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Interpersonal Misconduct in the Workplace

A decade ago, companies made headlines for problems such as bribery, financial manipulation, and fraud. The attention has shifted, though. For the past year, mistreatment of employees, especially abusive behavior, sexual harassment and discrimination, has joined data privacy as a critical issue of our time. #MeToo and #TimesUp have given a name to the larger effort to unearth problems that have festered and to find a path towards safer more respectful workplaces. Efforts to expose [...]

2019-10-30T20:43:54-04:00October 30th, 2019|GBES|

Measuring Risk and Promoting Workplace Integrity

First of a kind study The Global Business Ethics Survey™ (GBES™) is a rigorous, multi-country inquiry into worker conduct and workplace integrity, providing insight into workplace ethics in both public and private sector organizations. GBES is the global expansion of the National Business Ethics Survey® (NBES®), the most comprehensive survey of employees in US workplaces. Just as NBES illuminated our understanding of workplace ethics in the United States, GBES fills a void in our knowledge of [...]

2019-11-26T14:38:58-05:00October 30th, 2019|GBES|

Global Differences in Employees Views of E&C Program Maturity

As part of our 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) research, ECI explored the impact of ethics & compliance program quality on employee perceptions and behavior. Specifically, we asked U.S. employees about the presence of E&C program practices in their workplace.  We also inquired about the level of quality of those efforts, based on a framework developed by an independent Blue Ribbon Panel. Finally, we examined the impact of E&C programs, based on their level [...]

2019-10-30T20:39:26-04:00October 30th, 2019|GBES|

Measuring the Impact of Ethics and Compliance Programs

Corporations have historically organized their ethics and compliance (E&C) programs around a priority to align with legal and regulatory expectations. Yet increasingly, organizations are going above and beyond historic regulatory risk mitigation and are employing program refinements based on ECI’s 5 Principles of High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs (HQPs). With more and more organizations committing to higher quality programs, it begs the question: Does it make a difference when a company dedicates more resources and [...]

2019-10-30T20:37:19-04:00October 30th, 2019|GBES|

Whistleblowers Are Our Conscience

Last week, a whistleblower raised allegations of Presidential misconduct and drove Congress to impeachment proceedings. Labeled a traitor by some and a hero by many, the truth is that in many ways, whistleblowers serve as our conscience; these individuals raise concerns that they believe others should know about. But what motivates one to report to an entity outside their organization when they see misconduct? The 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES), Measuring the Impact of Ethics [...]

2019-10-04T13:53:09-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Misconduct|

Anita Hill Led Hollywood Commission Hires ECI

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality hires ECI to conduct a survey in October of entertainment industry workers. This report will be used to create strategic initiatives being developed to address the twin issues of harassment and bias. Find out more at Deadline.com

2019-09-13T16:28:39-04:00September 13th, 2019|Respectful Workplace|