Many companies have already implemented an ethics reporting program, others might be thinking about one for some time in the future. And still others may not have even considered it. You might think it’s too expensive, or that you don’t need one. With what seems to be an onslaught of corporate scandals in the media these days, ensuring that your existing program is ticking away nicely, or that your newly implemented program gets the company-wide press it needs, here are four misconceptions we’ve quickly put together about a whistleblower program.
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.
This is an article from The Guardian newspaper in the UK. It is an excellent summary of why it is so incredibly important to support whistleblowers, to give employees access to anonymous and confidential channels to come forward and protect the integrity of the organization and their colleagues.