/ Asked by Barbara
Is it okay to report someone who isn't following rules? Or should I try to handle the situation myself before escalating to someone more senior?
Answered by Shara, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Friday, May 27, 2016
Great question, especially when the situation can be sticky! The fact that you are looking out for your organization is a sign of a true leader, so I will start with that. What I would do, is approach the person first. Everything is in your delivery in this situation. I would talk to the person, explain that your concern is coming from a good place, and that you want to educate them on the right way to do the task. The person you are talking to may become defensive, so again, how you approach the person is key in this situation. State that you want to help them and have their best interest and the companies at heart. If there reaction is not professional, I would then go to a superior. If they are open with you and appreciate your advice and education on what it is that they are doing wrong, then all in all it is a win situation! Good luck!
Answered by Brandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Great question! If you are ever in doubt about something, you should always speak to your supervisor or you could always reach out to your Human Resources group for help as well. Hope this helps.
Answered by Amanda, Hiring Expert at Daikin Applied, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Hello,  It really depends on the situaltion and your relationship with the person.  Best approach is to try to say something first.  If you're not comforatble with that, then parnter with your manager.  But remember, take your emotions out and share the facts to ensure a situation is handled properly. 

Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, June 3, 2016
It is absolutely OK to do so.  How you approach the situation will depend your level of comfort.  If you feel as if you have a strong enough relationship with the person that you can take them aside and without embarassing them, advise them of your concerns, then that should be your first course of action.  In most cases, though, people are not comfortable having this conversation, and that is perfectly OK.  Then you should speak with your HR department or in some cases, companies will have an Ethics department where you can advise of the situation anonymously.  Bottom line, if you see something that is being done that you feel compromises the integrity of your company, you should take action to address it.
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