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

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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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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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When it comes to protecting employees who report securities violations by their employers, US courts are divided over whether the term “whistleblower” applies only to people who make external reports to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or whether “whistleblower” can also include someone who makes an internal report to the company. From the […]

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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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Sidoti & Company, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, paid $100,000 to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the company had failed to establish and enforce policies to prevent the misuse of material nonpublic information (MNPI). According to the SEC’s settlement agreement, Sidoti started out as an independent research firm that published notes and […]

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The instigating role of tech in accelerating income and housing inequality has been a hot button topic for quite a while. Two companies are challenging that perception by making it easier for low-income students to access funds for higher education. Scholly and Raise.me are startups that believe in the capacity for tech to shrink the […]

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Despite the uniqueness of its criminal convictions and sentencing, the PG&E pipeline explosion provides valuable ethics and compliance lessons for any large business. There’s a lot of blame to go around, but the focus is looking at how an unethical culture propagated such a tragedy. First, the tragedy. On September 9, 2010, a “fireball . […]

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