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.
As SM&CR and IDD approach, now is the time to start putting your ducks in an orderly row…
Assessing your employees is a necessary task if you want to comply with the requirements of the FCA. Kate Foreman examines why appraisals are good for compliance and great for business.
Enjoy the break, you’ve earned it
We all know it is important to take a break from work, yet with the speed in which the world is digitally transforming, it is also getting harder to switch off from the workplace to make this easier.