ArcticNet has partnered with HearU to offer a safe space for all employees, students, and/or visitors to anonymously report instances of harassment, discrimination, bullying, microaggression, or any other form of unfair treatment that may have been experienced or witnessed at ArcticNet.
What is HearU?
HearU is a reporting tool for any unfair treatment occurring at ArcticNet. It is a platform that provides you with a way to report instances of harassment, discrimination, bullying, or microaggression, whether you’ve experienced it in the past or continue to experience it today.
How does HearU work?
Founded on the premise that you may not always feel comfortable raising an issue with your manager or Human Resources department, HearU allows you to report any incident of unfair treatment at ArcticNet anonymously. All you have to do is log on to the platform, fill out the short anonymous submission form, and click submit! From there, you may browse a list of curated helpful resources, or you can simply log off.
It’s important to note that when you report an incident anonymously, HearU does not collect any information that would allow anyone to identify or contact you. In addition, reporting anonymously does not trigger an investigation or the start of a formal complaint process. Rather, it allows us to gather data on incidents occurring at ArcticNet over a certain period of time to identify systemic trends within your organization.
What’s in it for…
Simply put, HearU gives you a voice and it listens. HearU allows you to share your experiences of unfair treatment, if any, at ArcticNet without the fear of a negative consequence, all while protecting your identity. Confidentiality and privacy are of utmost importance for us – these are fundamental pillars upon which the tool rests.
HearU allows us to gather aggregated statistical information about any incidents of unfair treatment occurring here at ArcticNet. It offers a platform for you to anonymously share any information about harassment, discrimination, bullying, microaggressions, and more. With this information, HearU identifies systemic trends to create strategies and to ultimately help create a more inclusive environment at ArcticNet.
Is HearU really anonymous?
Yes. HearU is managed and controlled by a third-party vendor who monitors, gathers, and analyzes the aggregated data specific to ArcticNet. Your full report is only accessible by this third-party vendor, and ArcticNet only sees the data in aggregate form.
Can I use HearU even if I’m not sure what I experienced or witnessed was really “unfair treatment”?
Yes. If whatever you experienced or witnessed at ArcticNet felt inappropriate or made you even the slightest bit uncomfortable, you can use HearU. No matter how big or small you think an issue might be, we want to hear about it.
What does HearU do with my information?
Once a threshold of 5 reports have been submitted, HearU begins its analysis. It starts by looking at all the specific data reported to identify systemic trends specific to ArcticNet. While the third-party vendor can see specific data, this is inaccessible to ArcticNet; ArcticNet can only see data in the aggregate form. Using this information, HearU can uncover gaps in an organizations culture and suggest strategies for closing those gaps, ultimately helping ArcticNet work toward creating a more inclusive environment for all.
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