AML - Maintaining compliance in uncertain times
Keeping money launderers out of legal services has long been a priority of the SRA. In 2021, the SRA visited an average of 7 law firms a month to check on their money laundering systems. The majority were told to make changes to the way they work. Further, in its latest threat assessment, the National Crime Agency (NCA) estimated that at least 70,000 people are engaged in serious organised crime in the UK, with upwards of £12bn in criminal cash generated annually. In this episode, Compliance Office Founder and Director Andy Donovan, and VinciWorks Head of Legal and Product Research Ruth Mittelmann Cohen discuss the SRA’s findings and how firms can maintain AML compliance.
29 Jun 2022
Getting to grips with global sanctions
Since Russia launched its invasion on Ukraine at the end of February, the west has imposed significant sanctions on Russia, Belarus, and Vladimir Putin’s oligarchs who fund his war. The rapidly evolving nature of the situation has made sanctions compliance an increasing challenge for businesses, but also one that is vital to understand and has prompted many organisations to review their compliance processes. In this episode, our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Director of Learning and Content Nick Henderson help businesses tackle questions around global sanctions compliance. Sanctions resource page: www.vinciworks.com/sanctions
15 Jun 2022
Compliance 101 Ep10: The mental health and wellbeing scoring experiment
The team at VinciWorks took part in a mental health and wellbeing experiment inspired by mental health advocate Rob Stephenson. In this experiment, we invited people to share their daily mental health score in their Slack status and then invited half of those people to post a mental health update, if they wanted, in a special closed Slack channel. We wanted to see if sharing a score makes a difference and whether sharing the reason for the score also has an impact. In this episode, our Director of Learning and Content Nick Henderson and Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin reflect on the experiment and what businesses can learn from it.
13 Jun 2022
Compliance 101 Ep9: Mental Health at Work - Wellbeing in the ‘post’-Covid World
After two years of social and financial pressures, and with the pandemic still prevalent in our everyday lives, not everyone is comfortable with returning to the workplace in person. Are your employees struggling with returning to the office? Are they anxious and uncomfortable? How are they doing mentally now that lockdown is over, and what impact has virtual or hybrid working had on their mental health and wellbeing? In this episode, we hear from a host of experts, including Teresa Higgins, Managing Director at Barbour EHS, Dee Arp, Chief Operating Officer at NEBOSH and Alexis Powell-Howard, Director, Psychotherapist, and TEDx Speaker at Fortis Therapy. They explore the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing, why it’s time to reshape health and safety strategies, the challenges for leaders in managing people who may feel anxious, and more. Mental health resources: Mental health at work training by VinciWorks: https://vinciworks.com/courses/mental-health/mental-health-wellbeing-at-work?utm_source=podcast-ep9 Guide to resilience by Barbour: https://www.barbour-ehs.com/download/resilience-barbour-guide/?Partnerref=VWPodcast
6 Jun 2022
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