|By Business Wire||
|October 3, 2013 11:08 AM EDT||
RealBiz Shorts, the unique, humorous social learning and communications video library used by hundreds of companies globally to engage employees around key corporate risk areas, now features new content on environmental health and safety (EH&S).
The co-creators of RealBiz Shorts – Second City Communications and NYSE Governance Services –released the new safety and environmental health videos today. Second City Communications is the innovative business solutions division of the world-renowned improvisation comedy theatre, The Second City.
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 social learning content to improve compliance culture.
“As an institution founded on improvisation, we rely on suggestions from our audience. The RealBiz community of corporate ethics and compliance professionals, asked us to adapt the same entertaining approach to address safety and environmental health. The greater the risk, the greater the need for employee engagement,” said Steve Johnston, president of Second City Communications. “These are important issues whether you’re in an office environment or a more industrial environment like energy, transportation, chemical, manufacturing or others. In safety, often the message is simple; if you see something that doesn’t look right, say something.” added Johnston.
Humor is memorable and RealBiz Shorts videos are popular tools in this YouTube era to help companies draw attention to important policies and training, mitigate risk, and help change behaviors.
The new RealBiz Shorts EH&S videos focus on accident prevention and environmental excellence in all kinds of work settings. A preview of RealBiz Shorts Safety videos is available online.
The release of this latest content adds to the rapid expansion of our RealBiz Shorts platform – now featuring more than 100 videos to address the broad spectrum of ethics and compliance risk areas including code of conduct and helpline awareness, leadership, anti-corruption, expense reporting, fraud and money laundering, conflicts of interest, information security, social media policy and workplace safety.
A growing number of companies subscribing to RealBiz Shorts are among the elite organizations named on the 2013 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies from the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center for research, best practices, and thought leadership in corporate ethics and compliance.
“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 vidoes 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.
Corpedia, an NYSE Euronext Company, offers a variety of innovative and user-friendly compliance and ethics solutions. Developed by experts with years of experience and industry insight, Corpedia's diverse product lines identify and quantify key risks while also providing actionable tools for mitigating and preventing compliance breakdowns. Ranging from e-learning courses that reinforce key concepts through engaging interactions to advisory services that provide insight into compliance best practices, Corpedia’s solutions can be tailored to fit each organization. www.corpedia.com.
About NYSE Governance Services, Corpedia
NYSE Governance Services is an integrated suite of resources for public and privately held companies worldwide seeking to create a leadership advantage through corporate governance, risk, ethics and compliance practices. NYSE Governance Services leverages the expertise of Corpedia®, a leader in risk assessment and e-learning for ethics and compliance, and Corporate Board Member®, a trusted source on governance matters for company directors and C-level executives – both NYSE Euronext companies. NYSE Governance Services offers a range of training programs, advisory services, benchmarking analysis and scorecards, exclusive access to peer-to-peer events and thought leadership on key governance topics for company directors and C-level executives. For more information, visit https://usequities.nyx.com/listings/governance.