For those who need a forum to vent about office politics but are hesitant to turn to social media for fear of being fired, vent away, anonymously, thanks to Office Leaks.
The social media site is free-of-charge for employees to use, and more than 500 companies are already represented. Managers and owners are also encouraged to join and sponsor their employee forums so they can benefit from the uncensored commentary of their workers, and sponsored forums can also be made private, can be limited in their availability to search engines, and can be moderated.
Office Leaks creator Ryan Masanz said:
Office Leaks is genuinely pro-employee in an economy that is not. Every day we hear about layoffs, foreclosures, and bills targeting workers’ rights, and the decision to stand up and speak your mind is a difficult one. Office Leaks levels the playing field to encourage challenging ideas and honest criticism.
We built this from the ground up to ensure anonymity, even from ourselves. Simply put, there are no backdoors to an employee’s account, posts, or identifying information. The less data we keep, the better. It’s the safest and most secure way to do it.
In the end, we’re a passive conduit between the doers and the decision-makers. Bridging the gap between the two could fundamentally change the workplace as we know it.