The young boy who blew the whistle -
Here's a new one. It's about a brave 12 year old who became a whistleblower. I wanted to share this one because as a mother myself, I try to teach my children about the greater...more
(Got your attention?) Yep, you read that right... beer -
One often thinks of bribery and corruption happening in major, high profile organizations (Enron, WorldCom, Tyco). Those are certainly the first I think of...more
Because they have first sight into the safety and treatment of patients -
There's been much in the media spotlight lately around UK healthcare whistleblowers. The scandal-hit Stafford Hospital has had it's fair share...more
Global Corruption Survey -
Transparency International carried out a Global Corruption Survey for 2013 to just under 100 countries. The results from this survey indicate that one in four people had paid a bribe to a...more
I've often wondered why well known, large, and "everybody knows the brand" organizations feel the need to cover up instances of when employees come forward to report wrongdoing. We've seen the General Motors debacle over an...more
Well of course they should... stakes have never been higher -
Anybody can be a whistleblower. But the most infamous today are technology professionals, making their debut in the headlines for exposing government...more
A past law helps modern day fraud fighting -
I've always been fascinated by the Civil War era. It probably had something to do with my first watching the TV series North and South. The costumes, beauty, characters,...more
Have you seen the movie Olympus Has Fallen?
It's about a Washington, DC policeman, and his daughter, who while on tour of the White House, get caught up in the middle of a group of armed paramilitary invaders who carry...more
Establishing compliant and ethical behaviour among the masses, and regulating against non-compliance is a big step in the fight against fraud and abuse. All organizations have their own unique plan in the running of their...more
In 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
The ACFEs 2014 Report to the Nations states that the most effective method for reducing workplace fraud is to implement an ethics hotline to allow and encourage employees, customers, and...more
Let's imagine this scenario...
You're an employee with an organization - have been for many years. You're loyal, friendly, and you care about the future of your employer and its business success.
It seems that Tesco has been artificially inflating its profits by £250m, and in the ensuing fiasco, has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director.
A whistleblower's warning had payments from...more
Whistle while you work... if you feel you have to!
Many characteristics work together to make an individual a professional person - one of which is upholding standards of ethical behaviour. This means that a professional...more
"Faulty" managers are hard to bring concerns of wrongdoing to -
That's why being able to do it anonymously and safely is so important to business success.
If you think back along the path of your career and jobs...more
"... the company was slow to respond to early threats and only belatedly took action."
By now we've all heard about the latest credit card breach within Home Depot - that account information of 56 million cardholders...more
One Fraud... Two Fraud... Three Fraud...
No organization wants to wake up to find themselves suddenly the center of unexpected liability or unwelcome scrutiny due to fraud. Fraud costs organizations more if it's...more
The G20 Say... "Priority number one: whistleblowing" -
Whistleblower protection laws have been in place for over two decades in some countries. But it's only recently that affective laws and procedures have begun to be...more
Let the elections begin -
Ontario is deep in municipal election campaigns across the province. One issue without question within Ontario governments is the need to address an increasingly aged and inadequate public...more
Who doesn't love football? NFL or CFL, when our favourite team runs onto the field, we start cheering at the television. Second on the headlines for us in BC is weather Travis Lulay will return to the BC Lions with yet...more
How do you manage your whistleblower complaints?
Getting employees to speak up when they see signs of wrongdoing is hard. Many employees struggle with initially "taking the plunge" (because that's how it may feel) for...more
Can a business gender discriminate? Is that ethical?
New York is what I call "taxi town". There's more taxis than personal cars. Much like London and their Black Cabs flying past in the opposite direction. NY offers...more
There's a lot to consider when getting ready to launch a whistleblower system. What policies and codes need to be developed to support the system? What types of reporting do you need? How do you measure success? And of...more
Most employees who report wrongdoing internally do it because they believe something will be done about it. Most employees, who would potentially blow the whistle, feel that if their whistleblowing actions have a positive...more
Some people will go to great lengths to claim they are entitled to a whistleblower reward based on evidence they have. I know, shocker right?
An example of this is via a commission order, dated August 29, 2014, that...more
With the increasing frequency and expanding scope of enforcement globally, organizations need to devote plenty of attention to anti-corruption due-diligence of third-parties that they engage. The value of due diligence is...more