Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life
Job-hunting tips from the May 17, 2010, issue of QuintZine.
If ethical behavior had been taught to employees and reinforced as a must-have soft skill, could we have prevented the current economic meltdown?
Corporate coach and author Peggy Klaus explored this question in a recent Klaus and Associates survey. Although 87 percent of respondents believe that a lack of ethics led to the current economic disaster, there’s hope for the future: a reassuring 80 percent think that ethics can be taught.
Sixty-seven percent of the survey respondents pointed a finger at the profit-hungry business environment as a contributing factor to a rise in unethical behavior, with 59 percent agreeing that shady conduct in the workplace derives more from company culture than from individual employees. Translation: It’s imperative for organizations to promote an ethical culture on a company-wide scale.
Read more about the survey, and find practical ideas and tips for keeping your own professional ethics in tip-top shape as we navigate our way out of the recession.
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