Stepping out of my comfort zone
We have all been there at some point or another either witnessing or experiencing a work misconduct scenario. Listening to vulnerable stories. I was pushed to remain encouraging but neutral.
Reach out to the professionals
I was lucky to be paired with an HR consultant that shed lots of light on HR practices and resources. It made me realize that the app could be seen just as HR itself which led to a pivot in goals for further updates of the app concept.
I realized due to HR limitations, a form of identification needed to be added to confirm a report as well as file a report.
The goal is to create an external, objective reporting solution for companies to utilize.
In future updates, I plan to create more insight for the user to know the app is for them and not against them. I hope this concept of a 3rd party, unbiased mediator, can continue to grow as the need for it is. It can only lead to a better work environment if people can trust in someone to report to.