Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Every helpdesk agent at every customer support team, anywhere in the world, dreams about Inbox Zero. However as most businesses grows from just a handful of support queries to hundreds of customers chocking the support hotline, they make the mistake of going on a hiring binge to reach that elusive promised land.
The only problem? Hiring more support staff may not be the best way to scale up your customer support. This whitepaper talks about how you can scale your customer support without blindly scaling the team, with tips, ideas and insights like:
- How to puncture the customer support hot-air balloon
- Proactively identifying red flags and overloads
- Top 4 things to know before you hire
- Monitoring, understanding and reporting support trends
- Tips to streamline your support process
This report is an excellent starting point for organisations committed to benchmarking and improving programme effectiveness. To leverage more advanced benchmarks, NAVEX Global offers custom benchmarking options as part of our Integrity DiagnosticsTM and Integrity MetricsTM report service. These services allow you to get apples-to-apples benchmarking for your organisation based on your industry, company size, or other defining factors.
The 2017 EMEA & APAC Whistleblower Hotline Benchmark report was produced with data from companies of all sizes and industries across the region. Use the findings to put your company’s whistleblowing report data in context or gain organisational alignment to start your whistleblower programme.
Use this report to answer questions like:
• Am I getting too few or too many reports compared to like-sized companies?
• Is my organisation following up on cases in an appropriate timeframe?
• How can I more effectively follow-up on anonymous reports?
This report reviews all-industry benchmarks created using data from all participating companies 4,600, in the NAVEX Global database and should serve as an excellent starting point for companies wishing to assess their organization’s reporting data—and help equip them to make informed decisions about programme effectiveness, potential problem areas and necessary resource allocations.
The data from your ethics and compliance helpline should be benchmarked against comparable organizations to assess program health and make improvements such as implementing policies, training employees, and conducting investigations. Learn everything you need to know about benchmarking your helpline data in our toolkit.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme, including:
Does our culture support employees who raise concerns?
Are our communications with employees reaching the intended audiences and having the desired effect?
Are our investigations thorough and effective?
Do we need more training?
Do we need to review or update our policies?
Do employees know about our reporting channels?
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. This year’s analysis of our EMEA & APAC data from nearly 14,000 ethics and compliance hotline reports revealed key data points that compliance professionals can use to benchmark and assess their programme’s performance, and move toward predictive risk mitigation.
A strong ethics and compliance programme improves organisational culture, protects corporate reputation and enhances employee engagement. When an ethics and compliance programme is lacking, an organisation could be exposed to significant risk. To ensure compliance programmes meet ongoing best practices, assessments and regular reviews are necessary, valuable and expected by numerous internal and external parties, including government agencies.
New laws and regulations, new lines of business, new geographies and mergers and acquisitions become part of a growing enterprise your compliance ecosystem must support. This requires those in charge of the system to regularly revisit and assess their risk and priorities to make necessary adjustments that ensure an effective compliance programme.
The Definitive Guide to Compliance Programme Assessment is a comprehensive resource full of advice and best practices. It is designed to help organisations evaluate and improve their ethics and complia
Compare your employee reporting metrics and measure your compliance programme & organisational culture against 4.5 million reports. Get answers to questions like: Are your employees likely to speak up? Are there reports of misconduct you’re missing? Does fear of retaliation encourage external reports?
NAVEX Global's key findings in the following areas:
Report allegation categories
Anonymous vs named reporting
Follow up and substantiation rates
Case closure times
Learn everything you need to create an effective whistleblowing reporting programme - from planning to implementing to measuring results - with our comprehensive guide.
What you'll learn:
How to define your goals and create a strategy
How to promote use of your whistleblowing hotline programme
How to monitor and improve your programme's effectiveness
Is your organization benefiting from the full ROI of automated policy and procedure management? Policies and procedures are the building blocks of every organization. This eBook offers articles geared toward managing the policy lifecycle from drafting and validating to approving and implementing, as well as increasing security and important steps toward protecting against data breaches.
Ethics and compliance officers have many opportunities to leverage the data in their hotline and incident management systems to improve their compliance programmes— and their organisational culture of ethics and respect. This year’s benchmarks point to several opportunities to increase programme effectiveness.
Hotline data that is carefully tracked, reviewed, benchmarked and presented with sufficient context often provides the early warning signs needed to detect, prevent and resolve problems. We at NAVEX Global hope that this report is helpful to your organisation and we welcome any feedback on these findings.
The integrated hotline and incident management components are the employee facing “front end” of any whistleblower programme. As such, their proper implementation and management will determine how the programme is perceived by potential whistleblowers and other key stakeholders.
The hotline will also largely conclude how effective and efficient the programme is in meeting its overall objectives.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme.
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. To help, each year NAVEX Global takes anonymised data collected through our hotline and incident management systems to create these reports. This particular report is the second NAVEX Global benchmark report we have published that focuses specifically on the status of ethics and compliance hotline services in the EMEA and APAC regions. This benchmark only takes reporting data from organisations that has its data warehoused in Europe—a subset of the data used in our global hotline report.