Josh will lead all of ETHIX360’s efforts around channel development on a global basis, as well as serve on the executive leadership team of the company.  Josh’s near 30 years of experience as an executive in the HR industry allow him to bring tremendous institutional knowledge to bear on the challenges companies face regarding compliance.  As a long time executive at Lowell, MA based Kronos Incorporated, Josh held various executive and leadership roles that included establishing and overseeing key resellers and channel partners, managing regional offices and serving as a key member of teams that evaluated numerous M&A opportunities

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

At ETHIX360 we’re frequently asked, “How many incidents are normal for a company of my size?”  That’s a tough question to answer, but it can be very revealing.  David Maxfield is a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for business performance, and in article recently published in the Harvard Business Journal, he addressed now as much the sound of silence as...

20/20 Vision Was a Bit Myopic

20/20 Vision Was a Bit Myopic

Most of our clients use our systems to help employees report Code of Conduct violations. So when I saw last night’s episode of ABC News’ 202/20 was focused on sexual harassment, I had to tune in...

When Transparency Becomes Clear as Mud

When Transparency Becomes Clear as Mud

Even well intentioned regulations at times have negative unintended consequences.  And such is the case with new Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) regulations on electronic reporting of workplace injuries.  For a long time it has become “common sense” common practice for employers to enforce drug and alcohol testing after the occurrence of a workplace injury....

What does Brexit mean to Brethics

What does Brexit mean to Brethics

Clearly there is a lot of political fallout over Great Britain’s recent vote to exit the EU – for days after the vote it dominated the news cycles.  We all heard both the fear and support of the decision by the British people.  We heard about immigration, defense, monetary policy and regulatory authority.  And those are certainly all things citizens need to understand and debate, governments need to discern and minimize the fall out of what looks to be a very expensive divorce settlement for all involved.

But we’re an ethics company, and although interested in the political ramifications (it’s impossible after all to grow up and live in Washington DC without being a political junkie!), I came back to “what does this mean for my clients?” and “how do I counsel their ethics and compliance reporting strategies in light of Brexit?” ...