Impact of Remote Work on Ethics & Compliance

Impact of Remote Work on Ethics & Compliance
03/12/2020 James Middleton
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A significant proportion of the world’s population has spent the best part of the last 12 months bouncing in and out of lockdown, while the COVID-19 pandemic prompted an overnight rollout of remote working practices for many workplaces.

About half of businesses were caught off guard, having no remote working policy in place while others were forced to accelerate their initiatives on the fly. By the end of 2020, many organizations’ definitions of “the workplace” had changed dramatically.

For businesses that have successfully navigated the crisis so far, leaders are now addressing the process of taking employees ‘back to work’ in a changed business landscape. Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer found that trust in traditional institutions such as government and media was already at an all-time low – and while in general this trust seems likely to sink lower, organizations have a great opportunity to build up that trust with their people by guiding and supporting them.

Remote working resources for HR and Compliance

With this in mind, we have compiled some resources to help organizations mitigate the impact on workplace culture:

  1. Finding opportunity in crisis: How organizations can take the opportunity to rethink what type of workplace they want to return to
  2. The five pillars of remote working: Josh Bersin’s take on tools, rules, and resources
  3. The rising challenge of digital discrimination: Protecting your people in a ‘cyber culture’
  4. HR tools to maintain a healthy culture for remote workers: A webinar case study with global advertising agency M&C Saatchi
  5. Our ebook on navigating Culture and Compliance in a (post-)COVID world

Inevitably, there are significant impacts on Ethics & Compliance programs. To study the issue in greater depth, Vault Platform joined an Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) working group looking at the impact of remote work on strategy, risk management, culture, speak up climate and processes, and accountability.

You can pre-register to receive the best practice report produced by the ECI Working Group by filling out the form below. The report is due to be published in mid-December 2020.

 

Impact of Remote Working on Ethics & Compliance best practice report