For several weeks now we’ve been spot-lighting good practices in corporate governance and compliance during the Covid-19 crisis. Today we’re flipping the script to call out some stupendously inept corporate behavior in these difficult times. Everyone, say hello to the Boston Sports Club. BSC is one of those upscale urban personal fitness chains; you probably…

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compliance jobs

First, we sympathize with everyone suffering job loss and economic privation these days, as this week’s unemployment numbers demonstrate so painfully. That said, the Compliance Jobs Report endures. We have several new hires and promotions to note; the perfect job opening for someone who wants to get away from it all; and our Meme of…

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IDORP

Well, here’s a stroke of luck: a compliance officer I know in the tech sector happened to begin a project at the start of this year — developing an infectious disease response program for his firm. Maybe this CCO had a premonition of the future; maybe he had an inkling that Covid-19 would become a…

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survey

Calling all compliance officers who deal with internal reporting systems, which should be all of you: several academics in the “whistleblower research” field need your help with a survey they’re conducting. Please take this survey hosted by the University of Texas, which asks several questions about how compliance professionals receive and review different types of…

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whistleblower

Some compliance professional out there just received a $450,000 whistleblower award from the Securities and Exchange Commission — apparently after that person took his or her concerns to management, was ignored, and then brought those concerns to the SEC instead.  The SEC announced the award on Monday. As usual, we don’t know many details. A…

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The Compliance Jobs Report continues! This week we have news from Bausch Health, Welbilt, Johnson & Johnson, and a few other companies. We also have news of a compliance vendor that seems to be on the upswing, plus a few job openings from New York real estate to Silicon Valley social media. And our Meme…

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women

In some parallel world where Covid-19 does not exist, hundreds of people were in London today to celebrate the winners of the 2020 Women in Compliance awards. Here in our world, that event has been canceled — but we do still have winners to announce!  This is the seventh year for the Women in Compliance…

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pandemic

Companies everywhere are racing to retool their risk management operations to address Covid-19, and I’ve been on a quest to find as much guidance as possible to pass along to everyone else. The GRC software firm Galvanize (formerly known as ACL) just hosted an emergency webinar to talk about how it’s trying to cope —…

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covid

As we all struggle to understand the new compliance challenges forced upon us by covid, today I pass along an example relayed to me by a compliance officer working in financial services. From nitty-gritty issues of policy and procedure, to substantive questions about risk assessment, my friend told quite the thought-provoking tale.  We’ll call my…

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IDORP

The following post has nothing to do with corporate compliance or audit, but it’s something that has been on my mind about the Covid-19 crisis for a while. Read it if you want; if not, skip this post and come back Monday for more coverage related to what we do. Anyway, my issue is this:…

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