Millennials Want Workplace Ethics and Diversity 15:35, April 12, 2017

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Author: Douglas Kelly

Studying the influence of Millennial workers, and what they care about, offers broad takeaways for businesses wanting to create an ethical company culture and long-term sustainability. According to Brookings, as of June 2016, Millennials comprised 23% of the total population and 38% of the primary working age population. By 2025, they are expected to make […]

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Some company leaders consider creating an ethical culture a best practice, but not a critical priority. However, at least one court invoked a company’s culture as evidence in a lawsuit. Knowing what stoked the court’s ire shows the cost of allowing unethical actions to continue. The Case In New York, cigarettes sold on reservations to […]

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act are two of the most important laws that seek to prevent corruption globally. Their broad scope and long reach mean that organizations of all sizes that do business overseas or have foreign partners should consider offering online FCPA training to their employees as well as […]

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Conflicts of interest have been the ugly child of ethics and compliance programs for a while now. For most employees, it’s more of an ethical concern, not a legal one (key personnel like fiduciaries or company officers are different). While not as sexy as insider trading, popular as bribery, or diabolical as fraud, workplace conflicts […]

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A Litigation Release by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shows that insider trading is not relegated to just senior executives and CEOs. Everyday people, including employees, commit illegal actions that necessarily have broader ethical considerations. Ethical considerations are even less clear cut than the law, but just as critical to effective ethics and […]

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There is no limit to the number of articles out there espousing what makes a good manager. Popular online business publications like Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur all provide a litany of qualities that define great managers. Yet, there is little talk about ethical managers. A deeper dig into these popular articles shows how […]

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No one likes a complainer, but it certainly beats the image of a workplace torn asunder by unhealthy anger, mass demotivation, chilled speech, workplace retaliation claims, toxic culture, and employees getting hurt (literally). Recent cases, research, and studies show the importance of employees airing their feelings and concerns in the workplace.  The Complaint Dilemma and […]

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“Providing people with accurate information doesn’t seem to help; they simply discount it,” writes Elizabeth Kolbert after reviewing substantial scientific literature in her New Yorker article “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds.” While Kolbert sticks to mainly to science, her talking points provide takeaways for unethical action in the workplace.  People are Irrational We have heard the […]

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Five states have introduced new data security laws that either moved forward in the legislative process or failed in 2017. They all require organizations to implement stronger data security efforts when handling personal information, a regulatory boon for a company’s practical efforts to keep ahead of the constantly changing cybersecurity curve. New York New York […]

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After some delay, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released final cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies. This post will describe what has changed between the final version and the previous proposed version, and generally highlight what the regulation will require of New York financial institutions (“companies”). The Big Changes DFS proposed […]

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