Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Harvard Business Review

Supreme Court, once said , “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.” While the benefits are clearly far-reaching and potentially game changing, there are ethical questions to consider. But ethical conflicts can arise, say when the analysis identifies sensitive personal relationships that perhaps should not have existed on corporate servers in the first place. Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work. We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories. Another surprise was how few of the incidents were caused by bribery, corruption, or anti-competition issues (only 16% of all ethical dilemmas mentioned). Ethics. Ethics.

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Employees Don’t Trust Anti-Retaliation Statutes

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Corporate compliance officers already know that violation of anti-retaliation statues is an unjustifiable risk. The magnitude of this significant problem is outlined in ECI’s Global Business Ethics Survey. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on whistleblower operations at the Department of Defense (DoD). Corporate compliance officers need to re-evaluate the process they follow to investigate calls to the internal ethics hotline.

How Companies Can Take a Stand Against Bribery

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External standards can also be a powerful tool in support of those efforts, helping companies strengthen ethics and compliance practices by offering a clear framework for action. And consumers are placing a higher and higher value on whether a company has ethical practices, too.

Research: Whistleblowers Are a Sign of Healthy Companies

Harvard Business Review

In our discussions with compliance officers at firms, many executive leadership teams stated a “goal” to have zero reports. Ethics Transparency Auditing Digital ArticleBarbara Chase/Getty Images.

Compliance Alone Won’t Make Your Company Safe

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In 2012, a JP Morgan Chase & Co trader, nicknamed the London Whale , led the Chief Investment Office to lose $6.2 These examples make clear that companies often do not know what’s going on in their own offices, which can severely damage their reputation. Ethics

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

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Instead, they opted for a risk-averse, conflict-avoidant strategy in the office. Women in our study recognized that being less visible in the office could hurt their odds of promotion. pchyburrs/Getty Images. To get ahead in the workplace, you have to be seen.