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Compliance is a critical function of the HR department, and there are some ways that your compliance reporting platform can ease the load as well as open up new insights to build an ecosystem where people feel comfortable raising issues without fear of retaliation.
HR is tasked with making sure that hiring practices, workplace rules, treatment of employees and a variety of other factors all comply with the relevant laws. Developing ESG programmes can help organisations not only attract talent, but keep them, providing a safe environment rich in integrity and with a common set of shared values through the landscape of ESG.
Implementing an ESG strategy requires a behavioural and cultural change in the organisation, which takes resources, time and commitment from management and all stakeholders. The first step is to set a strong basis around communication to actively listen to people when they ‘speak up’ about issues that are affecting them. The second step is to have the right systems and procedures in place to build trust and to truly ‘hear all voices’.
Nowadays, combining tools like social media listening and surveys with a strong compliance reporting platform can help companies gather information, data and valuable feedback to understand how people feel. That sentiment is really valuable in the ESG concept as it can be used to set solid and credible principles that can be considered as an industry differentiator and leveraged to build a better business.
To learn more about how to use a compliance reporting platform to drive value and how leaders can get employee buy-in for ESG initiatives, listen to the HR In Review podcast – Episode #35 here: