Business ethics

Establishing an Employee-First Culture

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming an Effective First-time Manager The following is a guest blog from 15five.com. 15Five was recently honored for its impact in helping companies establish an employee-first culture — it was selected by the Center for Positive Organizations as a prestigious Gold Awardee of its 2018 Positive... Read more →


The Disconnect Between Millennials and Employers

Deloitte Survey Reflects the Importance of Purpose-Driven Objectives The 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey reports the results of 10,455 millennials (Gen Y) questioned across 36 countries. This year’s survey shows Gen Y’s opinion of business motivation and ethics is at the lowest point in three years. About 20 percent said reputation... Read more →


Why Do Audit Reports Have Such a High Deficiency Rate?

Indicators of Audit Quality Forty percent of the audits inspected by audit firm regulators had at least one finding indicating a serious problem, according to a new survey. A recent report from the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, a group of national audit regulators including the Public Company Accounting... Read more →


Employee Engagement Key to Workplace Experience

Attracting and Retaining Millennials Gallup recently conducted a survey of 195,600 U.S. employees culled from a data base of more than 31 million respondents to assess the state of the American workplace, changes that have occurred during millennial engagement, and issues for managers as new and emerging technologies transform the... Read more →


Millennials in the Workplace: Why You Should Love Them

What Values do Millennials Bring to the Workplace? The following piece was provided to me by clikcktime.com. The full article can be accessed at https://www.clicktime.com/blog/millennials-in-the-workplace-why-you-should-love-them. I have taken the liberty of adding some of my own thoughts. These days, you can’t scan the interwebs without reading how different these darn... Read more →


Whistleblowers Can Use Confidential Company Documents to Expose Fraud

Have the Courts Gone Too Far in Protecting Whistleblowers? On January 26, 2018, Charles Matthew Erhart struck a blow for all would-be whistleblowers when he achieved a significant win on a critical challenge that nearly all corporate whistleblowers often face – whether they can use confidential company documents to expose... Read more →


Creating a Workplace Culture That Works for All

Tips for Women I have previously blogged about gender bias in the workplace. Pay equity between men and women persists with women earning 80% of men. Gender bias may be even more of a problem as old stereotypes still exist and women are judged by a different set of standards... Read more →


Unintended Consequences of Supreme Court Whistleblowing Decision

Here's Why Dodd-Frank Worker Retaliation Protections Have Been Turned on its Head Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules... Read more →


Big Pharma’s Ethical Dilemma

By Caitlin Hoff and Steven Mintz A company in any developed country today is expected by society to uphold certain ethical practices to benefit its consumers. Many believe consumers should be the company’s greatest priority when developing and manufacturing a product. Without customers, companies and manufacturers would not be able... Read more →


Sustainability is no Longer a ‘to Do’ List

Accounting for People, Planet and Profit The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually considered to be:... Read more →