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Recent Posts by Harper Wells

Preparing for an IPO? Here’s four compliance must-haves to set you up for success

Congratulations! You’re pre-IPO. You’ve spent countless days, nights, and weekends at your private company gearing up for the big day. It’s such an exciting time – and the level of preparedness needed is instrumental to your company’s success. After all, IPO is just the beginning of a long road of delivering growth and shareholder value. And to boot – you’re now responsible for ensuring compliance at your company.

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True North 2021 Takeaway Series: Part Two

If you missed it last week, we are breaking down some of our favorite True North takeaways over the course of the next 4 weeks. For week 2, we look at our session with Matt Kelly, CEO, Radical Compliance, The Compliance Futurist Movement, and what it means to be a Compliance Futurist. Here's the takeaway. 

 

Week 2

Compliance Futurists – Keep your Eye on the Distant Horizon (Matt Kelly)


Matt Kelly encourages us to watch what’s happening out in the world and pay attention to the larger things – like when the administration puts out a policy statement or there’s a large court case – because they may ultimately impact your company.

Being a futurist means asking yourself about the capabilities your organization will need to achieve this new compliance requirement. Stick with steps one and two before jumping ten rungs up the ladder – start simple.

His example – enhanced ESG disclosures: You’re going to need trusted ways to extract ESG data from various departments both internally and with third parties. Stop right there. That’s the capability. You need to be able to see the inevitable and then reverse engineer from there. All the other questions around the technologies needed, budget, and structure will fall in line from there.

 

watch the full session here

 

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True North 2021 Takeaway Series

We are still feeling energetic from our first True North conference a month ago, In fact, we’re so excited about our endless pages of notes, quotes, and ah-ha moments, we thought we’d create a meme-worthy Cliff’s Notes version of our favorites! In the spirit of short and to the point, we’ll be dripping these over the next five weeks. And of course, we’re planning longer format deep-dives into some of the topics you said you wanted more of! Stay tuned!

 

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“Less is More” Compliance Training Per the DOJ Guidance?

In my daily work, I have the great pleasure of talking about compliance training strategy. In those conversations, one of the most frequent questions I get is “how can we issue less training and still be aligned with DOJ Guidance?”

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How to Train Managers to Start Making Real Change

Article originally published by Training Industry Magazine on 3/24/2021. Access the original published article here

Managers already had a lot on their plates before the COVID-19 pandemic. After the lockdown started and the nature of work fundamentally — and possibly, perhaps, permanently — changed, their job became more complex.

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2021 Outlook: Five Compliance & Ethics Things To Set Up For Success

Well, we made it to 2021.

I think most of us came into this year just happy we turned the page on 2020, and were cautiously optimistic for something – err, anything – better than the personal and collective hand we were dealt last year. But with the disturbing events that have occurred within the first week of January, the bar is still quite low.

So how do you focus to set up a winning formula for 2021? Here are five things to do right now:

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Don't Let Employees Fall Into The Gifts & Entertainment Grey Area

 

A restaurant gift card was all that separated me from my strait-laced corporate image and an orange jumpsuit...

Okay, I am prone to drama, but jest aside, I was at risk of violating company policy and I didn’t even know it. The incident I am referring to happened prior to my role as a compliance practitioner who knew where to find our corporate policies – and that there may even be one relating to gifts and entertainment (aka business courtesies)!

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