At ETHIX360, we’re very fortunate to have a very broad mix of clients – broad in terms of industry, geography, as well as size. Our clients include retailers, healthcare systems, state governments, manufacturers, energy producers, technology firms and more. Many of our clients have locations in numerous countries, and range in size from under 100 employees to over 600,000. As a result of this diversity, we see an incredible number of scenarios and cope with a variety of global standards.
Many of our clients face regulatory issues that require them to have systems to offer employee communication about a broad range of issues, and oftentimes, the ability report anonymously. Some clients come to us simply to improve their corporate culture by being proactive, after all, you can’t fix a problem until you know it exists. Others come reacting to changes in social dynamics like the #metoo movement.
What’s interesting to me, is the commonality in these clients – they all implement systems like CaseTracTM to make their organizations a better place to work, a safer place, a more compliant place. They are rewarded with higher employee retention and better productivity. So employees who see their company do the right thing when given the opportunity, tend to work harder and longer and not leave… go figure!
So with clients that span a broad range of industries, and geographies and even size, what is that thread that matters? I’d argue that it is a desire for a more ethical culture, more individual accountability, and responsible climate. What I would dispel is the notion that a company is “not big enough” to worry about; that there is no need for compliance for small businesses. In fact, I would argue that oftentimes in a smaller company size, issues can be much more damaging with long term impact due to the smaller size. But all in all, when it comes to compliance, size doesn’t matter.
J Rollins is the co-founder and CEO of ETHIX360. At ETHIX360, our goal is simple, to provide an affordable, flexible and comprehensive answer to employee communication and case management on issues related to corporate ethics, code of conduct, fraud, bribery and workplace violence. To learn more about ETHIX360, please visit www.ethix360.com, or follow us on twitter @ethix360.