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  • You nailed your speak-up campaign. Now it's time to build on that foundation and give your managers the perfect listen-up tool to handle those delicate intake conversations. Since it’s likely that employees will go to their supervisor with concerns, use this handy conversation guide as a blueprint to prep your managers and make the first report stick. It covers all the nuts and bolts including making sure employees feel heard, drilling down to the facts, and level-setting so everyone knows what to expect.

    Has an employee come to you with a concern?

    You nailed your speak-up campaign. Now it's time to build on that foundation and give your managers the perfect listen-up tool to handle those delicate intake conversations. Since it’s likely that employees will go to their supervisor with...

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  • Received an Employee Concern?

    Received an Employee Concern?

    This elegant guide shows exactly where to go within the company when issues pop up: HR, compliance, or both. A lot of really smart managers and employees don’t know the difference between HR and compliance—the two teams’...

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  • Stuck with a tough decision?

    Stuck with a tough decision?

    Ordered around how people actually think, this decision tree aids employees wrestling with whether something is permissible. Everyone experiences that queasy feeling when they’re not sure what how to do the right thing. We ask some...

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  • We do not tolerate retaliation

    We do not tolerate retaliation

    Use this highly visual piece to heighten your team’s understanding of what retaliation looks like, and what to do if it happens to them. This piece powerfully enforces a core tenet of your culture: retaliating against someone who raises a red flag...

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  • This is Harassment

    This is Harassment

    Understanding when behavior crosses a line isn't always clear. This guide shows employees the signs not to ignore in a graphic way that's easy to remember. Cleverly utilizing the senses of look, feel, and sound, this piece groups the main categories of...

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  • What is retaliation?

    What is retaliation?

    This helpful graphic gives full color to retaliation by both giving examples and explaining what to do about it. Retaliation is more than someone getting fired–this piece helps folks know it when they see it.

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  • Non-retaliation for managers (Do this, not that)

    Non-retaliation for managers (Do this, not that)

    Do this, not that! Show your managers how—and how not—to address employees' ethics concerns effectively. Leveraging the learning power of contrasting pairs, this task-based piece walks managers through how to react when an employee raises an...

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  • How to speak up when you're a bystander

    How to speak up when you're a bystander

    Employees don’t always speak up when they see things that don’t align with your org’s values or policies. Often, they throw in the towel because they think it’s someone else’s responsibility, that the issue was already...

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  • Do your employees really get compliance or do they see it as a bureaucratic box-checking exercise they have to do once a year?

Reach out to those naysayers (and your ethics cheerleaders) with this inspiring infographic that unpacks why compliance matters—not just to the organization—but to them specifically. 

Why’s this such a BFD? Once you explain what’s in it for them, they’ll be way more open to listening to what else you have to say, and you’ll be one step closer to adding another compliance champion to the squad!

    Why should I care about compliance?

    Do your employees really get compliance or do they see it as a bureaucratic box-checking exercise they have to do once a year? Reach out to those naysayers (and your ethics cheerleaders) with this inspiring infographic that unpacks why compliance...

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  • Non-retaliation for managers

    Non-retaliation for managers

    Ensure your managers know how to address employee concerns with this helpful go-to guide. We love contrasting examples—they’re extraordinarily powerful in helping people learn appropriate behavior. Here, this approach is used to show your...

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  • Let’s be real, when it comes to being a manager, the people stuff is usually the hardest part of the job. And being asked to be “inclusive” can raise anxiety levels even further: How exactly do I do that? Am I doing something wrong? Is there something I haven’t thought of? It’s complex, but this super practical infographic isn’t. It skillfully lays out nine DOs and DON’Ts for managers to apply in their day-to-day work lives. Share this with them to ensure a welcoming environment for everyone!

    How a manager can create inclusion

    Let’s be real, when it comes to being a manager, the people stuff is usually the hardest part of the job. And being asked to be “inclusive” can raise anxiety levels even further: How exactly do I do that? Am I doing something wrong? Is...

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  • You can preach “speaking up” until you’re blue in the face, but if your managers aren’t echoing the message—or even worse, unintentionally discouraging it—it’s not going to make a difference. And that’s sad. But don’t worry. Be happy. because you can show ‘em what the right way looks like with this fab framework for creating psychological safety, offering speak-up pathways for every preference, and modeling positive leadership when mistakes (inevitably) happen.

    Creating a speak up culture

    You can preach “speaking up” until you’re blue in the face, but if your managers aren’t echoing the message—or even worse, unintentionally discouraging it—it’s not going to make a difference. And that’s sad...

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  • How we treat each other around the office

    How we treat each other around the office

    If a chunk of your Helpline reports stem from interpersonal issues—like general lack of civility and professionalism—you’re not alone. And, that’s no surprise. Like college roommates, sometimes our day-to-day interactions get...

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  • Imagine a world where employees are empowered and skilled at working out their ethics and compliance concerns themselves—before tensions escalate and managers, HR, and/or your helpline investigators have to step in...[insert clouds parting and sunbeams stretching down from the sky, warming your face]

This isn’t a pipe dream; it’s a worthy goal. You just gotta start the journey! This infographic is a huge leap in the right direction. It masterfully unpacks the do’s and don’ts of how to speak up effectively and influence ethical behavior at the peer level. So when two roads diverge in the yellow wood, your employees will have a guide to pick the right path and make all the difference.

    How to speak up and handle tough conversations

    Imagine a world where employees are empowered and skilled at working out their ethics and compliance concerns themselves—before tensions escalate and managers, HR, and/or your helpline investigators have to step in...[insert clouds parting and...

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  • Is your investigation team suffering from a case of so-and-so-is-breaking-the-rules anonymous report blues?

Cure what ails you with this crafty one-pager. It lists all the ingredients for a fact-based report that your team can act on. Side effects include: reduced levels of frustration, shortness of investigations, and solid resolutions—just what the doctor ordered.

    Making a call to the helpline?

    Is your investigation team suffering from a case of so-and-so-is-breaking-the-rules anonymous report blues? Cure what ails you with this crafty one-pager. It lists all the ingredients for a fact-based report that your team can act on. Side effects...

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  • Grandma knows what’s up. Help your team easily determine whether behavior is appropriate at the workplace with this colorful decision tree. Your workplace doesn’t have to be stuffy, but it’s a business, and recognition that your action can cause others discomfort should be the guiding principle.

    Is it OK to do or say [blank] at work?

    Grandma knows what’s up. Help your team easily determine whether behavior is appropriate at the workplace with this colorful decision tree. Your workplace doesn’t have to be stuffy, but it’s a business, and recognition that your action...

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  • Careful virtual communications

    Careful virtual communications

    We may love dishing about juicy binge-worthy shows on Slack, but it’s easy to forget that these types of communications are on company record, which can lead to problems if discussions take a sensitive turn.  At best: cringey embarrassing...

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  • Stuck with a tough decision? (line art version)

    Stuck with a tough decision? (line art version)

    Ordered around how people actually think, this decision tree aids employees wrestling with whether something is permissible. Everyone experiences that queasy feeling when they’re not sure what how to do the right thing. We ask some...

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  • Your employees will appreciate this clear guidance on how to participate in political activities without breaking the rules.
While political debates are best left to awkward family dinners—let’s face it—personal views are bound to come up in the workplace. And that’s fine as long as the boundaries are defined. This piece does just that by neatly framing what’s OK and what’s totally off limits. Metaphoric guardrails!

    Taking an active role in politics?

    Your employees will appreciate this clear guidance on how to participate in political activities without breaking the rules. While political debates are best left to awkward family dinners—let’s face it—personal views are bound to come...

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  • How we treat each other around the office (manager version)

    How we treat each other around the office (manager version)

    It's not unusual to spend hours investigating a Helpline report only to discover that everything stemmed from a manager's poor people skills. It wasn't a true compliance issue after all. UGH! Be proactive and give your leaders this concise—but...

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  • Interacting with clients and service providers

    Interacting with clients and service providers

    While treating customers and vendors with respect is the right thing to do, it’s also great for business. Avoid helpline complaints and negative reviews (including on job search sites) by explaining exactly what civility and respect look like when...

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  • Giving and receiving feedback

    Giving and receiving feedback

    If a chunk of your Helpline reports stem from interpersonal issues—like general lack of civility and professionalism—you’re not alone.   And, that’s no surprise. People aren’t great at sharing feedback (or just plain...

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  • Giving and receiving feedback (manager version)

    Giving and receiving feedback (manager version)

    It’s not unusual to receive a Helpline report, only to find out after hours of investigation that it isn’t a true harassment or discrimination issue—it’s a general lack of civility and professionalism by a manager...

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  • What can I ask a candidate during the hiring process?

    What can I ask a candidate during the hiring process?

    Hiring is exciting (finally, all hands on deck!) but if anyone on the team slips up and asks the wrong question during the interview process—stormy seas are ahead! Fear not matey, because this infographic maps out what’s OK to ask, what...

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