Results of Our “Ideal Employee” Survey

 

 I’m pleased to report that lots of folks have completed our self-assessment survey, which we based on The Ideal Employee: A-Z. (You can see and download a poster there and on its companion post, The Ideal Employer: A-Z. And you can still take the survey here.) I’d like to share with you the results so far. Not surprisingly, most people …

Ethics as Culture in Public Relations

 

 Josephson Institute recently completed a multi-year assignment with FleishmanHillard, a global public relations and marketing firm. Seeking to make its ethics program the best in the industry, the firm commissioned Josephson Institute to review its policies, procedures and materials, and to make recommendations for improvement. The Institute’s extensive review included feedback from FleishmanHillard offices across the U.S. and around the …

WHAT ARE THE OBLIGATIONS OF AN EMPLOYEE TO AN EMPLOYER? Is it more than giving a full day’s work for a full day’s pay?

 

 In my post Responsibilities in the Employer-Employee Relationship I asserted, “Employees also have moral obligations, and they go beyond giving a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. Loyalty goes both ways. Employees have moral duties to the organization, co-workers, and customers.  When an employee, without any notice to an employer, secretly looks for a new job, often covering …

13 Truths for HR Professionals

 

  Everyone rationalizes — including you. There are lots of things you don’t know and lots of people who hope you don’t find out. (The most dangerous problems are the ones you don’t know about). Complacency and overconfidence about ethics is a major vulnerability. (Everyone says it can’t happen here until it does). There’s never just one bad employee – …

Creating an Ethical Workplace Culture

 

 Setting up an ethical workplace culture is more involved than drafting a values statement, setting policy or training programs ensure employees and vendors are knowledgeable about the rules.  Ethical workplace cultures are ones that make it far easier to do the right thing and much harder to do the wrong thing.  Unfortunately, the problem is many business cultures make it …

Ten Benefits of Having an Ethics Code

 

 “The single measure that would most improve corporate governance is the establishment by senior management of an ethical business culture.” – 2003 survey of corporate directors and general counsel Companies should have ethics codes to promote ethical behavior – not to enhance productivity, profits or public relations.  Still, a sound, well-administered code can benefit a company and its stakeholders in …