What is Whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing is the act of reporting illegal or dishonest activities that are taking place within an organization.
The United States False Claim Act, also referred to as “Lincoln Law,” protects whistleblowers and also encourages people to help the government keep our workforce safe. When most people think of a whistleblower, they tend to think of federal or governmental employees and departments. However, whistleblowing can take place in companies of any size or type.

How Does Whistleblowing Affect Your Employees?
It is important for employees to know that they have a place to turn to, in order to report illegal happenings within their companies, without being reprimanded or fired. Although whistleblowing can happen internally or externally, most whistleblowers do so internally. Companies with confidential, internal hotlines for purposes such as this can create a secure place for employees to turn to, which in turn helps your organization remain a safe and honest place to work.

HSD Metrics can customize exit interviews or employee engagement surveys to raise awareness of unethical or illegal matters that are in violation of the law or your company’s ethical standards. This helps current or exiting employees to have an anonymous place to blow their whistle, should they need to report any sort of illegal or alarming activity.

ExitRight provides instant notification to your company when an exiting employee describes an unethical, illegal, or unsafe act. This adds another outlet for surfacing such issues and allows for problem-solving on the matter.

Providing a way for individuals to express concerns anonymously, such as through our ExitRight® Employee Interview survey will give you more comprehensive information about particular areas in your business rather quickly, allowing you to take swift action as needed. Taking all necessary precautions in order to keep your business safe for employees will create a positive environment, showing that you care about everyone’s wellbeing. For more information about our ExitRight® survey, or to schedule your demo, contact us today.