In a recently published report where 1000 employees with first-hand experience of whistleblowing/use of hotlines were interviewed, it was found that 600 of them received no response or feedback, either positive or negative, from their management.
Any employee who has made the (sometimes difficult) decision to highlight their concerns or pass information via an internal reporting mechanism, should not be treated with such utter disregard.
How likely are they to come forward a second time ? Will they decide to keep a vital piece of information to themselves on another matter, because of how they were treated the first time ? How will they view the lack of commitment towards the ethical business practice that may well be preached, but certainly not practised by their organisation ?
The saying, 'The more you give, the more you get', could not spell it out any clearer.
As part of the full SeeHearSpeakUp whistleblowing/hotline service, we offer our client organisations the opportunity for us to provide the all important feedback to those who have made contact with us in the first instance.
We work closely with and maintain regular contact with our client organisations and this additional service, at no extra cost, maintains the continuity of communication and trust reached between the employee and SeeHearSpeakUp.
The report further added that due to potential internal conflicts that may arise, an external and independent 24/7 facility should always be considered for optimum employee accessibility.
SeeHearSpeakUp is there to provide your organisation and employees, easy and free accessibility 24/7, 365 days a year, wherever you and your employees operate in the world.