Sometimes employees have to (or decide to) miss work. When that happens, the natural and responsible thing for them to do is notify their employer. But the who, what, when, and why of that notification aren’t always well defined, leading to problems.
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.
Every employer knows the confusion that can come with unexpected absences. When the absentee reporting process isn’t streamlined, this confusion can go from a mild inconvenience to a potential threat to your business operations. Accidents, illnesses, and other emergencies can happen at any time. Employees cannot always notify their shift supervisor, manager, scheduler, and HR
This will not come as news to anyone in Management or HR, but employee attendance has become one of the greatest challenges to modern businesses. Not only does poor employee attendance crush your productivity, but it can also result in costly unemployment claims and grievances. The government and unions always give the benefit of the
Save Your Business While Protecting Your Staff by Proactively Screening Employees to Combat the Pandemic and Avoid Business Disruptions
Lawsuits are the very real boogie men of the business world. Over the past decade, companies faced with employee lawsuits paid an average of $40,000 for out-of-court settlements and $45,000 when cases went to trial. And, when employees have better cases than their employers, that figure can increase exponentially. Currently, hourly workplace absenteeism in America
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.
Many companies and organizations have a code of ethics and best practices. However, these policies are useless unless you have a meaningful way to handle violations. This means in addition to a code of ethics and best practices, your company should also have in place a whistleblower policy for reporting violations. While there are similarities