Online Code of Conduct Training Course
It's widely agreed that every company needs to have a policy statement on legal and ethical code of conduct. The Organizational Sentencing Guidelines require a company to "have taken steps to communicate effectively its standards and procedures to all employees and other agents, e.g., by requiring participation in Code of Conduct training courses or by disseminating publications that explain in a practical manner what is required." Thus, if a company hopes to qualify for more lenient treatment under the Guidelines in the event of employee or corporate misconduct, having, disseminating and enforcing a Code of Conduct is essential.
Think about it — in most companies, a new employee is given a copy of the Code of Conduct employee manual on his or her first day of work, signs the acknowledgment page, and puts the Code of Conduct guidelines in a bottom desk drawer, never to be opened again. But if legal or ethical issues arise down the road, what standard of conduct will the company be held to? Enacting a formal Code of Conduct training policy helps your company respond and avoid significant ethical issues that may arise in the workplace.
Online Code of Conduct Training Course Summary
There are separate 40-minute Code of Conduct training courses available for employees working in the United States and Canada, each of which provides basic training on the most important topics found in almost every company's Code of Conduct. Our online Code of Conduct training courses include pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world Code of Conduct compliance issues that employees should learn to recognize and deal with appropriately. The topics covered in both the U.S. and Canadian Code of Conduct courses can include —
- Honesty and fairness
- Diversity and respect
- Conflicts of interest
- Information security
- Business records
- Electronic communications
- Health, safety and the environment
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Workplace violence
- Political activity
- Insider trading
- Fair disclosure
- Anti-competitive conduct
- Bribery and kickbacks
- Sanctions and trade embargoes
- Working with integrity
- Reporting violations
- Code of Conduct policy
In the Global Financial Library we also have the Code of Conduct training course. This course is tailored to the financial industry.