Akron, OH – May 30, 2019
A quick read over the current news headlines shows that companies of every size can find themselves victims of fraud or embezzlement. Safety issues should be at the forefront of every company’s mindset to prevent possible workplace accidents. And BBB Accredited Businesses have a strong desire to conduct our businesses with the highest integrity and ethics. Better Business Bureau of Akron (BBB) has partnered with Red Flag Reporting (RFR) to offer a way to empower employees to speak up when they see something that simply isn’t right in the workplace. Red Flag Reporting has been a leader in the field of ethics, fraud, whistleblower, and safety hotline reporting since 2010.
A hotline serves as a way for concerned employees to speak up anonymously about issues they feel need to be reported. RFR is trusted by hundreds of companies throughout the United States & in over 50 countries because their easy to implement and cost effective service protects their clients’ assets, employees, clients, and reputations. Red Flag Reporting’s customers range from large organizations to small and mid-sized, privately held businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Ray Dunkle, President of RFR, feels his product dovetails nicely with BBB’s mission. “BBB Accreditation demonstrates a company’s commitment to operating their business by the highest standards. RFR helps every business accomplish this by providing another avenue for concerned employees to speak up when a situation is wrong, unethical or unsafe. BBB Accreditation is important to us and we tell every prospective customer about it.”
“We believe that a hotline service further reinforces BBB Standards of building trust, strong ethics, and integrity,” said Christy Page, CEO of BBB|Akron. “Red Flag Reporting has been a terrific partner in furthering these ideals for our BBB Accredited Businesses in a way that is effective and surprisingly affordable.”
There are three main reasons a company or organization should consider using a hotline:
Detection – A hotline service helps detect problems before they get out of control.
Deterrent – Many employees will choose a better decision when they know their actions could be easily reported. It helps sets a positive tone from management.
Defense – If an organization has a hotline in place in addition to policies, training and easy access to management, this provides a good defense when facing lawsuits or government actions.
Studies show that tips are consistently the most common detection method for cases of occupational fraud by a significant margin. Red Flag Reporting’s hotline can help control costs like insurance, Workers Comp, and governmental fines while increasing productivity and the bottom line. As an added bonus, employees are overall more satisfied with their employer’s commitment to safety and integrity.
For more information, please contact Christy Page with BBB|Akron at (330)564-2833 or Ray Dunkle with Red Flag Reporting at (330)860-5602.
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Akron, which was founded in 1920 and serves Summit, Portage, Medina, Richland, Wayne and Ashland counties.
ABOUT RED FLAG REPORTING: For nearly 10 years, Red Flag Reporting has been a leader in providing ethics, safety, and fraud hotline and case management services. RFR leverages their expertise and systems to address human resource issues, safety concerns, compliance issues, financial concerns, and many more that affect their clients. They are proud to serve clients throughout the United States and across the world in over 50 countries.