Compliance training: Who is riskier—the worker in the plant or the executives in the C-suite?

Compliance training: Who is riskier—the worker in the plant or the executives in the C-suite?

Joe Murphy – Compliance & Ethics Professional – April 2014

Find an employee with a magnifying glassWho do you train in your compliance program? What risks keep you worried?

It is absolutely true that in your compliance program there is a need to get out to the field. Talk with employees, see what they are doing, and share their environments. Both you and they will gain from this, and you will both learn. But if this is where you think all your risks reside, then you probably need to read the news reports more often. Time and time again, when a big corporate crime story breaks, who is involved? It is not usually the workers; it is, in fact, the executives and other senior people.

Yet when we look at training, the focus sometimes seems to be the exact inverse of the risk. The less the risk, the more time is spent in training.

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