Retaliation is a true fear for many who just want to speak-up about wrongdoing A business that welcomes open and honest feedback from employees who are able to speak-up about wrongdoing, can root out issues and fix them. This is a business that will thrive. All too often, people who point to suspicious behaviours, possibly illegal activity, or other issues that could devastate a company, are punished for their efforts.
Every employee should feel like they belong and are accepted in the workplace As a business owner, it is your responsibility to build a foundation for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Learn what you are responsible for and why it’s so important in today’s business arena.
Corporate Culture Plays a Role in Whistleblowing and Your ESG Criteria Whistleblowing is the disclosure or reporting of wrongdoing via mechanisms that employees, clients, and suppliers use to share information on activities that violate a company’s code of ethics, legal and regulatory requirements or international human rights standards.
Create a speak-up culture with a whistleblower hotline Taking steps to minimize the risk of fraud and workplace misconduct is important for any organization. That’s why whistleblower reporting tools are becoming so fundamental for many companies. Such tools serve as an easy way for employees to tip off management about unethical practices and misconduct in the workplace without fear or repercussion, meaning it can help to uncover any wrongdoing or illegal behaviour. This can protect your reputation and bottom line.
When running a business, you are responsible for the company’s accountability and transparency. When you’re at the helm, you’re not only responsible for yourself but for your employees too, and without proper oversight and ethics guidelines, you could all find yourself in hot water. That’s why when you’re setting up a business it’s important to implement corporate governance practices. We asked 7 industry experts about their best governance practices and this is what they said.
Remember the tale of the boy who cried wolf? How do you handle a situation where an employee keeps making the same whistleblower report over and over? Your investigation team does their due diligence with each report then closes each report with the conclusion that the reported concern is not substantiated, or there was no cause found. Yet the same employee keeps making the same report over and over.