Posts Tagged Ethics
The increasing influence of technology and artificial intelligence across every industry showcases the importance of ethical behavior in the workplace, and investment in ethics education is rapidly growing.
I wrote a post recently about students willing to forgo $8,000 in salary to work for an ethical organization. (I hope you’ll check it out when you have a moment.) Well, I came across another statistic about ethics, this one focuses on the relationship between a lack of sleep and unethical conduct.
As we move further into the 21st century, the use of big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation is more prevalent every day. These changes have broad implications for society, for organizations, recruiting and HR professionals. Things are moving quickly!
Here are a few ethical questions for consideration:
You are an exhausted HR professional charged with making the holidays lively without inviting lawsuits. On the day of your company’s holiday party, you walk into the lobby of your building and see the elegant Christmas pine that you had helped decorate. As you behold it in its twinkling glory, a co-worker says, “That tree is inappropriate in the workplace.”
Humility is one of the ten crucial qualities of employees of high character, and smart businesses seek out people with humility to work for them. These employees inspire their coworkers, instill confidence in their supervisors, and move up quickly in their organizations.
We’ve all heard the expression “Never judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” It’s powerful. It’s thought-provoking.
Unfortunately, there’s a bit of confusion in our workplaces today as to who needs to be wearing the shoes, or if there needs to be any “shoe trading” at all.
A bad boss can not only ruin your job experience, really bad ones can destroy trust, ruin a company’s culture and negatively affect engagement, productivity and retention.
Poor leadership is like a cancer: left unchecked, due to a lack of awareness or complacency, it will slowly destroy an organization from the inside out.
With all of the focus on the new overtime rules, a major event could be forgotten. One year ago last night we said good bye to Mad Men. For some, it was just a television show. Allow them their blissful naivety. A lot has happened to our friends in the last year with career and life lessons for all of us. So let’s leave the real world for just a moment:
A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve
If you’re in HR, March is probably one of your favorite times of year. There are no messy open enrollment or year-end issues to deal with, there’s a bit of an ebb in legislative volatility and winter is poised to end, meaning transportation and attendance issues are hopefully about to clear up a bit while seasonal affective disorder is on its way out.
It finally happened…to me.
I’ve heard about this before. I’ve seen it on TV shows. There’ve even been many different news accounts of this sort of thing. It happens almost everywhere people work. It’s annoying. It’s loathsome, abhorrent, despicable, and just plain wrong.
The Lunch Thief: She May Be Someone You Know and Trust
Pope Francis: Don't Glorify Your Boss, Rest More, Pay Women Equitably
A manager has an open position. He will need to work closely with the new hire.
Alan applies for the job. The manager truly loathes him. I could say it softer but that is the reality.
Alan has all the requisite skill, education and experience. But the sound of Alan’s voice makes the manager’s skin crawl.
Based on his intense dislike for Alan, the manager does not want to interview him, let alone promote him. What do you do?
In the job market, we’ve all come to accept a little bit of exaggeration.