Monthly Archives: August 2017

New course – Tax Evasion: Failure to Prevent corporate version

VinciWorks has just released a new version of its tax evasion course specifically geared to the corporate sector. While the first version of Tax Evasion: Failure to Prevent is tailored for businesses in the regulated sector, the new version has been modified to better accommodate scenarios that often face companies in non-regulated industries.

Key changes

More content relevant to diverse industries

VinciWorks corporate users are based in industries as diverse as hospitality, retail and manufacturing. The corporate version of the course provides content that is more directly relevant to the kinds of issues people face in non-regulated sector industries.

Chose from six corporate scenarios

Scenarios for corporate tax evasion course

There are now six specifically corporate scenarios to choose from, with up to three included in the course. Scenarios, like everything else in the course, is fully customisable. You can upload your own scenarios or VinciWorks can help you design learning scenarios that are relevant to your company and industry.
Continue reading

New LMS feature: duplicate your nag

Nagware allows managers to automatically send out an email to remind staff to begin or complete a learning activity. Administrators can select when to  start sending the nag emails, often to send them and a trigger for when to begin to send the nag emails.

We have just added a new feature that means a “nag” can easily be duplicated so that a new nag doesn’t need to be started from scratch.

Duplicate Nag

Administrators can now easily duplicate a “nag” without having to copy and paste the details of a previous nag

Receive automatic update notifications

VinciWorks is committed to keeping all users informed of any updates to our Learning Management System. You can join our LMS update notifications mailing list by clicking on the button below.

Sign up now

Free equality and diversity policy template

Diverse crowd

Diversity in the workplace is important not just from a compliance and legal perspective. Results published in a McKinsey research paper show that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. Further, in July 20-17 the £1,200 employment tribunal fee was scrapped by the Supreme Court last month. The result is that those who feel mistreated can take their current or former employer to court without having to overcome a financial hurdle.

Full transparency of a company policy will help diminish the risk of discrimination in the workplace, as well as promote a diverse culture in the workplace. VinciWorks has therefore created an equality and diversity policy template that can easily be edited to suit your organisation and industry.

What should the equality and diversity policy include?


The introduction should explain the purpose of the policy and what it consists of. It should also explain the importance of everyone contributing to compliance with the requirements of the policy by embedding such values in the workplace and by challenging inappropriate behaviour and processes.
Continue reading

Six new apps added to the VinciWorks cyber security course

The threats to your personal and professional cyber security are ever-growing, with the needs of each organisation and employee varying. VinciWorks has therefore added a further six apps to it’s bank of available customisations.

Acceptable use cyber security appAcceptable Use

What constitutes acceptable use of company resources? Review the do’s and don’ts of the fair and proper use of business equipment and protect it from unauthorised access.

Information Classification cyber security appInformation Classification

Top tips and need-to-know’s on keeping company information in the right hands and away from the wrong eyes.
Continue reading

Equality and Diversity Law Update – August 2017

Group of Diverse Hands Together Joining Concept

The interpretation of the Equality Act 2010 in everyday life continues to evolve and progress. Tribunal decisions and court cases are constantly adding layers to equality and diversity best practice. One important general update employers should bear in mind is that the £1,200 employment tribunal fee was scrapped by the Supreme Court last month.

This roundup of the latest rulings will help you review equality policy and practice in your workplace.
Continue reading

Modern slavery webinar: tools and case studies for Modern Slavery Act compliance

Since the first modern slavery statements were published a year ago, we have gained perspective on what companies can do to fight slavery in the supply chain and the benefits of a robust anti-slavery programme. On Tuesday 26th September at 12:00pm, Richard Beale will be joining VinciWorks to discuss the practical aspects of modern slavery compliance and answer any questions you may have.

Register now

Meet the expert

Richard BealeRichard Beale is the Global Director of Supply Chain at Marshalls plc. and has over 20 years of experience managing global supply chain and procurement in the FMCG, retail, financial services, private equity and manufacturing sectors. At Marshalls, Richard is piloting a cutting-edge supplier education programme focusing on the elimination of modern slavery.
Continue reading

Download your modern slavery whistleblowing policy template

Hands showing freedom from modern slavery

Ensuring an organization promotes an anti-slavery culture is now more vital than ever. Organisations must therefore ensure their staff feel comfortable bringing up any concerns they have regarding slavery. All staff should be familiar with the organisation’s modern slavery statement and be able to identify a red flag worth raising with their employer. VinciWorks has therefore created a modern slavery whistleblowing policy template that can easily be updated to suit your organisation and staff.

Continue reading

Attracting top talent in the age of Tinder

Handshake with city background

How to get millennials to marry your company

Is your firm feeling a bit male, pale and stale? Have millennial hires turned your office into a revolving door, with new faces never staying long enough for you to remember their names? Is the talent pool shrinking, or is the traditional bait just no longer working?

Whatever the causes, failing to attract top talent is one of the top risks consistently identified by firms through VinciWorks Risk Management System. Like an apocalyptic horror novel where the human race ceases to reproduce, the risk of not attracting and retaining top talent is like a ticking clock counting down to demographic disaster. With every retirement party attended and every leaving card signed, another void opens up. It’s hard to know if it can ever be properly filled.
Continue reading

Criminal Finances Act – not just for accountants and lawyers

Tax evasion

The Criminal Finances Act, passed in April 2017, creates a new corporate criminal offence for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Under the new law, if an employee or a contractor helps someone evade their taxes, that business can be prosecuted for failing to prevent it from happening.

Implementing reasonable procedures to prevent tax evasion is a key defence against prosecution, but it requires a thorough risk assessment, a top-down commitment and a roll out of staff training. Procedures should be proportional to the risks faced, so a law or accounting firm who gives tax advice to their clients will come out as having a much higher risk.
Continue reading