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    integrity

    Business integrity is not optional and silence is the enemy

    - by Vault Platform

    “Recognize that integrity is not an optional subject anymore. You’ve got to get over your discomfort as a leader and recognize that silence and ambiguity are the enemies of integrity. This is part of the leadership that your employees and the world need from you.”

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    Mental health at work

    Declining mental health and the ethical workplace

    - by James Middleton

    The abrupt life changes caused by the pandemic continue to propagate elevated stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues among the global workforce. A report released this month reveals that the risk for depression among US workers has risen an alarming 102% since February of this year and shows little sign of abating.

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    blind-to-truth

    Pressure to ignore ethics grows under COVID

    - by Neta Meidav

    According to the ECI, globally, more than one in every five employees feels pressure to compromise their organization’s ethics standards, policies, or the law.

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    for-women

    The real Women’s Equality Day is still over the horizon

    - by Neta Meidav

    Women’s Equality Day is a bit of a misnomer, historically speaking. It’s even a misnomer in the context of the present day. Equality, for all women, is still a long way off, especially when it comes to representation in the workplace. 

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    silence-secret

    Misconduct claims hit share prices hard

    - by Vault Platform

    There’s new data out showing the impact of sexual misconduct at work on a company’s share price. Companies with complaints of harassment or discrimination perform far worse than others in the same sector, according to University of Manitoba Assistant Professor of Finance Shiu-Yik Au.

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    Speak up culture

    4 steps to an effective speak up program

    - by Neta Meidav

    Every organization will have misconduct at some point in some form, it’s a statistical probability and has little bearing on how ‘good’ a culture is. So a good speak up program becomes about uncovering or surfacing misconduct and resolving it before it grows and enables a toxic culture. 

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    ethical-behavior

    The role of compliance in speak up culture 

    - by Vault Platform

    One of the many things 2020 will be noted for is an increased focus on the intersection between the functions of compliance, legal, and HR – more specifically regarding the direction of a company’s culture and whether the company and its employees act with integrity. 

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    Safety program at work

    Diversity is like a workplace safety program

    - by Neta Meidav

    If you had a series of accidents in your company that resulted in lawsuits and reputational damage, you would create a systemic program looking at work redesign, communications, training, metrics, rewards, and incident reporting. Diversity in business is no different and should be treated like a safety program.

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    EU Whistleblowing Directive

    Optimizing internal reporting ahead of the EU Whistleblower Directive 

    - by Neta Meidav

    In preparation for this legal requirement, employers are reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of their internal reporting solutions. Some may also be acquiring their first-ever reporting mechanism. Given the diverse challenges of the moment and widespread unrest around inequality and ethical behavior in the workplace, employers should be considering advanced reporting solutions that protect their culture in addition to meeting regulatory requirements. 

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    end systemic racism

    The equality agenda is being set back. What can HR do about it?

    - by Neta Meidav

    As the dual impact of COVID-19 and systemic discrimination continues to be felt by businesses worldwide, concerns are growing that the equity and equality agenda has been set back by years.