Introducing an ethics hotline into your company? Introductions can be awkward. Introducing a new system into your company can be fraught with challenges. And blank stares... Many times employees are happy with the way things are rolling along and wonder why rock the boat? Other employees welcome new ideas.
Let's break it down so thinking about it doesn't hurt quite so much! Excuses! We've heard them all. "An ethics reporting system is WAY too expensive." "An ethics reporting system isn't a priority right now." "Ugh, too much work..." Here's the thing. It's actually quite simple really. Companies may be thinking about hotlines, web portals. Then there's mail! What about faxing?
Don't retaliate, do reward, do investigate... Thanks for reading! Okay so we'll expand on that a little bit more. We came across an article that referenced a group of researchers that set out to isolate actionable factors that contributed to an ethical organization. It's a pretty broad spectrum to classify. Many would think an ethical organization is made from ethical leadership, how they serve the environment, or what their mission and vision is. But this research team came up with three measurable factors that any organization an use to improve their ethics.
Growing your business depends on detecting and preventing fraud Guest post by Emma Brown Starting up your own business? You can expect to put large amounts of time, capital and frustration into the project whether it's a labour of love or a money making machine. But no matter what, preventing unethical or illegal incidents that could potentially harm your new enterprise is an important (but often forgotten) step in the process of growing your business. Greiner's '5 Stages of Business Growth Model' suggests the most susceptible time for fraud is during the Stage 3 (Growth Through Delegation) where employee growth takes place.