What is Fair Office?

Fair Office is an enterprise social network that enables workers to anonymously speak their mind so they can dialogue with their employers to make positive changes to the workplace.

So it’s a suggestion box, right?

No. If you put an anonymous note into a suggestion box, your manager can just ignore it. But if you post on Fair Office your manager will have to listen because Fair Office will open up the inner workings of businesses to the world. Anyone with a smartphone could view any vote or comment about any business. Potential clients, future employees and business partners will be able to view everything. So to uphold the reputation of their business, your boss will have to use the app to dialogue with you and find a solution.

I don’t want the world looking into my business! How will I defend my reputation?

It’s worse than you think. The world can already see into your business.

Employees with an axe to grind can use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and countless websites like RateMyBoss.com, eBossWatch and My Stupid Boss to say whatever they want about their employers. One of your employees could be defaming you without you even knowing.

Fair Office will reduce this problem significantly. Workers will increasingly go to Fair Office to complain when they see that their comments can actually achieve real changes to the workplace. Then when an employee makes a comment about an employer on Fair Office, that employer will be notified instantly giving her the chance to immediately defend herself and keep her reputation intact.

Which users are anonymous and which are not?

Employees are anonymous.

Decision makers will have a public profile and will be made accountable, when managers are calling the shots, employees will give them a public profile and his comments will be attributed to him, when the employer is the decision maker, the manager will revert back to being anonymous like the other employees.

How do I avoid getting into legal trouble?

Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If users stick to the facts and have a civil tone, they will stay out of legal trouble.

Fair Office’s raison d’être is to bring employers and workers together to settle disputes, any user who jeopardizes that aim, with falsehoods or hostility, will not be tolerated. They will be barred from the debate.

How much does Fair Office cost?

Fair Office is free and always will be.

Anonymous users- won’t that just lead to bullying?

The Fair Office app will “read” messages, so that posts that contain explicit abusive language cannot be sent.

Posts that contain subtler forms of abuse will be tackled by Fair Office’s flagging system. If a user deems a comment offensive, she can flag it. This would immediately remove the comment from the app and send it to an administrator who will judge whether it is offensive. If the comment is deemed inoffensive, the comment will be reinstated. If it is deemed offensive, the user who posted it will receive a warning, reminding them that the raison d’être of Fair Office is to foster constructive debate. If that user offends again, he will be banned from posting comments (though he will still be allowed to vote). An administrator will judge how long the ban lasts depending on the circumstances of the case.

But what’s to stop an employer flagging up a comment that he doesn’t like? Well if the comment is inoffensive, the administrator will put it back. Once it has been reinstated by an administrator, the comment could not be flagged again.

This enterprise social network will also regulate itself. If someone if being a bully, then protected by anonymity, their peers will challenge them, ostracise them and defend victims of bullying.

How do you verify anonymous users?

Users either have to sign in through social media which operate according to a real name policy or they have to sign in through their work emails.

How do you verify managers?

All users first sign in as an employee. To become a manager, you have to be verified by 1/5 of your own workforce. When you apply to become a manager, you can send an email to your workforce asking for verification from within the app.

Won’t employers use this to defame their rivals?

What if the employer tells one of his staff to anonymously defame a rival person/company?

You will always be notified if someone comments on your profile or the profile of your company. If the comment is claiming a falsehood. Respond and tell the world the truth. Then contact Fair Office and we will expel those who commit libel. Fair Office’s raison d’être is to bring employers and workers together to settle disputes, any user who jeopardizes that aim with falsehoods will not be tolerated.

What is Fair Office?

Fair Office is an enterprise social network that enables workers to anonymously speak their mind so they can dialogue with their employers to make positive changes to the workplace.

So it’s a suggestion box, right?

No. If you put an anonymous note into a suggestion box, your manager can just ignore it. But if you post on Fair Office your manager will have to listen because Fair Office will open up the inner workings of businesses to the world. Anyone with a smartphone could view any vote or comment about any business. Potential clients, future employees and business partners will be able to view everything. So to uphold the reputation of their business, your boss will have to use the app to dialogue with you and find a solution.

I don’t want the world seeing my management style! How will I defend my reputation?

It’s worse than you think. The world can already see how you manage your team.

Employees with an axe to grind can use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and countless anonymous forums to say whatever they want about their managers. One of your colleagues could be defaming you without you even knowing.

Fair Office will reduce this problem significantly. Workers will increasingly go to Fair Office to complain when they see that their comments can actually achieve real changes to the workplace. Then when an employee makes a comment about a manager on Fair Office, that manager will be notified instantly, giving her the chance to immediately defend herself and keep her reputation intact.

Which users are anonymous and which are not?

Employees are anonymous.

Decision makers will have a public profile and will be made accountable, when managers are calling the shots, employees will give them a public profile and his comments will be attributed to him, when the employer is the decision maker, the manager will revert back to being anonymous like the other employees.

How do I know I will be anonymous when I comment on motions which I’m not tagged in?

Fair Office does not store user id in our database for any action when user level is ’employee’ & non-tagged managers.

How do I avoid getting into legal trouble?

Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If users stick to the facts and have a civil tone, they will stay out of legal trouble.

Fair Office’s raison d’être is to bring employers and workers together to settle disputes, any user who jeopardizes that aim, with falsehoods or hostility, will not be tolerated. They will be barred from the debate.

How much does Fair Office cost?

Fair Office is free and always will be.

Anonymous users- won’t that just lead to bullying?

The Fair Office app will “read” messages, so that posts that contain explicit abusive language cannot be sent.

Posts that contain subtler forms of abuse will be tackled by Fair Office’s flagging system. If a user deems a comment offensive, she can flag it. This would immediately remove the comment from the app and send it to an administrator who will judge whether it is offensive. If the comment is deemed inoffensive, the comment will be reinstated. If it is deemed offensive, the user who posted it will receive a warning, reminding them that the raison d’être of Fair Office is to foster constructive debate. If that user offends again, he will be banned from posting comments (though he will still be allowed to vote). An administrator will judge how long the ban lasts depending on the circumstances of the case.

But what’s to stop an employer flagging up a comment that he doesn’t like? Well if the comment is inoffensive, the administrator will put it back. Once it has been reinstated by an administrator, the comment could not be flagged again.

This enterprise social network will also regulate itself. If someone if being a bully, then protected by anonymity, their peers will challenge them, ostracise them and defend victims of bullying.

How do you verify anonymous users?

Users either have to sign in through social media which operate according to a real name policy or they have to sign in through their work emails.

How do you verify managers?

All users first sign in as an employee. To become a manager, you have to be verified by 1/5 of your own workforce. When you apply to become a manager, you can send an email to your workforce asking for verification from within the app.

Won’t companies use this to defame their rivals?

What if management tells one of his staff to anonymously defame a rival person/company?

You will always be notified if someone comments on your profile or the profile of your company. If the comment is claiming a falsehood. Respond and tell the world the truth. Then contact Fair Office and we will expel those who commit libel. Fair Office’s raison d’être is to bring employers and workers together to settle disputes, any user who jeopardizes that aim with falsehoods will not be tolerated.

What is Fair Office?

Fair Office is an enterprise social network that enables workers to anonymously speak their mind so they can dialogue with their employers to make positive changes to the workplace.

So it’s a suggestion box, right?

No. If you put an anonymous note into a suggestion box, your manager can just ignore it. But if you post on Fair Office your manager will have to listen because Fair Office will open up the inner workings of businesses to the world. Anyone with a smartphone could view any vote or comment about any business. Potential clients, future employees and business partners will be able to view everything. So to uphold the reputation of their business, your boss will have to use the app to dialogue with you and find a solution.

Which users are anonymous and which are not?

Employees are anonymous.

Decision makers will have a public profile and will be made accountable, when managers are calling the shots, employees will give them a public profile and his comments will be attributed to him, when the employer is the decision maker, the manager will revert back to being anonymous like the other employees.

How do I know my comments will be anonymous?

Fair Office does not store user id in our database for any action when user level is ’employee’ & non-tagged managers.

How do I avoid getting into legal trouble?

How can I be critical without brining my employer into disrepute? Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If users stick to the facts and have a civil tone, they will stay out of legal trouble.

Fair Office’s raison d’être is to bring employers and workers together to settle disputes, any user who jeopardizes that aim, with falsehoods or hostility, will not be tolerated. They will be barred from the debate.

How much does Fair Office cost?

Fair Office is free and always will be.

What if my manager/employer is not on Fair Office?

To post and start a motion you have to tag at least one person from management. If your manager is not on Fair Office then we’ll ask you for her work email and we’ll send an invite from you.

If she doesn’t accept the invitation, persuade her with the ‘Employers need a Fair Office’ section of our website.

If she still isn’t convinced, get your colleagues onto the app and start telling the world about the inner workings of your business. She will eventually have to use the app to defend her businesses reputation.

Anonymous users- won’t that just lead to bullying?

The Fair Office app will “read” messages, so that posts that contain explicit abusive language cannot be sent.

Posts that contain subtler forms of abuse will be tackled by Fair Office’s flagging system. If a user deems a comment offensive, she can flag it. This would immediately remove the comment from the app and send it to an administrator who will judge whether it is offensive. If the comment is deemed inoffensive, the comment will be reinstated. If it is deemed offensive, the user who posted it will receive a warning, reminding them that the raison d’être of Fair Office is to foster constructive debate. If that user offends again, he will be banned from posting comments (though he will still be allowed to vote). An administrator will judge how long the ban lasts depending on the circumstances of each case.

But what’s to stop an employer flagging up a comment that he doesn’t like? Well if the comment is inoffensive, the administrator will put it back. Once it has been reinstated by an administrator, the comment could not be flagged again.

This enterprise social network will also regulate itself. If someone if being a bully, then protected by anonymity, their peers will challenge them, ostracise them and defend victims of bullying.

How do you verify anonymous users?

Users either have to sign in through social media which operate according to a real name policy or they have to sign in through their work emails.

How do you verify managers?

All users first sign in as an employee. To become a manager, you have to be verified by 1/5 of your own workforce. When you apply to become a manager you can send an email to your workforce asking for verification from within the app.

What’s to stop an employer putting up fake accounts to show himself in the best possible light?

If all of the staff join Fair Office a vote count would prove whether an employer had set up fake accounts. If this employer has more staff on Fair Office than he does in real life, tell the world about it through the app. Knowing they can be so easily caught and humiliated publicly, it is unlikely that employers would try.

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