Considering the proven importance of whistleblowers to a company’s anti-corruption efforts, it’s surprising that some still discourage employees from coming forward with concerns.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
Getting employees to report workplace misconduct and compliance lapses is one of the biggest challenges for organizations committed to complying with government anti-corruption regulations. Statistics show that internal employee reporting is the single most important element of detecting and preventing fraud, accounting for nearly half of all tips that lead to the discovery of fraud, according to the ACFE. But internal whistleblowers are also responsible for reports of other types of workplace misconduct that, unreported, could cost companies millions in litigation.
“Considering the proven importance of whistleblowers to a company’s anti-corruption efforts, it’s surprising that some still discourage employees from coming forward with concerns,” says Joe Gerard, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “Companies should be making every effort to ensure employees are comfortable reporting misconduct and we’re so pleased to have Lisa Noller and Michael Weisman on board to present a webinar on this important topic,” he says.
“A company can have a great compliance program on paper, but if management and the highest officers and board members aren’t behind it and aren’t involved in communicating it to employees and enforcing it, then they really aren’t going to be able to get employees to speak up when they have concerns,” says Noller. “Companies need to foster a culture of compliance and openness so potential whistleblowers see their employer responds to their needs and concerns and takes them seriously,” she says. This webinar, entitled “Speak Up! Encouraging Internal Compliance Communication,” will outline some of the ways companies can make that happen.
Webinar attendees will learn about:
- Encouraging a culture of compliance
- Implementing and following a non-retaliation policy
- Communicating with potential whistleblowers
- Determining when and how to ensure confidentiality
For more information and to register for the webinar, go http://i-sight.com/webinar-how-to-encourage-internal-compliance-communication/.
About Lisa Noller
Lisa Noller is a litigation partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is vice chair of the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice, and a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. She has spent almost 20 years investigating, litigating and trying complex criminal and civil cases, including responding to government investigations, conducting corporate internal investigations, and counselling clients in enforcement and other litigation matters. She is a former federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Illinois.
About Michael Weisman
Michael Weisman is the Chief Counsel, Compliance at Kraft Foods Group. As the lead attorney for issues related to ethics and compliance at Kraft Foods, he provides day-to-day management of the Kraft compliance team. He has extensive experience developing and managing ethics and compliance programs, counseling business clients, supervising and conducting internal investigations and responding to regulatory investigations.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm provides solutions for investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For more information and resources related to corporate investigations, visit the company website at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or j.gerard(at)i-sight(dot)com