CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The social learning and communications video series used by hundreds of companies globally to engage employees around important ethics and compliance issues – RealBiz Shorts – is expanding with new content addressing an even wider range of topics, including money laundering, code of conduct, export controls, leadership, and others.
“Regulatory guidance on good compliance program practices consistently cite the importance of ongoing communication with employees around key risk areas”
The co-creators of the popular service – Second City Communications and NYSE Governance Services – announced the release of RealBiz Shorts Volume 6 today.
Second City Communications will preview the new RealBiz Shorts Volume 6 content at the annual conference of the Ethics & Compliance Officers Association (ECOA) in Chicago on September 27th. Second City will present a plenary session at the ECOA conference titled Storytelling to Win Audiences: Insights for Communicating Compliance. Learn more here.
More than 300 large enterprise and Fortune 1000 companies globally subscribe to the RealBiz Shorts video library across a diverse range of industries and business sectors, with some 2.5 million employees now utilizing the social learning content. A growing number of subscribing companies to RealBiz Shorts have been named on the 2013 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies from the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research, best practices, and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance.
“With the release of Volume 6, RealBiz features more than 100 video shorts for ethics and compliance professionals – unique short-form storytelling tools geared to engage employees in the fast, on-demand YouTube era,” said Steve Johnston, president of Second City Communications. “The popularity of RealBiz Shorts is proof that if you approach the serious stuff in a positive, more informal way, people pay attention and real, genuine learning transfer happens,” added Johnston.
The release of Volume 6 adds important new topics to the RealBiz Shorts library – including content addressing code of conduct awareness, leadership, export controls, third party vetting, expense reporting, money laundering, safety and gift policy. A preview of RealBiz Shorts Volume 6 is available online.
"The RealBiz Shorts video series consistently has among the highest viewership and engagement of all the communications we share on our employee social media platform,” said Elisabeth Gehringer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY). “We have been using the videos for a couple of years now, and their compelling use of humor has helped illustrate important points and increased our employees’ awareness of ethical issues in the workplace. I’m impressed at the conversations that the RealBiz Shorts open up among our employees, their teammates, and our Ethics & Compliance team," Gehringer added.
RealBiz Shorts videos are popular communication tools to help companies draw attention to important policies and training, mitigate risk, and help change behaviors. The content is co-created with leading ethics and compliance thought-leaders to ensure that RealBiz Shorts is tied to current business issues and challenges.
“Regulatory guidance on good compliance program practices consistently cite the importance of ongoing communication with employees around key risk areas” said Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP Compliance and Governance Services at NYSE Governance Services, Corpedia. “RealBiz Shorts help our clients achieve this standard through innovative, engaging content that keeps the compliance conversation going,” she added.
About RealBiz Shorts
RealBiz Shorts is the innovative social learning video service developed by Second City Communications and NYSE Governance Services. Subscribers to RealBiz Shorts can access a selection of more than 100 videos including translations in 16 languages, addressing a wide range of important issues — including harassment, conflicts, information security, FCPA and corruption, reporting and retaliation, privacy, political contributions, and using social media appropriately. RealBiz Shorts are easy to use and integrate within any existing training or communication platform to help drive more awareness, activity engagement around these important topics. Learn more at: http://realbizshorts.com/ethics/.
About Second City Communications
Second City Communications (SCC) is the business solutions division of the world-renowned improvisational theatre company, The Second City. Drawing on The Second City’s 50-year legacy of connecting with audiences through powerful, incisive content, SCC works with hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients each year in blended learning/training programs, internal communications initiatives, and brand marketing assignments. http://www.secondcitycommunications.com.
About NYSE Governance Services
Corpedia, An NYSE Euronext Company, offers a wide variety of innovative and user-friendly compliance and ethics solutions. Developed and implemented by a team of experts with years of experience and industry insight, our compliance risk assessment solutions identify, quantify, and provide actionable plans for mitigating and preventing compliance breakdowns. Corpedia’s e-learning programs bolster these assessments by familiarizing employees with all facets of regulations affecting their company and offering the most measurable outcomes for their compliance and ethics initiatives. With over 800 customers in more than 150 countries, Corpedia delivers the right compliance and ethics solutions to the right people at the right time. http://welcome.corpedia.com