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A Tick-the-Box Approach to Whistleblowing Will Destroy ESG Efforts

Corporate Culture Plays a Role in Whistleblowing and Your ESG Criteria Whistleblowing is the disclosure or reporting of wrongdoing via mechanisms that employees, clients, and suppliers use to share information on activities that violate a company’s code of ethics, legal and regulatory requirements or international human rights standards.

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Does Rideau Hall Need a Whistleblower Program?

A speak up culture helps build better workplace environments Rideau Hall is the official residence of Canada's Governor General... well not anymore. At least not the last person to hold this position. The last few days has seen a meltdown of Rideau Hall's internal workplace culture. Canada's Governor General, Julie Payette, has stepped down from her duties due to allegations of workplace harassment, bullying, and creating a toxic workplace culture.

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Whistleblower Case Closure Time: It's A Timely Matter

What's the best case closure time for your hotline reports? On average 30 days is best - from the report coming in, to it being fully closed. Many whistleblowers will raise their concerns internally first. This is because they believe that by doing so, the company will investigate their concern seriously and the whistleblower will emerge on the other end with some form of closure to their concern.

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Crazy Beliefs About Whistleblower Programs

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. A common belief is that organizations think these programs are too expensive, or that they just don’t need one. With what seems to be a continued onslaught of corporate scandals in the media, ensuring that existing compliance programs are working correctly, or that newly implemented programs get off to a stellar start, to not have an ethics reporting program in place could be detrimental.

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When An Ethics Hotline And Your Company Meet For The First Time

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.

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4 Wacky Misconceptions About Whistleblower Programs

No Need to Be Afraid! (They Don't Bite) 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. A common misconception is that organizations think these programs are too expensive, or that they just don’t need one. With what seems to be a continued onslaught of corporate scandals in the media, ensuring that existing compliance programs are working correctly, or that newly implemented programs get off to a stellar start, to not have an ethics reporting program in place could be detrimental.

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