They're such a pain, right? They just push and push. Saying everything in their power to bring a company down. Contradicting the 'truths' that a company has worked so hard to portray to its employees, customers, the public. One 'little nobody' (or a few) who just Won't! Shut! Up! And now the company has to take time away from doing its business to aggressively fight these little nobodies. What a waste of time!
Harassment in the workplace, blackmail, and psychological manipulation Let's address the elephant in the office. The turmoil at Fox News has made for one heck of a story. It's a story we see time and time again involving employees and the big corporate monster. WorldCom, Enron to name a couple. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Megyn Kelly lays out the problem many employees see today. That being the fear of coming forward to report concerns and violations:
It's fraud week! Yes it's fraud week. And like many supporters of fraud prevention, we want to get our word out about how businesses need to be proactive in the fight against fraud. We're not going to list a bunch of facts and statistics on how fraud hurts. We've already immersed ourselves in all that stuff. And we already know that fraud kind of sucks!
Fighting Fraud: protecting the cornerstone of communities everywhere Many communities depend on small businesses. They drive the local economy. They create jobs. They can be economic powerhouses. In British Columbia, small businesses account for one-third of the province's GDP, outdistancing the performance of the small business sector in other provinces across Canada.
A simple Thank-You packs a powerful punch Many companies are only just starting to embrace ethics reporting. They've gone through the implementation process with their vendor, if they've chosen to use a third-party system. Training employees on the new system has been done. Promotional materials have been handed out. Senior management has endorsed the system and has encouraged employees to report the wrongs they see. So when reports start to trickle in, there's one very important thing that has to be done before anything else: Thank the whistleblower.
Communication is key! The process of implementing an ethics intake, or reporting, program into your company doesn't stop when the program has been set up, and employees can successfully log in and navigate around it. One comment we hear from some clients is that there has been no use of the system they implemented last year. "We've had zero uptake..."