Workplace ethics

Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality

Working From Home During the Pandemic By Laiken Shaw, September 20, 2020 The following guest blog was written by Laiken Shaw, a student at Pepperdine University I am sure there is no need for me to explain that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a hard toll on businesses everywhere. With... Read more →


Ethics in the Workplace

Fraud: Behavioral Attributes and Detection No one can deny that fraud is increasing in organizations. Most recently, there have been multiple disclosures of fraud in the government's loan program that is designed to help small businesses navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who are engaged in occupational fraud schemes often... Read more →


The Lessons to Be Learned From McDonald’s CEO’s Sexual Harassment

Why Was the Board of Directors Asleep at the Wheel? McDonald’s is suing its former CEO Steve Easterbrook after an investigation found he had a short-term, consensual relationship with an employee over text and video. It also found three additional relationships with employees that were sexual in nature, including the... Read more →


Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Workplace Ethics and Doing the Right Thing I have blogged before about why good people sometimes do bad things in the workplace. Otherwise ethical people make the wrong turn or are influenced by others that are ethically-challenged. Perhaps people take the easy way out and don’t stand up for what... Read more →


What is Fraud?

The Ethical Costs of Deception in the Workplace Introduction Fraud can be defined as a deliberate misrepresentation to gain an advantage over another party. If you were to apply for a home mortgage loan and include a source of income as part of your earnings but it doesn’t exist, you... Read more →


5 Need-to-Know TED Talks on Social Responsibility Every Business Should Watch

Creating a New Paradigm for Corporate Social Responsibility Today’s guest blog is by Beatrice Potter. You can find out more about her below. Modernisation and globalisation are bigger today than it has ever been before, and there is no denying there are businesses these days that have so much power.... Read more →


How Successful Women Redefine The Notion Of Workplace

Breaking the Glass Ceiling This essay was written by Frank Hamilton, a guest blogger. I believe his message resonates with many folks interested in how women have become important contributors to society and the workplace. The nature and history of humankind are very inventive - the story of a woman... Read more →


The Key to Ethical AI is Transparency

Trust and Verify Artificial Intelligence systems can obscure the data in a way that creates biased information depending on the human values of those who enter the data from its source. For example, an algorithm developed from mortgage loan data might include a variable for the expectation of homeowners’ repayment... Read more →


KPMG Sanctioned by the SEC for “Stealing the Exam”

Actions Constitute an Act Discreditable to the Profession On May 18, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced settled charges against three former KPMG LLP audit partners for improperly sharing answers to internal training exams. The exams were administered to determine whether its audit professionals understood certain accounting and... Read more →


7 Mistakes That Ruin Remote Work

Advice For Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic The following blog was written by Molly Crockett. You can learn more about her at the end of the blog. In reading her words, it occurred to me her advice is applicable to doing work remotely while we are away from our offices during... Read more →