Why Compliance Officers Can`t Sleep at Night

Why Compliance Officers Can`t Sleep at Night

Why Compliance Officers Can`t Sleep at Night

58% of compliance/ethics professionals wake up at night worrying about job-related stress.
See also Workers More Honest When Someone is Watching, Business Ethics: Not an Oxymoron Pity the compliance and ethics officers in your company. They feel stressed by amped-up regulations and public scrutiny, and unloved by colleagues. Many say they don’t even sleep through the night, according to a survey from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). “The compliance profession's purpose is to prevent and detect the problems that have occurred in organizations such as Enron, Tyco and Penn State University,” says Roy Snell, CEO of the SCCE/HCCA. “If society wants to us deal with these issues — so difficult that others have chosen to look the other way — then society should make an effort to support this profession." More than 970 ethics and compliance professionals took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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