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The State of Ethics Large Companies
Large Companies Can Boost Ethical Performance, Cut Business Risk
Large companies can dramatically improve their integrity by implementing effective ethics and compliance programs to reduce employee misconduct and improve every key measure of workplace behavior. On average, large companies (90,000 or more employees) with effective programs face half of the rules violations as those without effective programs. Their employees experience less retaliation for blowing the whistle on rule-breaking and feel less pressure to compromise standards. Download report.
Employee Views of Leaders’ Personal Conduct Drives Perceptions of their Ethical Leadership.
In every human endeavor, including ethics, leadership can make the difference between success and failure. As part of its NBES®, ERC set out to learn what’s required for successful ethical leadership and what leaders can do to set an ethical tone at the top and inspire employees to do the right thing. Download report.
The eighth National Business Ethics Survey (NBES) reveals that workplace misconduct is at an historic low, having steadily and significantly declined since 2007.
The report shows that 41 percent of over 6,400 workers surveyed said they have observed misconduct on the job, down from 55 percent in 2007. In addition, the report found that fewer employees felt pressure to compromise their standards, down to nine percent from 13 percent in 2011. Download report.
NBES of the Construction Industry
Gauging Industry Practices & Identifying Ethics Challenges
U.S. Construction Industry employees are more at risk for facing workplace ethics issues, but they are also more willing to blow the whistle on misconduct than employees in other industries. Download report.
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ERC's National Business Ethics Survey is made possible by contributions from businesses, foundations and individuals. You can help us continue this important research by contributing to the NBES project. Please support us by making a donation. Donate Today!
Blowing The Whistle On Workplace Misconduct
The whistleblower provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act raise a host of new questions for business leaders. Download the FREE report.
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New name, new direction. A message from ERC's CEO, Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D.
On behalf of our Directors and staff, I am excited to share a new day in Ethics & Compliance.
- - Present new ideas and benchmarks grounded in research;
- - Connect those ideas with practitioners and colleagues through a community dedicated to meaningful idea exchange; and
- - Provide the rigor in education and certification to create excellence in ethics and compliance programs.
We accept this challenge under a new banner. I'm pleased to introduce the Ethics & Compliance Initiative.
ERC Fellows Meeting: January 13 - 15, 2015
The Fellows Program brings together senior ethics professionals from the worlds of business, government, nonprofits and academia to share insights and advance the cause of ethical leadership.
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ERC President Pat Harned launches new blog; she welcomes discussion on ethics issues facing American workers and executives. Check out the blog!
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