Many employers are sadly faced with ways to ensure employees are comfortable reporting questionable workplace behavior. With the recent influx of high-profile sexual-harassment scandals employers are scrambling for ways to make sure everyone feels comfortable reporting.
By law, companies are required to provide an anonymous hotline through which employees can report incidents of sexual harassment. Businesses are now taking a high-tech approach by offering smartphone apps and web platforms that will anonymously allow employees to report sexual harassment.
It makes sense, in a way, since technology has become such a major role in the lives of people worldwide. However, many worry that it will fail to provide the kind of individualized report that leads to a thorough investigation. Nonetheless, I wanted to share some of the Apps available and allow employers to wisely choose what works best for their organization.
Assaults often go unreported because people don't feel comfortable going to their boss or HR and talking. Technology allows for that private, discreet reporting.
If you have an app or web platform you know of that's not mentioned, please share it with us. It can help employers choose from available options and put an end to sexual harassment.