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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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  • Non-retaliation for managers (Do this, not that)
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    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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  • 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 (0:40), 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...

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  • Non-retaliation for managers
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    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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  • What is retaliation?
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What does "in good faith" mean?
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    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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  • 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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  • Video: What does the ethics and compliance team do?

    Video: What does the ethics and compliance team do?

    In this short, targeted training video (0:56), 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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  • 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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  • 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: Exclusion

    Retaliation: Exclusion

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

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  • Retaliation: Bullying

    Retaliation: Bullying

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

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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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  • Retaliation: Reassignment/relocation

    Retaliation: Reassignment/relocation

    This powerful graphic makes clear that moving or reassigning team members for raising compliance concerns is retaliation. And it's never allowed.

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  • Retaliation: Termination

    Retaliation: Termination

    This powerful graphic makes clear that terminating a team member for raising compliance concerns in good faith is retaliation. And it's never allowed.

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  • Retaliation: Pay Cut

    Retaliation: Pay Cut

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

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  • Retaliation: Demotion

    Retaliation: Demotion

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

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