Recently the team at Core Integrity critically assessed the report into different whistleblower procedures by Griffith University professors Brown and Lawrence.
The report focused on strengths, weaknesses and differences in general across corporate, government and not for profit organisations.
Among the key take outs for us were:
- The lack of formal whistleblower policies and procedures in place
- The lack of education and training available to those responsible for managing whistleblower programs
- The lack of protection for whistleblowers
- The negative impact on culture felt in organisations where people don’t feel safe to speak up
The results were broadly as expected with government industries having the most procedures in place, then corporate firms then not for profit organisations.
Professor Brown said, “The fact that even the most advanced public sectors are also still weak on support and protection processes, confirms the need for new thinking and improved, smarter standards across the board”.
A parliamentary inquiry has just been completed to examine best practice criteria for legislation and recommendations for reform across all industries. Talk to us today about the results of the parliamentary inquiry and how to adopt the recommendations in you organisation.
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“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
– Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Black swans, unknown unknowns, latent and high risk incidents…. Fraud and integrity risks are likely to impact your business. But did you know they can be detected early and successfully managed, or even prevented all together? Are you aware of the fraud and integrity risks waiting to impact your organisation?
Proactive fraud and integrity risk management provides your organisation the greatest return on investment in the market. In 2016 the median loss per incident was $150,000, with 23.2% of cases causing losses of $1 million or more.*
Talk to us today about the proactive steps you can take to prevent the harmful effects of these unmanaged risks on your people, brand, reputation and financial strength of your business.
*ACFE Report to the Nations on occupational fraud abuse, 2016 Global fraud study.
Does your corporate or sporting organisation have the capability to conduct best practice workplace misconduct investigations following due process and natural justice? Are you confident of investigating and tabling allegations to employees within applicable laws and regulatory requirements? Do you know the trigger point for when an independent investigation is necessary?
Recently English soccer striker Eniola Aluko spoke out about bullying. One of the fallout issues was the investigation of the complaint itself. Aluko alleged she was victimised as a result of speaking up, evidence was overlooked and key witnesses were not spoken to as part of the investigation process.
Aluko said, “If anybody, was going through something difficult in the team right now, would they speak out? That is the most damaging thing about this because if you think of a young player, for instance, who wants to play for England in the future – let’s say a young black player – she’s going to look at this and go: ‘If anything ever happens to me, what happened to Eni Aluko? I can’t say anything.’ That to me is the most heart-breaking thing.
“I do not think players are going to feel confident sharing grievances… That’s dangerous, if players feel like they cannot speak out about certain things.”*
Core Integrity conduct independent, confidential workplace investigations to ensure the welfare and protection of all parties. All matters are investigated with best practice and within applicable law to ensure you get it right the first time.
Talk to us today about our workplace misconduct investigations and our Integrity Hotline which allows your people to speak up safely.
*Reference at http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/40995165
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