Bullying is a learned behavior that gets fine-tuned during our school years. While men’s way of bullying is more aggressive, girls and women tend to bully using more subtle nuanced types of tactics that are relationship-based. Is female-to-female bullying an issue that deserves attention apart from general workplace bullying? Is discussing women’s hostility to women feeding into the stereotype of women’s “n..
International regulation is clear and thorough about a theme: under pillar 3 requirements, risks must be disclosed according to the rules of the art. This includes making a statement on risk appetite and giving a useful picture about the overall risks actually incurred by the institution, be these risks covered by capital requirements or not, be these risks well understood or less so. The importance of pill..
From the style and length of one’s hair to the number and location of visible tattoos, to recognizing gender non-conformity style, to creating a summer dress code, employers are facing an increased need to determine their organization’s culture and policies, as well as following federal and state laws. How does an organization balance employees’ rights to express themselves with the organization’s rights to..
Within the reasons why spreadsheets, in financial institutions, contain more errors and misleading results than could be wished, the floppy use of financial functions is often underestimated. We hereby explain in detail financial functions, from A like ACCRINT to Z like Z.TEST.Areas CoveredFinancial functions at last count, versioning, and life cycleDesigning spreadsheets: synthetic functions vs. trackable ..
EEOC Report: Workplace Discrimination And Harassment Prevention Not Working-Workplaces Fail To Implement Systemic Changes
You have been in Human Resources or management for years. Your plate is full—too much to do and to know in your increasingly stressful job. You are expected to stay current in discrimination and harassment case law for all the federal and state-protected classes. Are you current? It seems like an unending responsibility. You remember hearing something in the news about a change in the pregnancy law, but can..
Companies are facing an ever more increasingly complex environment coupled with increasing marketplace volatility. This is causing companies to strive to be more flexible and responsive by streamlining both planning and execution. In addition, companies are attempting to conserve the use of their valuable resources. Instead of investing in products prematurely that then creates an inventory that may not be ..
Computerized systems are used throughout the life sciences industry to support various regulated activities, which in turn generate many types of electronic records. These electronic records must be maintained according to regulatory requirements contained within FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 for US jurisdictions and Eudralex Volume 4 Annex 11 for EU jurisdictions.One of the requirements for such compliance is the g..
The internal audit profession is very similar to other professions; very resistant to change. When one of our profession’s main goals is to promote efficiency and effectiveness, we have to be more adept at adjusting and being open-minded to change. Audit2020 is a course that takes an in-depth look at the accepted practices inherent in internal audit and critically analyses each piece, identifying ways to en..
Successful business continuity planningInvolves the entire organization Requires clear and consistent communication Encompasses how employees will communicate, where they will go, and how they will keep doing their jobsPrepares the organization for disruptive eventsWhy is BCP Important? 61% of companies surveyed had to invoke their BCP 43% had to invoke it more than onceKey Causes: Natural Disaster, Power O..
Analysis of investigation reports reveals that human error is one of the top root causes for deviations, discrepancies and quality incidents in pharmaceutical manufacturing. And when you examine the CAPA's that are developed from these, retraining and rewrite of SOP is top the list. Yet on further re-examination, you find that these problems keep resurfacing again and again. Put in another way, the CAPA's a..
The presentation reviews the basic approach of Information Governance and the importance of getting the relevant stakeholders at the table when drafting a document retention policy. We discuss the importance of document destruction and how to develop a policy that balances the interests of the various stakeholders.Areas CoveredInformation GovernanceObjectivesPolicies and ProceduresRecords Retention and Dest..
Pharmaceutical manufacturing sites continuously compete, even within the same company to maintain production volumes and avoid closures. To attain a status of a high performing organization manufacturing sites are implementing strategies and practices like operational excellence and performance reliability. To achieve this goal, innovative approaches to traditional processes need to take place. This webinar..
Political speech at work is creating more of a problem now than it did during the 2016 Presidential election!!! With the impeachment, divisive country, and upcoming 2020 election, it has escalated even more. A new survey has found that a significantly increased percentage of employees are feeling stressed and strained because of the political speech since the 2016 campaign! Employees are feeling..
An overview of how to set up an internal audit program to address quality management system standards, government regulations, risk management as well as usage for continuous improvement.This is especially useful for small to medium-sized medical device companies and start-up companies to ensure that all of the applicable regulatory requirements are incorporated into the system to ensure compliance with all..
Human error is known to be the primary cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage. From procedures, training, and workplace environment many variables that affect human behavior CAN be manipulated reducing the likelihood of these occurrenc..