Here are your top five trending courses to help enable your team’s compliance and governance to reduce risk.
Return to work
Organisations must figure out how to help employees adjust to a workplace that is very different from the one they left when the pandemic began. Prepare employees for returning to work is to train them on what they should know and do to minimise the risk of COVID-19.
Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ESG Investing
CSR calls for companies to consider the impact of their actions on society and holds companies at least morally (if not legally) responsible for those actions. CSR has expanded to include a wide range of issues, including product safety, sustainability, diversity, human rights and corporate governance.
The focus on CSR has sharpened into environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations. ESG specifically refers to the three categories of factors on which an investor can evaluate a company for a potential investment.
Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment
This course serves as a foundational training course on anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy for institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. While anti-discrimination and anti-harassment regulations and policies in Australia and New Zealand are fairly closely aligned with EU/US regulations and policies, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws are, in general, not very well developed in the region. Even Singapore, which has the most advanced regulatory regime in the ASEAN region in terms of discrimination and harassment, has areas where its laws and regulations have gaps relative to EU/US laws and regulations.
Workplace Safety and Health
Work-related injuries and illnesses often require employees to take time away from work, which impacts productivity and the bottom line. But failing to take health and safety seriously can also lead to — • Reduced employee satisfaction and loyalty; • Stress and poor morale; • Damage to the firm’s reputation; and • Regulatory fines and compensation claims against the firm. The International Labor Organization’s (ILO) most recent estimate of the global cost of work-related injuries and illnesses totalled 3.94% of global GDP or $2.99 trillion a year.
Diversity and Inclusion
Effective diversity and inclusion programs can contribute towards a company’s success. As the benefits of an inclusive workplace have become more apparent, companies have dedicated resources to the development of comprehensive diversity and inclusion policies, procedures and training. Diversity is no longer just about tolerating the differences between us. Instead, diverse and inclusive companies strive for employees to accept and respect one another, not in spite of their differences, but because of them.