Establishing a whistleblower hotline, (also known as an ethics hotline or tips hotline) to allow employees to anonymously communicate fraudulent or other inappropriate activity without fear of retaliation can contribute directly to your bottom line and improve morale. Use of a third-party professional to operate the whistleblower hotline avoids the time, processes and costs associated with setting up your own system. Employees are much more likely to use a third-party ethics hotline because of the comfort of confidentiality.
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 states that in order for companies to continue being listed on the various exchanges (as per the SEC), they must establish a way for boards of directors to receive, retain and treat complaints regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters. This process must be secure and allow for anonymity. A whistleblower Hotline allows your organization to meet the standards set forth by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
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Setting up a whistleblower hotline is easy and requires just a small investment. It can be operational within 24 hours. Strong backup plans are in place to ensure continuity.