The Charity that is Crimestoppers also oversees Integrity lines that are individual to clients and focused on the gathering of anonymous (or with individual approval from the caller, identified) information in mainly Human Resource areas such as harassment or bullying, unsafe work practices, use of illegal drugs, illegal use of an organisation's IT or facilities, fraud or similar. Some public facing organisations may also use an Integrity Line for the public to report issues or potential misconduct in the operation of their business.
BE SERIOUS ABOUT A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Crimestoppers offers personalised Integrity Lines that are individually branded (the 0800 number can be provided by the organisation, or selected by the organisation and provided by Crimestoppers) so staff or informants can call or email, without having to reveal their identity, to provide member organisations with information about potential misconduct.
By offering your staff a free and anonymous number to report misconduct at work, you’re sending a message that you’re serious about making your workplace free from harassment or similar.
Your organisation is also supporting our charitable work, so we can continue to provide the Crimestoppers call service to all New Zealanders.
This is a good governance call – make it now.
Your auditor will tell you that with such a line in place you will be following your legal obligations as an employer.
Your HR Manager will also tell you that you are now putting in place a key step that helps ensure workplace safety – this is especially important as current and forthcoming legislation is enforcing compliance in this anonymous capacity area more rigorously. It also sends a message to your staff that you are serious about encouraging your staff to speak up
VISIT THE INTEGRITY LINE WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE
Prevent your reputation being severely damaged by even one publicly reported staff incident.