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Compliance fail: Chinese bank employees publicly spanked for poor performance

Bruce Carton | June 22, 2016

A disturbing video of a Chinese bank's effort to improve employee performance -- through public, violent spankings of employees -- was posted yesterday in a BBC article. The video, which will make even the most hardened U.S. compliance officer cringe, shows a line of employees from Changzhi Rural Commercial Bank being subjected to an awful "team-building" workshop in which a corporate trainer spanks them with a paddle in front of a roomful of over 200 of their co-workers.

According to the BBC, the trainer asked the different employees why they are "ranked the lowest today" before spanking them. The employees responded with answers such as "[b]ecause I have not exceeded myself," "I did not coordinate with my team" and "I lacked courage." Shanghaist reports that after the third round of spankings...
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