How To Choose Between An Internal or External Whistleblower Hotline

by Amanda Nieweler
It's a scenario many ethics professionals find themselves in. When implementing a whistleblower hotline, comparisons are made between internally run systems, and outsourced third-party programs. What would be the easiest? What would be the cheapest? What will get the job done?

Canada Day

by Amanda Nieweler
We're pretty proud to be a Canadian based ethics reporting services provider. Based in West Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia, most Vancouverites tend to concentrate on their own corner of the world. With a milder climate, an ocean and mountains in our back yard, we sometimes forget there's a great expanse of forest, lakes, and endless Tim Hortons between us and the Atlantic. So, to change things up a bit, have a bit of fun to celebrate Canada Day, and in keeping with the usual ethics and fraud themes, we've found some strange Canadian laws that are still in the books. Some of these had us saying 'Wow, eh? Didn't know that!' And they may have you blowing the whistle on your neighbours!

Stop staring... and other anti-harassment rules

by Amanda Nieweler
I'm not even sure how to start this post, because it seems very random. So let's just dive in and see where we go. #metoo is a voice for many sexual assault victims to break their silence about their own personal experiences.

How a company "fixes" its anti-harassment policy matters

by Amanda Nieweler
As the #metoo movement gains more traction, many more companies are stepping up their game and letting all employees know, harassment of any kind is completely not acceptable.

The bar for tone at the top has been set high

by Amanda Nieweler
"Tone at the top refers to the ethical atmosphere that is created in the workplace by the organization's leadership." "Whatever tone management sets will have a trickle-down effect on employees of the company. If the tone set by managers upholds ethics and integrity, employees will be more inclined to uphold those same values."

Ethics reporting with a human touch

by Amanda Nieweler
Remember the good old days of shopping through the Sears Catalogue? Well that ended 15 years ago! Today we can order almost anything by simply talking into a device. At the speed of light, technology is raising consumer's standards and there's no looking back. Needless to say, today's customers and business buyers are expecting a lot from companies, but many don’t have faith in those companies to deliver.