Category: Ethics Training

Integrity and Compliance – Hand in Hand in Workplace Training

Scenario 1: Breakroom Chat Three colleagues are in the kitchen during their lunch break. Two are engaged in private conversation, although they are speaking quite loudly. Marie asks Claire why it is so hard to find someone to date. She makes reference to behaviors in which she has engaged in the past—in vivid detail—and her...

Integrity At The Heart of Your Brand

When you hear the word “integrity,” you probably think of values and ethics. Integrity is part of a culture. It is a moral compass. It is ingrained in a person’s entire being, not just exhibited in the way she or he acts around other people. Now think about the word “compliance.” Chances are, you’re having...

How Do Your Employees Behave When No One Is Looking?

In March and April of 2019, dozens of CEOs, entrepreneurs, medical and legal professionals, investors, college and university personnel, and Hollywood actors dominated the headlines for their participation in the college admissions scandal dubbed “Varsity Blues.” The high-profile professionals, who include Douglas Hodge, Lori Loughlin, Bill McGlashan, Elisabeth Kimmel, and Manuel Henriquez, are being accused...

Using Integrity and Compliance to Create a Culture of Ethics

Creating a culture of ethics is essential in the modern business world. The customer and stakeholder relationship depends on being perceived as having integrity and operating in an ethical manner. There is no hiding in today’s world, not when every infraction and mistake is broadcast by the instantaneous news cycle or on social media. In...

Ethics vs Compliance Training-  Compliance-Based Ethics Programs

In today’s business world, it is essential to have a strong ethics program in order to form and maintain a positive rapport with customers. Due to the instant and global nature of the media, customers are more aware of business practices than ever before. The two main types of ethics programs revolve around either integrity...

Workplace Ethics Training

Ethical Standards A company’s ethical standards are a major part of its identity, and one of the factors upon which customers will base buying decisions.  A company that does not give proper priority to its ethical stance on important matters will suffer in the marketplace, so selecting the best type of ethics and compliance training may be one of the most important decisions a company can make. Public Perception and Advertising Marketing and public relations will look to leverage ethical business practice as a major component in publicity and advertising.  Plastic-free packaging, minimal waste and humane farming are not

Stripping Your Organization of Unconscious Bias

In April of 2018, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police because two black men were sitting in the store, and one had asked to use the bathroom before making a purchase. The men, who had been waiting for a friend, were arrested and later released without charges. After days of national protest and outrage, Starbucks apologized for the incident and announced it would close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for racial bias training for its nearly 175,000 employees.

Is There a Crisis of Integrity and Ethics?

Rex Tillerson, the former US Secretary of State, recently gave an address to the Virginia Military Institute, where he shared his concerns over “a growing crisis of ethics and integrity” in America. “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” Tillerson said. “A responsibility of every American citizen… is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is

Teaching Code of Ethics to Millennials

Imagine a workplace where compliance is embedded in the organization’s culture. A workplace where employees connect and collaborate to promote a culture of ethics across the organization. A workplace where feedback on regulatory issues informs everyday work habits without incurring additional training and professional development costs. Imagine no further – enter the Millennial workforce.