First, let’s consider why a healthy speak-up reporting volume is important. The existence of a strong speak-up culture is widely accepted as fundamental to any ethics and compliance program. In addition to being legally required for many organizations, it is accepted as a key component of delivering a transparent culture with a strong sense of organizational justice and accountability. A recent study clearly identified the correlation between whistleblower report volume and business health.
What can you do to raise the number of reports you receive and ultimately build a stronger speak-up culture across your organization? It all depends on what is at the root of the problem. Common causes for suppressed reporting include
- Lack of awareness that a hotline exists and why
- Fear of retaliation
- Reluctance to “tattle-tale” or “snitch” on colleagues
- Skepticism that a report will lead to change
So, what can you do to counteract these factors? In this ebook we will highlight 6 steps that will provide practical initiatives that you can implement today to increase hotline awareness and reporting.