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Ethics, your Code, and using training to reinforce an ethical culture

Paddy McGovern ( is Director of Compliance Learning at Interactive Services in Dublin, Ireland.

At the start of 2017, who could have predicted that 2018 would end with the uncovering of systemic workplace misconduct and abuse in the entertainment industry? The stories emerging over the past months demonstrate what can happen when an unethical and hostile work environment is not only tolerated, but accepted as a way of doing business.

Who knows what 2018 holds, but are you prepared? Is your code of conduct (Code) robust enough to ensure your company can withstand the next major ethical scandal? Does your Code clearly communicate the importance you place on acting ethically at all times? Do your employees embrace an ethical culture and understand the importance of always living by your Code?

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