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HearU at GlycoNet

What is HearU

GlycoNet 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 GlycoNet.

HearU is a reporting tool for any unfair treatment occurring at GlycoNet. 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 GlycoNet 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 GlycoNet over a certain period of time to identify systemic trends within your organization.

What’s in it for you

Simply put, HearU gives you a voice and it listens. HearU allows you to share your experiences
of unfair treatment, if any, at GlycoNet 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 GlycoNet. 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 GlycoNet



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 GlycoNet. Your full report is only accessible
by this third-party vendor, and GlycoNet 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

Yes. If whatever you experienced or witnessed at GlycoNet 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 GlycoNet. While the third-party vendor can see specific data, this is inaccessible to GlycoNet; GlycoNet 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 GlycoNet work toward creating a more inclusive environment for all.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: hello@hearu.com

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