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Speaking Up & Speaking Out

Regulators are prioritizing firm cultures marked by psychological safety, with a view to creating conditions that promote ‘speak up’ behaviors among staff who witness questionable acts and decision-making. Firms failing in this will contend with employees increasingly ready to ‘speak out’ – externally – when speaking up internally appears unwelcome or untenable.

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Bullying, Sexual Harassment Widespread at Chevron

by Starling Insights


Dec 01, 2022

An inquiry into Chevron Australia’s workplace culture has revealed that almost half of its employees have been bullied at work, and close to a third have been sexually harassed. According to a report based on that inquiry, some 25% of Chevron’s 570 employees and contractors had reported the bullying, and 10% had reported instances of sexual harassment.

The 2022 Compendium is available now!

Now in its 5th year, Starling's Compendium features over 60 contributors from across the industry as well as detailed analysis of the latest trends in culture & conduct risk supervision.

Wells Fargo Fined $22 Million for Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation

by Starling Insights


Sep 08, 2022

Wells Fargo was recently fined $22 million by the US Department of Labor (DOL) for allegedly retaliating against a senior manager that had raised concerns about falsifying customer information, price-fixing, and interest-rate collusion.