It may seem like common sense for companies to establish ethical standards of business practice. Time and again, however, businesses end up in the wrong kind of spotlight for mistakes and other activities that call into question a company’s moral foundation. So, what gives? Why are companies with all the right intentions still finding themselves involved in these frustrating, costly situations?
Continuing to update and revise company policies, staying current and informed with the laws and legal structure of the business, and remaining mindful of ongoing shifts within company structure can make the road to becoming an ethical company tricky to navigate. Becoming a company rooted in a strong code of ethics can be a daunting prospect, but the bright, stable future this process paves for businesses and their employees is well worth the effort.
Indicators of Unethical Business Practice
- Pressure to maintain numbers
- Fear and silence
- A weak, imbalanced board of directors
- Extreme gaps in knowledge between levels of the company
- Frequent, intolerable conflict between team members
- Drastic restructuring of the business and core values
- Attempts to shift focus from instances of business misconduct to unrelated company achievements.
By using NationSearch, you’re halfway there!
Companies that use NationSearch to background screen their employees are already several steps ahead of the game. Screening may seem like the obvious first step in creating a workforce of trusted professionals. Surprisingly enough, many businesses still do not utilize background screening in choosing their employees. When companies and their owners show a trend of good hiring choices, this in turn can work to instill in their staff a sense of trust and comfort. This leadership mindset can lead to an increase in ambitious, successful people seeking to work hard and facilitate company growth.
Anchoring Ethics into Policies, Procedures, and Company Council
Here at NationSearch we have our Compliance Department. This department and its staff are responsible for helping to oversee ethical development in terms of
policy & procedure revision and creation, assessment of client relationships for compliance with hiring law, and protection of applicant rights. When making business decisions, it is also beneficial to involve a council of trusted people to help guide the moral direction of the company. Not only does this bring a diverse set of perspectives to the table, this approach sets up an environment of accountability and honesty in the development of a business.
Ethical Companies Invite Respectable Outcomes
Companies with a strong ethical basis are an easy investment decision for clients looking to partner with reliable, responsible, and trustworthy businesses. Success-driven employees are also easily attracted to companies that have a running history of ethical practice—this sound moral compass is crucial in recruiting the right employees and inviting successful partnerships to everyday business.
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