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How to Encourage Employees to Speak Up When They See Wrongdoing (Harvard Business Review)
Tolerance and tone from the top matters. Perceived organisational support and culture are among the biggest drivers of disclosure. Adopt non-judgmental dialogue to build employees’ confidence to use their voices.
It’s not necessarily a tactic to get candidates to cave. Plenty of people do walk away from offers that aren’t right for them, and a company that won’t negotiate knows that may happen.
Before speaking for anyone else [about the issue], make sure you’re right — which you could do by informally checking in with people to see how they’re feeling about the meeting length, content, etc.