We're pretty proud to be a Canadian based ethics reporting services provider. Based in West Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia, most Vancouverites tend to concentrate on their own corner of the world. With a milder climate, an ocean and mountains in our back yard, we sometimes forget there's a great expanse of forest, lakes, and endless Tim Hortons between us and the Atlantic. So, to change things up a bit, have a bit of fun to celebrate Canada Day, and in keeping with the usual ethics and fraud themes, we've found some strange Canadian laws that are still in the books. Some of these had us saying 'Wow, eh? Didn't know that!' And they may have you blowing the whistle on your neighbours!
I'm not even sure how to start this post, because it seems very random. So let's just dive in and see where we go. #metoo is a voice for many sexual assault victims to break their silence about their own personal experiences.
As the #metoo movement gains more traction, many more companies are stepping up their game and letting all employees know, harassment of any kind is completely not acceptable.
"Tone at the top refers to the ethical atmosphere that is created in the workplace by the organization's leadership." "Whatever tone management sets will have a trickle-down effect on employees of the company. If the tone set by managers upholds ethics and integrity, employees will be more inclined to uphold those same values."
Remember the good old days of shopping through the Sears Catalogue? Well that ended 15 years ago! Today we can order almost anything by simply talking into a device. At the speed of light, technology is raising consumer's standards and there's no looking back. Needless to say, today's customers and business buyers are expecting a lot from companies, but many don’t have faith in those companies to deliver.
This year's Annual Compliance Week Conference certainly delivered with powerful insights and ideas. Taking over the main floor of the historic Mayflower Hotel, many ethics and compliance professionals were not only looking forward to networking with other industry professionals, they were eager to listen to one speaker in particular.