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    what whistleblowers wantWhat do whistle-blowers want or expect from their place of work? It's a very good question!

    You have your whistle-blowing policy in place and senior managers have given it their endorsement. So, what next?

    You wait... but, well, the reports aren't exactly flooding in.

    Don't celebrate just yet. It doesn't mean there are no issues where you work. You just haven't found anyone willing to break the silence.

    It's a common problem. Research by the Public Concern at Work a leading whistle-blowing charity, as well as legal firm Slater and Gordon, shows a real reluctance by employees to speak out. It's not hard to see why:

    Key whistle-blowing research findings

    • 33% of people who raised concerns at work were dismissed
    • 22% were victimised or faced disciplinary action by their employer
    • 37% of employers denied there was a problem
    • Only 10% of cases were resolved by the employer

    (Source: Slater and Gordon)

     Clearly, more needs to be done to address this. So what should you do? Where should you start?

    There are just 3 things whistle-blowers expect of their company:

    1. To have their report handled confidentially
    2. To be protected from any comeback - including being victimised or fired
    3. To have their report investigated properly

    Download your free whistleblowing training presentation

    By focusing on these areas, you can create a better climate and encourage everyone to take a stand.

    To find out more about whistleblowing and how to ensure the protection of whistleblowers, read more about our Whistleblowing e-learning module from our Essentials Course Library.

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