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  • Video: Has an employee come to you with a concern?

    Video: Has an employee come to you with a concern?

    It's gonna happen—I mean, it's what you've trained them to do!—employees are gonna go to their managers with potential ethics concerns. Here's the question: Are your managers prepared for it? They are if they have this short, targeted...

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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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  • Video: What does the ethics and compliance team do?

    Video: What does the ethics and compliance team do?

    In this short, targeted training video (0:58), employees will learn how the E&C team puts your organizational values into practice.  We'll cover the "why" of training and policies, your role in overseeing the helpline, and your responsibility...

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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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  • Assessing Conflicts of Interest

    Assessing Conflicts of Interest

    This helpful one-pager gives HR professionals an easy way to assess whether a business decision raises red flags due to a conflict of interest. This off-the-shelf version guides them through both relationships and financial interests that may create a...

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  • Before you close the investigation file, make sure...

    Before you close the investigation file, make sure...

    This simple checklist reminds your investigative team of how to effectively close out and document an investigation. Before an investigation team moves on, there are about a dozen elements of documentation and communication that must occur. It’s...

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  • Policy Template

    Policy Template

    Break down your company's policies into an efficient explainer of what is OK, what isn't, and whom to contact with questions. This template is a simple, design-forward layout that organizes standard policy information into a format that is massively...

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  • Approving employee transfers?

    Approving employee transfers?

    Transfers aren’t simply logistics—they involve trade, IT, and ethics issues, too. Use this simple checklist to confirm relevant issues have been vetted before the employee is already at their new desk. Not only does this piece work across...

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  • Hiring red flags checklist

    Hiring red flags checklist

    Make the HR team your new squad with this straightforward checklist for evaluating new hires. Trade, antitrust, anticorruption: all of these can be triggered by hiring the “wrong” person—or at least, by hiring them without telling the...

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  • New Employee Onboarding checklist

    New Employee Onboarding checklist

    Seamlessly bring on new hires with this helpful checklist—and diligence record. Rather than overwhelm a new hire (and their manager) at the start of the new job, we created a simple checklist to detail what needs to happen. This informs everyone of...

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  • Departing Employee checklists

    Departing Employee checklists

    Employees departing may be routine nowadays, and that's exactly why you need these checklists. Make sure you and your teams get what you need before the employee is out the door! We created two checklists for completion—one for the employee, one...

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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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  • What to do when an employee raises a concern

    What to do when an employee raises a concern

    So, your employees feel comfortable raising concerns to management.  Good! Your speak-up culture is on the right track for success. But wait, have you trained your managers on how to handle these delicate conversations? Prime your managers with the...

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