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December 2014

Robust Compliance Systems Needed to Combat Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Bribery Payments Illustrate the Failure of Ethical Leadership at Alstom and Avon Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) seem to be occurring at a more rapid rate than at any time since the 1970s when bribery by companies such as Lockheed led to the passage of the Act... Read more →

Nurses take top ranking for Ethics

Americans Rate Nurses Highest on Honesty, Ethical Standards In a recently issued Gallup Poll, Americans say nurses have the highest honesty and ethical standards. Members of Congress and car salespeople were given the worst ratings among the 11 professions included in the 2014 poll. Eighty percent of Americans say nurses... Read more →

Cal Poly Professor Steven Mintz Ranked High in Ethics Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2014 Contact: Robyn Kontra 805-756-5331; [email protected] Cal Poly, Professor Earn High Ranks for Research in Accounting Education, Ethics SAN LUIS OBISPO­ — A 2014 survey published by the journal Issues in Accounting Education ranks Cal Poly No. 32 overall for research in accounting education over... Read more →

Identifying the Signs of Workplace and Corporate Bullying

What you can do about Bullying in the Workplace If have blogged many times before including what is and what is not workplace bullying. In this blog I revisit the issue and focus on what employees and employers can do to educate employees about bullying and develop effective programs to... Read more →

Sexism is Alive and Well in the Workplace

Discrimination against Women Occurs on Many Levels I have blogged before about sexual harassment in the workplace. In this blog I look at the practices, and resulting ethics, of sexism. Sexism is both discrimination based on gender and the attitudes, stereotypes, and the cultural elements that promote this discrimination. Occupational... Read more →

Integrity Risk and the Use of Social Media in the Workplace

Social Media Policies should be developed to protect the Individual and Organization On November 11, I blogged about “Social Media, Civility and Ethical Responsibilities of Millennials.” Today I look at social media practices and the integrity risk to organizations inherent in those practices. Social media is an umbrella term used... Read more →