Wednesday 19 June 12pm UK

Bribery and corruption are not new issues. But they remain impressively persistent in their ability to wreak havoc and cause trouble. Companies are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds to these schemes, not to mention reputational damage and legal action. In this webinar we will look at the different types of bribery risks your company can face, how to assess the specific dangers to your company and what you can do to mitigate those risks so you can sleep at night. 

Join us in this free, one-hour webinar. We will provide key information on bribery legislation, the myriad of ways companies can get caught up in bribery and the implications if a company doesn’t have effective anti-bribery policies in place. Significantly, we will guide companies in how to manage their bribery and corruption risks, develop an effective anti-bribery programme and learn how to mitigate the risks of bribery and corruption. 

This webinar will feature:

  • A basic understanding of the anti-bribery laws
  • Ways to assess your company’s risks for bribery and corruption
  • Relevant bribery case studies – and what you can learn from these stories
  • How to effectively mitigate your company’s risks 
  • How to develop an anti-bribery programme that works

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Compliance in higher and further education institutions is a complicated endeavour. From harassment to AI to plagiarism, ensuring you have the right training and policies in place has never been more important.

In this free webinar from compliance experts VinciWorks, we reviewed the key things your HE/FE institution should have in place and heard from our experts about making compliance more than a tick box. We discussed vital training programmes for staff and students, including health and safety, consent and bias, and how to implement effective e-learning policies.

We also considered software solutions for education, including how to meet duty of care, whistleblowing and GDPR regulatory requirements with cost-effective software.

This webinar covered:

  • Key training packages for higher and further education institutions
  • New priorities in e-learning such as AI and plagiarism
  • Software solutions for education regulations
  • Supporting staff and students with online learning
  • Questions and answers from our HE/FE compliance experts

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Workplaces should be safe environments, but unexpected emergencies do happen. Being prepared is vital to ensure your workplace is ready for whatever comes next. One vital way to prepare for the unexpected is to develop workplace emergency response plans. These scenario-driven best practices support organisations to deal with emergency situations in a safe and secure way.

In this webinar, VinciWorks compliance experts discussed best practices in developing emergency response plans and assessing emergency risks, including underscoring vital procedures such as CPR, first aid and minor incidents. We also discussed developing more complex emergency response plans, covering issues such as safe evacuation, fire, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, bomb threats and active shooter preparedness. 

This webinar covered:

  • How to prepare an emergency response plan
  • Risk assessment best practice for emergencies at work
  • Dealing with minor incidents such as CPR and first aid
  • Dealing with major incidents such as terrorism, civil unrest and active shooter
  • Creating safe evacuation, fire and medical emergency plans
  • Research-based best practice for emergency response

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now been in force for six years. During that time, fines have totalled billions of euros, with over €1 billion in fines coming in the past 12 months. The most recent fines show that both large and small businesses are subject to regulators’ scrutiny.

With fines and enforcement actions, developments in GDPR case law and new challenges of AI, data protection remains one of the most complex areas of compliance. Despite best efforts, many organisations are still falling short when it comes to getting GDPR right.

In this webinar, we examined GDPR’s widespread impact not just in Europe but around the world. As places like Brazil, California, and even China race to enact GDPR-like protections, what does the future hold for data privacy?

The webinar covered:

  • Recent GDPR fines and case studies
  • International developments and new GDPR-style laws around the world
  • Focus areas for EU data protection authorities
  • Where the UK and US stand with data protection and GDPR
  • Artificial intelligence and data protection laws
  • Best practice guidance to solidify your GDPR compliance

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Neurodiversity is becoming more understood as a workplace issue.

As many as 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodivergent, meaning that organisations that fail to meet the needs of their neurodivergent staff and clients are neglecting a significant demographic. Although there are challenges associated with these differences, there are also many strengths.

At the same time, failing to make workplaces inclusive of neurodiversity is an increasing risk. Over a hundred cases of neurodiversity discrimination were taken to employment tribunals last year, with almost none the year before.

Organisations that fail to put in place the right policies and procedures to support neurodivergent staff are at risk of losing talented staff, as well as the risk of legal action. Making a workplace that is neurodiversity friendly doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

In this webinar, we examined neurodiversity, strategies for supporting neurodivergent staff at work, and the policies and procedures organisations should have in place.

This one-hour session covered:

– What is neurodiversity, and what are different neurodivergent conditions?
– The challenges faced by neurodivergent staff at work
– Strategies to support and encourage diversity of thought at work
– Short workplace scenario clips on how organisations can support neurodivergent people
– Supporting neurodivergent staff in the workplace
– Creating policies and procedures inclusive of neurodiversity

Since 1 April 2023, all firms in the regulated sector have been required to carry out proliferation financing (PF) risk assessments.

This applies to all regulated entities, from law firms to financial services, casinos to cryptocurrency.

Regulated entities can create a new risk assessment on proliferation financing or incorporate PF risks into existing AML and terrorist financing risk assessments. However, regulators expect firms to take action to understand the risk of PF and how to mitigate it in their business. Failing to do so can result in a breach of the Money Laundering Regulations.

One year into this new requirement on the regulated sector, how effective have the new regulations been? What are the key strategies for compliance, and what are the best practice tips for ensuring PF obligations are met? In this webinar, we looked at the issue of proliferation financing in detail, discussed strategies for compliance, and shared best practices for understanding and mitigating PF risks.

This one-hour session covered:

– What proliferation financing is and the jurisdictions and industries at risk
– The differences and similarities between proliferation financing, money laundering and terrorist financing
– Practical examples of how proliferation financing can happen
– Proliferation red flags and high risk indicators
– Strategies and technologies to counter the risk of proliferation financing
– How to undertake a proliferation financing risk assessment

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There are around 3 million unpaid carers in the UK, and more than one in seven people in any workplace is a carer. Unpaid carers’ work is often painful and exhausting, and a workplace that supports all its staff should also support carers.

The Carers Leave Act became law in 2023 and gives employees a statutory right to a week’s unpaid leave to care for a dependent. Show the carers among your staff that you value them as employees and recognise their unique challenges by making sure your organisation is a supportive place for carers.

In this free webinar, VinciWorks experts explored the Carers Leave Act, its obligations to employees and employers, and how to make your organisation a supportive and welcoming place for carers.

The webinar covered:

  • The experiences of carers at work
  • The Carers Leave Act’s new regulatory obligations on organisations
  • The unique needs of carers
  • How workplaces can build a supportive environment for carers
  • Understanding the challenges that carers face

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The issues of gifts, hospitality and bribery are increasingly complicated – especially for companies doing business in other countries. The danger of getting caught up in a corruption scandal is damaging, expensive and could be ultimately devastating. But when is a gift considered bribery? How can corruption, or even the perception of corruption, be avoided in business? 

In this webinar, we highlighted some recent bribery scandals, analysed how they could be avoided, and took a deep dive into international anti-corruption laws. Most importantly, we discussed how companies can safely conduct business around the world. We included information on Transparency International’s recently released annual report on perceptions of corruption and bribery across the world and explained how it can form a critical part of a company’s bribery and corruption risk assessment. 

This free, one-hour session provided key background info on everything from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US to the UK’s Bribery Act to the EU’s proposed anti-corruption legislation. If your company has any business in a foreign country, including any parts of its supply chain, you’ll want to watch this one.

This webinar featured:

  • A basic understanding of anti-corruption legislation around the world
  • Highlights of recent scandals – and how they could have avoided
  • How you can manage your company’s gifts and hospitality policy
  • How to prevent corruption in your business
  • Future trends in anti-corruption laws

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