Posts from Waypoint GRC

New normal, new ethics?

In 2019, the UK Office for National Statistics calculated that just over 5% of the UK labour force worked mainly from home. In the US, the percentage is even lower. A recent survey estimated that, prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, only 3.6% of the US labour force worked from home at least half the time. … Continue reading New normal, new ethics?

Getting policies “just right”: what we can learn from a 19th century fairy tale

Company policies are a foundational element of any compliance programme. They set out the principles and standards of behaviour expected of employees and are designed to ensure the organisation’s compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. However, are your policies a valuable and practical aid to employees that promote understanding and drive compliance in the … Continue reading Getting policies “just right”: what we can learn from a 19th century fairy tale

Remember GDPR?

No doubt your organisation has been delivering a significant amount of GDPR training over the past couple of years, but has it worked? Your GDPR training should deliver frontline impact, helping your staff to protect your organisation against data breaches and to protect the rights of individuals. However, a recent personal experience suggests that this … Continue reading Remember GDPR?

5 reasons you haven’t switched hotline provider…. and why maybe you should

When was the last time you thought about changing your whistleblowing hotline provider? Perhaps you’ve thought about it because of the significant cost relative to the number of actual reports you receive. Perhaps you’re frustrated with the complexities and technical challenges of offering your global employees a genuinely easy and free to use telephone reporting … Continue reading 5 reasons you haven’t switched hotline provider…. and why maybe you should

What worries me about whistleblowing …

I’ve been worrying about whistleblowing lately. In particular, whether the traditional methods of reporting really are effective, as the level of reporting in many organisations just seems low. I’m not sure that this is a situation where “least said is soonest mended”, as the saying goes. If there’s misconduct occurring in an organisation, the compliance … Continue reading What worries me about whistleblowing …