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Speaking Up

Managers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In this short, targeted training video (0:40), managers will learn how they should address employee concerns to encourage speaking up and prevent retaliation claims.

We’ll guide them through how to react when an employee raises a concern using specific examples so it really sinks in. Then, we’ll cover what NOT to do to help avoid anything that might cause a chilling effect on reporting.

Want to make a lasting impression? Follow up with Non-retaliation for Managers: (Do This, Not That) and some of these other related pieces for reinforcement.

    Video: Non-retaliation for Managers

    In this short, targeted training video (0:45), managers will learn how they should address employee concerns to encourage speaking up and prevent retaliation claims. We’ll guide them through how to react when an employee raises a concern using...

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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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  • What does "in good faith" mean?

    What does "in good faith" mean?

    Show your employees that a sincere belief that what you're saying is true is reason enough to come forward.

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

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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Email Headers

    Email Headers

    Captain Obvious says, “if you want people to read your stuff, you have to get them to look at it first.” But that’s tough when you’re competing with overstuffed inboxes, constant IMs and notifications, and other distractions...

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  • Non-retaliation for managers: say thanks

    Non-retaliation for managers: say thanks

    A helpful reminder for managers that they should show appreciation—not negative judgment—when employees come forward with concerns.

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  • Retaliation: Bad review

    Retaliation: Bad review

    This powerful graphic makes clear that giving team members bad reviews for raising compliance concerns is retaliation. And it's never allowed.

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  • Non-retaliation for managers: tell compliance

    Non-retaliation for managers: tell compliance

    A helpful reminder for managers that they should loop in compliance immediately when issues are raised.

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  • When managers should escalate concerns to Compliance - OCTOBER GIFT

    When managers should escalate concerns to Compliance - OCTOBER GIFT

    We love it when leadership takes ownership of compliance, but what happens when they try to handle big-deal issues all on their own? Don’t leave ‘em in the dark wondering when they should loop you in. With this guide, they’ll know...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Retaliation: Abusive behavior

    Retaliation: Abusive behavior

    This powerful graphic makes clear that verbally abusing a team member for raising compliance concerns is retaliation. And it's never allowed.

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  • Non-retaliation for managers: keep in confidence

    Non-retaliation for managers: keep in confidence

    A helpful reminder for managers to keep ethics issues confidential. And not to tell their teams.

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  • Non-retaliation for managers: no taking sides

    Non-retaliation for managers: no taking sides

    A helpful reminder for managers that their job when an ethics or compliance issue is raised isn't being judge or jury, but ensuring the right people are told and there's follow-through.

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