How a company "fixes" its anti-harassment policy matters

by Amanda Nieweler
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.

The bar for tone at the top has been set high

by Amanda Nieweler
"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."

Ethics reporting with a human touch

by Amanda Nieweler
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.

Compliance, Ethics, and Dr. Seuss

by Amanda Nieweler
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.

How to turn employees into whistleblowers

by Amanda Nieweler
As the title may suggest, this is actually not meant to sound completely crazy. In fact the opposite is true. You want your employees to be whistleblowers. Yes you do, trust us! Why? Because they're the people who see things happen!

Pilot fired for aborting flight for safety concern. Is company culture to blame?

by Amanda Nieweler
In the air transport business more than any other, the human element is everything. That big plane in front of the hangar is only as good as the man who flies it, and he is only as good as the people on the ground who work with him. - W. A. (Pat) Patterson, President United Airlines, quoted in 'High Horizons'. You're buckled in your seat and your flight has just taken off. Suddenly there's the smell of smoke. The pilot makes an emergency landing and wants all passengers to evacuate the plane. That pilot was then fired for his actions. That pilot is Jason Kinzer, and when he made the decision to bring his plane back for an emergency landing, and evacuate all the passengers, he was let go from Allegiant Air.