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The Merits of ‘Axe to Grind’ Whistleblowing Reports

October 02, 2022

The misuse of the word ‘malicious’ in whistleblowing laws and policies can misguide the handling of ‘axe to grind’ reports.   When Dale Horne of Whistle Blowers Ethics Hotline asked me to share my thoughts on the subject of ‘malicious reporting’ by anonymous whistleblowers, I jumped at the chance.   As an ethics consultant, I…

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Do’s & Don’ts for Employers: Encouraging Employee Whistleblowing

August 29, 2022

You pride yourself on running an ethical organisation, you know that unethical conduct in your ranks is inevitable at some stage, and you would rather hear about it via your hotline than a hashtag. Regulators around the world are offering eye-watering financial incentives to insiders who lift the corporate veil on your inner dealings. Business…

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Ethics hotline valuable weapon in protection of our flora and fauna

February 28, 2022

With the 2022 World Wildlife Day call for the application of innovative measures for the protection of wildlife, we take a look at the growing and gratifying role that Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd is playing in national parks and game reserves on the African continent with their ethics hotline.   It’s a challenge faced by…

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ISO 37002: Valuable guidelines for managing whistleblowing

November 28, 2021

Responsible for receiving and responding to or managing whistleblowing reports in an organisation?   Increasingly concerned that your whistleblower report handling will be found wanting?   You’re not alone. How you handle a whistleblowing report can have significant implications for both your organisation and your whistleblowers. It’s a growing realisation that is keeping executives up…

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Why People Don’t Speak Up at Work

August 06, 2018

Why don’t people speak up at work? Someone must have known, but they failed to speak up. If they had, your financial and other losses may have been a lot less.   Surely, in an age of hard-earned business reputations being ruined in a day, and in which one large fraud can be the last…