When it comes to ethics reporting and whistleblowing, there is sometimes confusion about the difference between confidential and anonymous reporting. Because both allow individuals to report misconduct without fear of reprisal, they are often used interchangeably, but there are critical differences between the two. Confidentiality refers to keeping information private between two parties, while anonymity
Your ethics hotline will only be effective if employees and other stakeholders know about it and feel comfortable reporting misconduct.
Third-party ethics hotlines are a requirement for publicly traded companies, but many other organizations choose to employ these anonymous reporting systems because of their benefits.
The #metoo movement has opened the world’s eyes to harassment in the workplace. Daily we are seeing new stories about celebrities and famous personalities that are being accused of harassment. Many of these stories are being taken directly to media because the victim did not have a method to safely report harassment without fear of
There is little that can hurt a company’s reputation and success quite like unethical behavior. Even the best companies can struggle from a lapse of business ethics that, when left unreported and unsolved, can cause disaster for even the most successful of corporations.
Every business has its problems. Some of them are minor, like a broken coffee maker. Others can cause major problems within your company, like an abusive manager or a business process that costs thousands more than an alternative. As much as you may be in touch with your business, there is no way you are
Employee complaints provide distinct problems for companies. How do you collect the complaints? Who should the complaints be filed with? How do you protect your employees from workplace retaliation? These are just some of the questions that need answering as you think about what kind of system your company should implement. While there are many