I’ve been hearing quite a bit lately about the company and moral beliefs and practice. Unfortunately, most companies do not do nearly enough to fully integrate ethics into their employees. A hour seminar, even if, in two years just will not do it anymore. You do not see ethics taught in secondary schools or universities anymore. You do not even need to see what kind of ethics presented on television (whether cable or main stream media does not even matter, unfortunately) of the film (if the film happens to be about the business, you can be almost certain it will be a number of unethical situations show, whether within the company or without). To avoid becoming one of those companies that are known for having a morally flawed, here are some very important ways to get ethics back into the business.
to make the best ethical staff group is to start before they are even engaged. Ethics must be strictly observed and asked the recruitment and interviewing process. Strict and specific, standards will have to demonstrate, follow, and insisted before the applicant becomes even position. It may seem time consuming at first, and probably will cost a little extra money, but having and promoting standards before hiring must avoid the problem, most likely legal in the future.
After you hire the person, and in all training and policy manuals given and shown to new and even established employees, be sure to inform and review with them any State or local law, business protocol and appropriate information policy governing the company. Such information may include, but is in no way limited to, whistle blower protection, nepotism, use or business equipment and automobiles, financial disclosure and gift giving and receiving. You would be amazed at the number of people who come into the situation with good intentions that turn bad, where ethical standards are not followed or even mentioned. And it would be worse if they follow the model of unfair and / or unethical mentor!
Do not quit talking about morals and ethical business decision after you hire them either. Perhaps the company newsletter can have a section on ethics in the industry or business. Working groups may also discuss ethical issues for both management and staff.
Finally, the training process, and also the performance of the annual review process, be sure to include moral and ethical evaluation of programs and processes.