Madoff. Satyam. Stanford. Who's next?
Actually, I don't want to know who's next. I'm tired of hearing about ethical lapses, fraud, misconduct, etc. I'm tired of opening the morning paper (actually, my browser) and reading about who's been accused of FCPA violations, bribery, or worse. Spring has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm feeling hopeful and optimistic, and I'm tired of all the negativity.
Thus, I'm very pleased to announce that EthicsPoint has launched the nomination page for the 2009 Best Ethics and Compliance Portal contest. We want to recognize clients who have done an outstanding job of fostering cultures of integrity and compliance. We're soliciting nominations for Ethics Portals that demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
- Clarity of message
- Integration of technology within an overall ethics and compliance strategy
- Quality of user experience
- Overall "look and feel."
(and if you're just getting started on building your portal, you may want to check out the 2008 winners. And I'd also encourage our existing clients to attend the April 23 webinar "Get Creative! Are You Optimizing Your Hotline Portal Page to Increase Employee Awareness?")