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Running a business these days is akin to walking on eggshells – no matter how carefully one treads, the risk of a wrong step making it to the public gaze is ever-present. From the innocuous to the sinister, all our actions have the potential to cause embarrassment as well as financial or reputational damage, the likes of which are hard to recover from.
Transparency in business operates on several levels. From promoting a culture of merit and openness when dealing with employees via HR policies and actions, to ethical dealings with suppliers and regulators – opportunities for irregularities abound. And how long does it take for a disgruntled employee or business partner to expose you? Continue reading