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.
A study shows an increase need in hotline reporting Over the last decade, there's been a surge in the adoption and usage of anonymous whistleblower hotlines. Efforts to increase the protection of whistleblowers are on the rise.
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." ~ Maya Angelou Today around the world, women are standing up for each other in celebration of International Women's Day.
Whistleblowers actually have a lot of power. They just aren't aware of it. In a recent survey by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, nearly a third of participants who were surveyed, who did witness misconduct, chose not to report it.
Today is National Whistleblower Day. There are so many whistleblowers in history who who stood up about misconduct and spoke up to tell their story. They did this because they knew it was the right thing to do. But it wasn't easy.
Why are some companies so reluctant to change from one vendor to another? Especially when the existing vendor makes a company feel nothing but frustration? The biggest culprit is likely fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the work involved in moving from one vendor to another. Fear of 'what if we made the wrong decision'? But in the back of your mind, and in the interest of the company, you are coming to the conclusion that your organization needs to start looking for a better alternative to manage your ethics hotline. But that ol' fear kicks in!