Tags: Ethics

Corporate scandals on the horizon, warns CIPD

The stresses and strains of meeting short term targets are prompting business people to compromise organisational and personal ethics the CIPD is warning. In a new survey of  3,500 business leaders, and 2,200 HR practitioners in the UK, USA, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, 30 percent of business leaders said they would choose to continue rewarding high-performing individuals regardless of the values they demonstrate.

Male graduates more interested in money and less interested in ethics than female graduates

When it comes to graduate careers, men and women think differently and for men, salary is more important than a company’s dodgy image and having a fulfilling career. These were findings from the trendence UK Graduate Barometer Survey 2014, the largest annual survey of undergraduates’ career plans with over 27,000 students taking part from over 100…

Two thirds of companies say ethics play a part in their recruitment process

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) publishes today (11 December) its seventh survey exploring the mechanisms used by large companies to embed ethical values within business practice and provide guidance to staff. The survey is unique in its ability to track changes that have occurred in the UK FTSE350 since 1995 in the way business organisations develop…

Simon Robinson: Screening an applicant’s social media profiles – yes or no?

“I know what you did last summer!” It’s commonplace for individuals to check out a potential employer’s company website or Facebook page, but does it work the other way around? Is it ever legitimate for an employer to check a candidate’s social networking profile before employing them? While obtaining information from these profiles might seem…

New report provides guidance and reassurance to corporate Ethics Representatives around the risks and challenges of their role.

A new report published today prompts corporate Ethics Representatives (ERs), and their employers, to consider the extent to which their evolving responsibilities are likely to pose any increase in personal and legal liability. It reassures that Ethics Representatives (for example ethics officers, ethics champions, compliance officers, ombudspersons) are unlikely to have specific legal risk attached…

Employees concerned that bosses are prioritising profits over principles

Employees are still concerned that bosses are prioritising profits over principles, according to the Institute of Leadership & Management’s latest Index of Leadership Trust, although overall trust in CEOs has improved. The survey of over 2,500 workers found that half of respondents believe that their employer puts financial goals above ethical considerations, with 48% and…