Thursday, October 20, 2005
One-third of workers witness unethical behavior
Cynics might say a lack of ethics has been the hallmark of corporate America in recent years. So would about a third of U.S. workers, according to a new survey conducted for Hudson, a global staffing firm.
Thirty-one percent of those surveyed said they've seen co-workers act unethically, according to the survey of 2,099 U.S. workers.
"In a post-Enron, post-WorldCom environment [it's] surprising that still one-third have witnessed unethical behaviors," said David Rhind, general counsel for the North America region at Hudson Highland Group.
"Clearly, there's room for improvement," Rhind said.
The survey did not specify what unethical behaviors workers witnessed. "It could range from as simple as stealing office supplies, pencils, notepads, all the way up to shredding documents, bribing officials, the really bad stuff," Rhind said.
posted by Brian Moran @ 10:05 AM