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How to Improve Your Whistleblower Program and Address Impediments to Reporting

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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All publicly traded companies are required to have a process whereby employees can report occupational misconduct—i.e., the whistleblower program. How do you know if your company has an effective program? What do you do to build awareness throughout the company? Which department is best equipped to manage the whistleblower hotline? Does your program leverage social media? What steps can you take to mitigate the fear of retaliation and encourage employees to report misconduct?

Learning Objectives: provide perspective on how leading organizations have successfully integrated the whistleblower hotline into the corporate culture, learn how to retool an existing program, and learn how to address one of the major impediments to effective whistleblower programs, the reluctance of employees to come forward because of the real or perceived fear of retaliation.