Why would a company need a whistleblowing hotline? Well it's simple. Employees are the eyes and ears to all the activity happening in the workplace. They see and hear everything. And their voice is a valuable tool into understanding and analyzing the inner workplace culture.
Keeping Your Corporate Culture Healthy and Energetic "I work in a company that discourages speaking up and I love it", said no employee ever. In fact, more employees are seeking out potential employers with a specific cultural DNA that not only encourages speaking up, but also does not retaliate. Not long ago, the phrase "corporate culture" would have sparked a choir of groans.
Ethics hotlines are the foundation for a culture Your workplace culture has likely undergone a slight transformation over the past few months. And that's okay. A workplace culture is a living and breathing entity that will change and morph over time depending on any given situation that arises. Coronavirus for example.
Lack of communication! It's a phrase that's often heard in the workplace. Office-dwellers have said it, even more of us have heard it. But how does this phrase translate into the success of a whistleblower hotline or ethics reporting program?
We tell ourselves little white lies all the time... Hitting the snooze button three times on a workday won't set me back that much. Happy hour is not going to stand in the way of making it to that 6 a.m. workout class tomorrow. Veggie chips count as a vegetable, right? We see the same when talking to companies about ethics reporting programs.