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.
What makes for an effective whistleblower hotline? Do you have a whistleblower hotline? How do you know if it's functioning effectively? Putting a whistleblower program in place is a great first step, however, it's important to take the time to measure its effectiveness.
Third party ethics hotlines promote a safe workplace culture One of the best ways to minimize internal risk is to create an environment where employees feel like they are able to come forward and report wrongdoing, without being punished.
Many companies implement a whistleblower system, launching with a big announcement, talk the talk and then let the system fade quietly in the background. If a whistleblower system (and open culture) are going to be successful there are 5 steps that you should consider in order for it to be fully appreciated, utilized and recognized by your employees.