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Ethics Awareness (Mar/Apr 2012)

Is your organization doing anything special to feature or promote business ethics awareness?

To get the conversation started: featured below are a few statistics from the Ethics Resource Center’s (ERC) recently released report on their National Business Ethics Survey.

  • The percentage of employees who witnessed misconduct at work fell to a new low of 45%
  • Those who reported the bad behavior they saw reached a record high of 65%
  • 22% of those who reported misconduct say they experienced some form of retaliation (an increase of 12%-15% in years 2007 and 2009)
  • Percentage of employees who perceived pressure to compromise standards in order to do their jobs rose five points to 13% (just shy of the all-time high of 14% in 2000)
  • The share of companies with weak ethics cultures increased to 42%

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Click here to take a survey on business ethics.