The dos and don’ts of compliance and employee reporting

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Employee reporting is not only a critical element of an effective compliance program but also a core function that demonstrates the organization’s goodwill in corporate and social responsibility. These sources of reporting—such as the compliance hotline/helpline and other integrity-related reporting—permit employees, volunteers, and contractors to report matters or raise concerns safely with no fear of retaliation.

Is your compliance reporting volume up or down? What are the trends you are seeing over time or by season?

If the volume goes up, this may not necessarily imply new concerns. It could also indicate signs of a healthy work environment and the result of trust and a strong speak-up culture. If reporters have a positive outcome, feel their concerns were heard and understood, and believe action was taken in a timely manner, they will likely be more inclined to reach out in the future and also encourage their peers to report.

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