Cannabis Legalization In Canada - Are Your Policies Ready?

by Amanda Nieweler
First of all, I never thought I'd see the day where I'd use the word "cannabis" in one of my blog posts, let alone, the first word in the subject line. But yet, here we are. In Canada. Where consuming pot will be legal on October 17, 2018. Are your policies up to date on cannabis use on or off the workplace?

How Many Pages Do Company Policies Actually Have to Be?

by Amanda Nieweler
The short answer is, keep it simple! Nothing draws the audible release of the breath of dread more than pages and pages of text riddled with big long sentences. Let's face it, nobody gets excited about reading pages upon pages of hard to understand policies. Yet company policies tend to live in their own world of expectation and apprehension. They live somewhere on a company's intranet, nobody knows where. Everyone has seen them at least once, but couldn't recite any content. Yet they are very important for a company to have.

Dedicated ethics reporting in sport a first of its kind in the US and Canada

by Amanda Nieweler
The first dedicated Sport Integrity Hotline has been established in the US and Canada. And the timing couldn't be more perfect as we count down to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and news that Russia has been banned from competing as a result of doping allegations. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has partnered with us in the establishment of a confidential Sport Integrity Hotline.

Reflections from SCCE's Compliance & Ethics Institute Conference

by Amanda Nieweler
This was our first year exhibiting at SCCE's CEI event in Las Vegas. As first time exhibitors, we really didn't have previous CEI events to compare this one to. But what this one did have, that previous years didn't, was a heightened sense of perseverance and desire to make our own pockets of our worlds that much stronger and successful.

You know that company culture you think you have?

by Amanda Nieweler
"Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hoarding it." ~Hubspot founder

Does Your Code of Ethics Stink?

by Amanda Nieweler
No? Are you sure? Your Code of Ethics should properly steer all business decisions in the right direction and not crash and burn in the process. Crashing and burning stinks. Your Code should show employees and customers you are a responsible company. It should not leave employees confused.