Setting up an internal reporting programEmployees should be properly informed of what types of issues to reportBy Hilary Davies11/28/2016|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/28/2016 In Canada, whistleblowers often only come to public attention when the reporting is external and a sensational story hits the news. At this point, the reputational damage to an organization is already done and the opportunity to mitigate the effects may have disappeared.External reporting also frequently involves illegal or unethical activity that may have been occurring for a long period of time. The reporting of malfeasance within an organization may be external because the organization does not have an effective internal reporting mechanism.There are definitely skeptics who question why anyone would want to encourage whistleblowing. But looking at recent stories in the news, in the financial and pharmaceutical industries, for example, it’s easy to see the value of an internal program that can identify and mitigate a problem before it becomes public. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.