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  • The truth is employees hold misconceptions about your helpline that keep them from reporting. But you can bust those myths with this eye-catching infographic. It tackles seven common misbeliefs from “My company probably already knows about [this]” to “Nothing will happen if I speak up.”

Are you hearing other funky things through the grapevine? Rumor has it you can add those or tweak what’s here to match whatever your employees may be confused about. Them’s the facts.

    7 myths about speaking up (and the truth)

    The truth is employees hold misconceptions about your helpline that keep them from reporting. But you can bust those myths with this eye-catching infographic. It tackles seven common misbeliefs from “My company probably already knows about...

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  • Bonus Icons: Contacting Helpline and Compliance

    Bonus Icons: Contacting Helpline and Compliance

    Your company offers a variety of ways to speak up, so use these icons to make your folks aware of how they can contact compliance—from chatbots to QR codes to text messaging—and everything in between. This bonus pack makes it easy to...

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  • Investigations can be complex, but your speak-up comms don’t need to be! Keep it basic with this straightforward chart that quickly eases fears about reporting to the helpline. By breaking down confidentiality and anonymity, folks will understand who sees helpline reports and how their identity is protected. Transparency FTW!

    Helpline: Anonymous vs. Confidential

    Investigations can be complex, but your speak-up comms don’t need to be! Keep it basic with this straightforward chart that quickly eases fears about reporting to the helpline. By breaking down confidentiality and anonymity, folks will understand...

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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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  • 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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  • Video: Stuck with a Tough Decision?

    Video: Stuck with a Tough Decision?

    This short training video (1:13) frames ethical decision-making in super practical terms, focusing on how people actually think instead of vague hypotheticals or academic philosophies. We’ll guide your employees through a simple five-question...

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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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  • 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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  • Email Signatures

    Email Signatures

    Don't waste the chance to get your compliance message out there; use this easy guide to incorporate it with every email. You ever seen folks who have compliance team branding, with their own signatures? Those are cool. But you know what’s better?...

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  • New Employee Orientation slides

    New Employee Orientation slides

    This simple guide helps bring new hires quickly up to speed on the company's compliance program without overwhelming them. New employees tend to worry about, in order: (1) where is the bathroom, (2) who is my manager, (3) how does healthcare work, (4)...

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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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  • What happens when you contact the helpline? - screensaver

    What happens when you contact the helpline? - screensaver

    The helpline isn’t a black box. Use this quick-hit screensaver to show your employees what to expect before they make the call. Need to go into more detail? Check out "What happens when I contact the helpline?"

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  • Annual Refresher Course & Code Obligations Job Aid

    Annual Refresher Course & Code Obligations Job Aid

    Still stuck doing annual check-the-box training? Gross, and sorry. But hey, at least this 31-slide kit will make it 10 minutes long and actually relevant to every employee. So, you've got that going for you, which is nice. The ideal annual refresher...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Our Code of Conduct

    Our Code of Conduct

    This ingenious infographic is the missing link between your masterful Code and having your employees actually use it. After all, you poured your compliance heart into an amazing reference tool that speaks practically about your values and expectations...

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  • Super Simple Helpline - poster

    Super Simple Helpline - poster

    Snail mail? Yup, people still use it. This phenomenally straightforward piece tells your employees exactly what they need to know for reporting concerns. Heads up: this is the standard version. Looking for the line art version? Find it here.  

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  • Basic Code of Conduct Obligations

    Basic Code of Conduct Obligations

    This general guide is a quick reminder (with tips!) of day-to-day things that every employee needs to know, including how each of us has responsibilities related to ethics and compliance. Meant as a refresher and thought-provoker, this piece...

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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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  • 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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