PwC 2018 State of Compliance Report

By Radical Compliance Staff | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

PwC released its annual State of Compliance survey on Tuesday, and let’s start with the angst: most compliance officers aren’t confident that their companies’ compliance programs are effective. Of the 825 professionals surveyed, only 17 percent said they are “very satisfied” with the effectiveness of their compliance programs. About 45 percent say they are somewhat…

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Compliance While Cutting Middle Management

By Matt Kelly | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Compliance officers deal with corporate restructurings all the time, including the occasional craze of cutting middle management — “flattening the structure to allow better decision-making” or some CEO-speak like that, when really the company wants to cut spending by cutting heads. As short-sighted moves to cover up bad strategic leadership go, culling middle managers is…

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Review: Complete Compliance Handbook

By Matt Kelly | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tom Fox, the self-proclaimed “FCPA Evangelist” and my friend for years in compliance news and commentary, just published a new book: The Complete Compliance Handbook: A Guide to Operationalizing Your Compliance Program. Fox was generous enough to supply me with an advance copy, so today we have a review of his book in case you’re…

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Compliance Jobs Report: May 18

By Matt Kelly | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new chief compliance officers at YPF, Freddie Mac, and Barclays; mid-level hirings at Cognizant, Walmart, International Paper, and elsewhere. Albemarle is hiring for a few open slots; we have some GRC vendor news. And our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to everyone struggling with payments to…

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Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know me from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.

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