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  • Conflicts of Interest

    Make sure your employees know what's a conflict of interest—and, just as important, what to do about it. It’s too easy for folks to just “go with their gut” about potential conflicts. This piece uses simple icons to explain when...

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  • If it's disclosed, it can be managed

    Everyone thinks they can manage their own conflicts. Use this graphic piece to help your team identify and disclose all conflicts, all while reducing the stigma of doing so. One of employees’ core misunderstandings about conflicts of interests is...

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  • Stuck with a tough decision?

    Ordered around how people actually think, this decision tree aids employees wrestling with whether something is permissible. Everyone experiences that queasy feeling when they’re not sure what how to do the right thing. We ask some...

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  • Received an Employee Concern?

    This elegant guide shows exactly where to go within the company when issues pop up: HR, compliance, or both. A lot of really smart managers and employees don’t know the difference between HR and compliance—the two teams’...

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  • Non-retaliation for managers (Do this, not that)

    Do this, not that! Show your managers how—and how not—to address employees' ethics concerns effectively. Leveraging the learning power of contrasting pairs, this task-based piece walks managers through how to react when an employee raises an...

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  • We do not tolerate retaliation

    Use this highly visual piece to heighten your team’s understanding of what retaliation looks like, and what to do if it happens to them. This piece powerfully enforces a core tenet of your culture: retaliating against someone who raises a red flag...

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  • Before you close the investigation file, make sure...

    This simple checklist reminds your investigative team of how to effectively close out and document an investigation. Before an investigation team moves on, there are about a dozen elements of documentation and communication that must occur. It’s...

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  • When Do You Need to Check Our Code of Conduct?

    This elegant decision tree goes beyond obvious cases like “when you're not sure” to give expansive guidance on when to use your Code. In short, if your employee is doing something brand-new at the company, they should check the Code. If your...

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  • Basic Code of Conduct Obligations

    This general guide is a quick reminder (with tips!) of day-to-day things that every employee needs to know, including how each of us has responsibilities related to ethics and compliance. Meant as a refresher and thought-provoker, this piece...

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  • What happens when I contact the helpline?

    The hotline isn’t a black box. Take the mystery out of how the helpline process works with this easy explainer—you’ll show your people exactly how compliance reporting works, step-by-step, before they make the call. This is meant to...

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  • When should you raise a compliance issue?

    This decision tree quickly helps employees determine the right time to raise concerns—and how to do it. You want your people to speak up, but they don’t want to bother the wrong person or feel like they’re whining. This aid walks...

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  • Assessing Conflicts of Interest

    This helpful one-pager gives HR professionals an easy way to assess whether a business decision raises red flags due to a conflict of interest. This off-the-shelf version guides them through both relationships and financial interests that may create a...

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  • Cooperating with internal investigations

    When Happy Cloud is involved, it's a good day. Reassure your employees with this calming guide by setting expectations and educating them on the process of being a part of an investigation. Drawing from our team’s background in investigations, we...

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  • Managing a Third Party?

    The risk of working with third parties is actually working with them, not starting the relationship. Show your team how to manage third-party relationships—and their potential red flags. This piece breaks down the basics of handling day-to-day...

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  • Non-retaliation for managers

    Ensure your managers know how to address employee concerns with this helpful go-to guide. We love contrasting examples—they’re extraordinarily powerful in helping people learn appropriate behavior. Here, this approach is used to show your...

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  • Our Code of Conduct

    This ingenious infographic is the missing link between your masterful Code and having your employees actually use it. After all, you poured your compliance heart into an amazing reference tool that speaks practically about your values and expectations...

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  • Approving employee transfers?

    Transfers aren’t simply logistics—they involve trade, IT, and ethics issues, too. Use this simple checklist to confirm relevant issues have been vetted before the employee is already at their new desk. Not only does this piece work across...

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  • Departing Employee checklists

    Employees departing may be routine nowadays, and that's exactly why you need these checklists. Make sure you and your teams get what you need before the employee is out the door! We created two checklists for completion—one for the employee, one...

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  • Hiring red flags checklist

    Make the HR team your new squad with this straightforward checklist for evaluating new hires. Trade, antitrust, anticorruption: all of these can be triggered by hiring the “wrong” person—or at least, by hiring them without telling the...

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  • Legal and Compliance: Who Does What?

    You’ve been asked it; this chart explains it. Set out for your employees the different roles and responsibilities of legal and compliance. Your compliance allies aren’t just in compliance; they’re also part of the legal team. Use this...

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  • Managing a Joint Venture Partner?

    Help your team know how to navigate day-to-day JV issues with this handy guide that hits all the key areas of corruption, trade compliance, conflicts, confidentiality and more—all so your team doesn’t have to do it from memory. It’s...

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  • New Employee Onboarding checklist

    Seamlessly bring on new hires with this helpful checklist—and diligence record. Rather than overwhelm a new hire (and their manager) at the start of the new job, we created a simple checklist to detail what needs to happen. This informs everyone of...

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  • The 7 elements of a compliance program

    Based on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, this infographic sets out the seven elements to create and monitor an effective compliance culture—and helps you explain it to your board. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines aren’t known for being...

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  • What is retaliation?

    This helpful graphic gives full color to retaliation by both giving examples and explaining what to do about it. Retaliation is more than someone getting fired–this piece helps folks know it when they see it.

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