Promoting Values to Encourage Reporting and Discourage Retaliation

Employees who feel safe approaching their managers or using the company’s anti-corruption hotline are more likely to report potential corruption issues. But without a strong ethical culture, individuals who report issues, particularly those sitting far from the watchful eye of corporate headquarters, can be subjected to reprisals. In a recent interview, Katie Smith, chief compliance officer at Convercent, discussed how to establish and demonstrate a company’s values to encourage reporting and simultaneously discourage retaliation. See “In-House Compliance Experts Provide Practical Insights on Establishing and Maintaining Whistleblower Hotlines” (Aug. 16, 2017).

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