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Business Gifts and Entertainment (Global)

This course explains what all employees need to know about giving and receiving gifts, entertainment and other courtesies in the business context. It describes which business gifts and courtesies are appropriate and which are inappropriate, as well as how to handle questionable situations.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 30 minutes


Business courtesies including gifts, meals and entertainment are an important way to cement good working relationships between those who do business together. However, the practice can have negative consequences for a company and its relationships with business partners if it is not handled correctly. Inappropriate business courtesies may even be illegal if they can be considered bribes or kickbacks. To ensure compliance with the law and company policy, each employee needs to understand what is allowed and what is considered inappropriate under their company’s gifts and entertainment policy, as well as how to handle questionable situations.

By the end of this e-learning course, employees / learners will:

  • Recognize when a business courtesy is a bribe
  • Identify what is acceptable and unacceptable in giving or receiving gifts, meals or entertainment; and be able to handle inappropriate business gifts  

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