TIL that "vertrouwenspersoon" doesn't have a english translation (research: wikipedia) and this explains a lot.
Confidence/Trust-person would be my adhoc translation.
Someone outside even HR where you can go confidential report your work/school place problem and they help/support you and can take action.
Cuz this is kinda what facebook/twitter and the rest of the shit need if they want to go from dumpster-fire to dumpster.
It still can go wrong etc. but it would be a gaint leap.
@Mnemonic like an ombudsman? Technically an ombudsman is government-appointed, but private sector has been using the basic idea: a person independent of the normal hierarchy who's job is to investigate concerns raised by employees/customers/etc. about the organization's behavior or policies
Universities have been doing it a while, but more corps have adopted the model recently
@calcifer Yes that comes close
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.