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Surveys

SCCE periodically surveys the compliance and ethics community on a variety of trending topics. Explore the results of these surveys by using the links below.

Data Breach Incidents, Causes, and Response

Published: 12/12/2016

In October and November of 2012 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association conducted a survey among compliance professionals to better understand the impact and frequency of data breaches. At the time breaches were very much in the news, just as they are today. To assess whether and how much things had changed in the past four years, SCCE and HCCA fielded the same survey again. The results were surprising: in spite of all the headlines of increased risk, relatively little has changed when it comes to both managing the issue and the number of incidents. In fact, what’s remarkable is that on many measures the numbers were down.

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2016 Compliance Effectiveness Survey

Published: 09/26/2016

For any compliance program, a critical measure of success is its ability to prevent incidents from occurring. Determining how many events are avoided is difficult, though. Employees rarely come forward to report, “I was about to commit a felony and then remembered that compliance training I received.”

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2016 Compliance and Ethics Program Objectives Survey

Published: 07/15/2016

A wide range of benefits and objectives are often cited for compliance programs: preventing and detecting misconduct, promoting an ethical culture, meeting regulatory requirements, protecting directors and officers, and protecting corporate reputations. But, when push comes to shove, which is the primary objective? To better understand this question the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association conducted a survey among compliance professionals.

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Staffing and Budget Benchmarking Guidance Survey

Published: 06/14/2016

In 2015 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)® conducted a comprehensive survey of compliance professionals in order to create a salary survey. The survey looked at salaries in relation to measures such as size of company (in revenues and employees) as well as compliance budget and ownership structure.

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Compliance and Ethics Hot Topics for 2016

Published: 02/15/2016

In order to determine which topics were of critical importance to compliance and ethics professionals, in January 2016 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association asked compliance professionals the following question: “What are the hot topics in compliance you will be focusing on in 2016?” In this survey report you’ll find the top five hot topics identified by respondents as a whole, as well as by employer types.

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2015 Compliance and Ethics Officer Salary Survey

Published: 10/29/2015

The 2015 Cross Industry Chief Compliance Officers Salary Survey is another important service provided by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). The information contained in this report represents complete and accurate compensation data on individuals working in the compliance profession. The report is designed to allow organizations and individuals to compare their salary to their peers.

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The Economy, Compliance, and Ethics: 2014

Published: 12/04/2014

Beginning in 2009, shortly after the Market Meltdown, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association have periodically surveyed the compliance community on economic issues.

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Exit Interviews and the Compliance and Ethics Department

Published: 09/23/2014

Employees leave a company for a wide range of reasons. Some are quite benign, such as wanting to move closer to family. Other reasons, though, can be troubling. A departure could be the result of wrongdoing in the workplace, an overly stressful environment, or an abusive manager.

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Compliance and Ethics Program Environment Report

Published: 09/17/2014

This comprehensive survey provides more than 140 pages of data on compliance and ethics programs. The survey was sponsored by SCCE and conducted by NYSE Governance Services. You can download the report directly from their site.

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Helpline Calls and Incident Reports

Published: 05/09/2014

A survey was fielded in April 2014 to determine if reports to helplines were increasing. A 2011 survey by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) demonstrated that 90% of compliance professionals surveyed reported that their employer had a helpline, and that was true of 99% of publicly traded companies. The question now was whether the increased attention paid to whistleblowing had led to increased reporting of incidents.

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