Whistleblowing regulations in the EU, UK and US increase the reporting and training responsibilities of businesses of all sizes, with the new EU Directive granting additional protections to whistleblowers and increasing the scope of regulations.
Many businesses still lack adequate reporting processes to allow individuals to anonymously report suspicious and inappropriate behaviour. Simply having a designated reporting person or a static form hidden among the pages of on-boarding documentation does little to ensure staff feel comfortable coming forward without fear of any repercussions. Organisations that make it easy for staff and members of the public to make a report are more likely to avoid huge reputational and financial loss.
VinciWorks' whistleblowing solution allows businesses to capture all breaches, complaints and issues in one secure framework to mitigate organisational risk in real time.
A complaint is submitted. This can be done anonymously if the reporter wishes.
Administrators receive an email notification and informs relevant parties of the complaint.
Review the incident and decide on next steps.
Follow up report by gaining any extra information from the reporter.
A risk assessment is carried out to avoid the incident occurring again.
Update the dashboard and monitor the incident and related risks.