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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Want to collect customer data?

    Want to collect customer data?

    A handy infographic based on FTC guidance, this walks your teams through the main issues involved in collecting and using customer data. Rather than give hard-and-fast rules, this piece asks critical questions about the use of customer...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Who's looking at your profile? - poster

    Who's looking at your profile? - poster

    Folks don't realize how useful social media can be to your company's adversaries. This helpful graphic cautions them before they post online.

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  • Every company wants to make sure employees are set up for success and have equal access to all their benefits and privileges—after all, that’s how you retain your best people! Use this awareness poster to promote diversity and inclusion (and productivity!) in the workplace by inviting your employees to discuss their needs with HR.

    Reasonable Accommodations (accessible areas version)

    Every company wants to make sure employees are set up for success and have equal access to all their benefits and privileges—after all, that’s how you retain your best people! Use this awareness poster to promote diversity and inclusion (and...

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  • Virtual Backgrounds

    Virtual Backgrounds

    Video meetings allow you to easily conduct business and share info from wherever you are—sometimes a little too easily—but these virtual backgrounds have your back, literally! Use them to remind yourself and others to keep unrelated work docs...

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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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  • Do you really need it?

    Do you really need it?

    Being mindful of privacy issues before your team obtains info can prevent the problems in the first place.

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  • Loose lips cause stock dips

    Loose lips cause stock dips

    Not everyone knows when sensitive business info gets out, but everyone knows when your stock plummets. This piece vividly illustrates the connection.

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  • Competitive Information: New Hire Screening

    Competitive Information: New Hire Screening

    Hiring someone from a competitor? You've got risks. This guide breaks down responsibilities and tasks to make sure everyone is coordinated—and it works as a record for due diligence, too! In the rush to hire someone, it’s easy to forget that...

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  • Hiring red flags module

    Hiring red flags module

    Get your team aware of the compliance pitfalls in the hiring process. It’s not always clear when a potential hire can be bad news. Does your HR team know how to spot conflicts of interest? Or to sniff out when a position is being used to secure new...

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  • Do you really need that data?

    Do you really need that data?

    Just because it's possible doesn't mean your team should do it. Urge them to be mindful in how (and why) they collect data.

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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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  • 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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