By Andrew Hedges
Can workplace corruption be halted?
Introducing preventative measures
Breaking down entrenched systems
- Knowing what exactly workplace corruption is;
- Having appropriate and clear workplace complaint systems which are promoted or known to employees;
- Ensuring that there are structured levels of accountability within the organisation so that no one person or group is made responsible for critical tasks;
- Having sound internal reporting systems;
- Putting in place complaint and grievance procedures that are correctly followed;
- Having more than one person in charge of tasks where corruption can easily occur (such as procurement supplier) and make sure the management team is in the same building as its employees. If that is not possible, introduce a system of regular random visits and checks.
Why training is important
- identifying fraud and corruption;
- carrying out risk assessments;
- how to conduct investigations in such matters
Breaking that cycle is hard. Managers need to be trained to present themselves as role models to their staff. Regular training of all employees on bullying issues also reminds everyone about what conduct is acceptable, and reinforces the message that bullying is not tolerated.
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