Recent high-profile cases have revealed incidences of powerful and influential individuals using non-disclosure agreements or ‘NDAs’ to silence people who could speak-out about alleged misconduct.
Do you turn a blind eye to bad behaviour?
Can you honestly state that your firm has a purpose and a culture that sets an example within the financial services market? Under SM&CR, it will no longer be acceptable to sit back and say that you turned a blind eye to bad behaviour because of weak culture and governance.
Skills Uncertainty and SM&CR
Research suggests that three-quarters of the UK workforce are unclear on the skills their employer requires them to have. However, under SM&CR, firms must take responsibility for their staff being fit and proper and must know and be able to show who does what.
Sexual Harassment and SM&CR – the FCA has its say
A recent BBC Three documentary has raised important questions about what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace. With SM&CR aiming to improve conduct at all levels, Kate Foreman explains why sexual harassment in the financial services sector is an issue that cannot be ignored.
A Timely Reminder…
It’s that time of year again… Kate Foreman highlights the importance of maintaining professional standards of behaviour, even when enjoying a seasonal celebration.
Have You Cobbled Your Contracts?
When auditing clients’ employment files, one of the main areas of weakness sits with one of the most important documents – the Contract of Employment.
Time to re-think disability in the workplace
Tom Wood explores the barriers around physical and mental disabilities, why organisations should focus on the human first and not a disability and whether the word ‘disability’ is even appropriate in modern society.
Bridging the gap. Embracing self-discovery through e-Learning
The gap analysis approach to learning measures what you know, but more importantly, what you don't know.