ERC in the News

  • February 20, 2014
    Associations Now

    New findings from the Ethics Resource Center suggest that overall workplace misconduct is on the decline, while other findings suggest there is room for improvement. Here are some tips for toning up your association’s ethical culture.

    Good news for employees and employers in the United States. Workplace misconduct is at a historic low, according to the Ethics Resource Center.

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  • February 19, 2014
    HRE Online

    The good news coming from a recent Ethics Resource Center study? Corporate misconduct seems to be on the wane, overall.

    The not-so-good news? A majority of the misdeeds that are occurring in the workplace are committed by those the organization counts on to set an example for employees to follow.

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  • February 10, 2014
    Bloomberg BNA

    Workplace misconduct is on the decline, according to a survey released Feb. 4 by the Ethics Resource Center, which found that 41 percent of employees observed misconduct in 2013, down from 55 percent in 2007.

    Moreover, the eighth “National Business Ethics Survey,” which polled 6,400 U.S. employees, found that only 9 percent of employees felt pressure to compromise their standards in 2013, down from 13 percent in the previous survey in 2011.

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  • February 8, 2014
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Stealing office supplies? Bullying a workplace underling? Bribing the Bahrainan royal family? You're not alone -- but then again, the company you keep is shrinking.

    Workplace misconduct seems to be on the downswing, according to a new survey from the Ethics Resource Center, an Arlington, Va.-based research nonprofit. In a biannual report issued Tuesday, the center said only 41 percent of the 6,400 employees surveyed have observed misconduct at work.

  • February 6, 2014
    Washington Post

    The headlines may be filled with news about business scandals, from charges of insider trading at SAC Capital to the alleged Libor rate-rigging manipulation involving major banks. Yet workplace misconduct is actually at a historic low, according to a newly released survey from the Ethics Resource Center, a research nonprofit focused on ethical standards at both public and private organizations.

  • February 5, 2014
    Business News Daily

    Employees are doing a much better job of staying out of trouble, a new study finds.

    Research from the Ethics Resource Center (ERC), revealed that workplace misconduct has reached an historic low, having steadily and significantly declined since 2007. Specifically, 41 percent of employees have observed misconduct on the job, down from 55 percent in 2007.

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  • February 4, 2014
    Compliance Week

    Workplace misconduct is at an historic low, having steadily and significantly declined since 2007. That's the encouraging news from a new survey released by the Ethics Resource Center.

    The center's National Business Ethics Survey, conducted every two years, found that 41 percent of more than 6,400 workers surveyed said they have observed misconduct on the job, down from 55 percent in 2007. The report also found that fewer employees felt pressure to compromise their standards, down to nine percent from 13 percent in 2011.

  • February 4, 2014
    Wall Street Journal

    Corporate misconduct might seem like a growth industry but a long-running survey of corporate behavior indicates that attention to ethical standards has never been better, or at least not for 20 years.

  • December 20, 2013
    Accounting Web

    The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) has been conducting nationally representative surveys of ethical attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs in the US workforce since 1994. Its latest comprehensive report, 2011 National Business Ethics Survey (NBES) of Social Networkers: New Risks and Opportunities at Work, included a series of questions about social networks and the people who use them.

  • October 3, 2013
    Forbes

    On October 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its largest whistleblower award yet, $14 Million, to a person “whose information led to an SEC enforcement action that recovered substantial investor funds.”   Congress authorized the whistleblower program in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act to reward individuals who offer high-quality original information that leads to an SEC enforcement action resulting in sanctions of more than $1 million.  The first whistleblower award was given in August 2012 in the amount of $50,000.  My how times have changed.