Measuring Risk and Promoting Workplace Integrity

First of a kind study The Global Business Ethics Survey™ (GBES™) is a rigorous, multi-country inquiry into worker conduct and workplace integrity, providing insight into workplace ethics in both public and private sector organizations. GBES is the global expansion of the National Business Ethics Survey® (NBES®), the most comprehensive survey of employees in US workplaces. Just as NBES illuminated our understanding of workplace ethics in the United States, GBES fills a void in our knowledge of [...]

By |2019-11-26T14:38:58-05:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|Categories: GBES|

Global Differences in Employees Views of E&C Program Maturity

As part of our 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) research, ECI explored the impact of ethics & compliance program quality on employee perceptions and behavior. Specifically, we asked U.S. employees about the presence of E&C program practices in their workplace.  We also inquired about the level of quality of those efforts, based on a framework developed by an independent Blue Ribbon Panel. Finally, we examined the impact of E&C programs, based on their level [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:39:26-04:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|Categories: GBES|

Measuring the Impact of Ethics and Compliance Programs

Corporations have historically organized their ethics and compliance (E&C) programs around a priority to align with legal and regulatory expectations. Yet increasingly, organizations are going above and beyond historic regulatory risk mitigation and are employing program refinements based on ECI’s 5 Principles of High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs (HQPs). With more and more organizations committing to higher quality programs, it begs the question: Does it make a difference when a company dedicates more resources and [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:37:19-04:00Wednesday, October 30, 2019|Categories: GBES|

Whistleblowers Are Our Conscience

Last week, a whistleblower raised allegations of Presidential misconduct and drove Congress to impeachment proceedings. Labeled a traitor by some and a hero by many, the truth is that in many ways, whistleblowers serve as our conscience; these individuals raise concerns that they believe others should know about. But what motivates one to report to an entity outside their organization when they see misconduct? The 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES), Measuring the Impact of Ethics [...]

By |2020-05-14T11:22:11-04:00Thursday, October 3, 2019|Categories: Misconduct|

Anita Hill Led Hollywood Commission Hires ECI

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality hires ECI to conduct a survey in October of entertainment industry workers. This report will be used to create strategic initiatives being developed to address the twin issues of harassment and bias. Find out more at Deadline.com

By |2019-09-13T16:28:39-04:00Friday, September 13, 2019|Categories: Respectful Workplace|

Brian Benczkowski, Pat Harned IMPACT2019 Q&A

At this year's IMPACT conference, ECI was honored to be joined by the Honorable Brian Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Criminal Division. Benczkowski delivered a keynote address where he announced the release of an updated DoJ guidance that affects how the Department analyzes organizations' ethics & compliance programs. After delivering his remarks, Benczkowski sat down with ECI CEO Pat Harned for a one-on-one interview where he discussed the DoJ's policies on [...]

By |2019-09-10T00:14:54-04:00Tuesday, May 14, 2019|Categories: Legal Questions|Tags: , |

Did That Just Happen

What was unimaginable a year ago has occurred: a group of employees actually took to the streets in 10 cities around the country, protesting that their company has not done enough to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Leadership, they said, should provide stronger policies, more training for managers, a more effective way to report incidents, and a committee dedicated to addressing sexual harassment issues. The story took me aback...employees protesting because they actually want [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:10:10-04:00Thursday, September 20, 2018|Categories: Corporate Culture|

Bad Actors and #MeToo

As you’ve no doubt read in the headlines this past week, the ousting of Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves is yet another example in the long list of high-profile executives reportedly using power, authority and intimidation to commit unsavory and egregious acts against their employees.  According to a recent Forbes article the tally is up to 701 individuals who have been held accountable for their actions. Moonves is accused by 13 women of sexual misconduct [...]

By |2019-08-20T22:00:33-04:00Thursday, September 13, 2018|Categories: Respectful Workplace|