The research of NAVEX Global 2014 ethics and compliance report points this out. This finding should cause leaders to think about what are they doing about these two critical areas of employee and business development?
• If ethics is one of two key training priorities, what state is your ethics training in at the present moment?
• If you don’t strictly ethics training, why not? Where would you need to begin? Budget? Resources? Develop training options with ROI in mind? By when?
• Ethics is listed first and code of conduct is list second. Shouldn’t that be order of training, first spirit of the law then letter of the law?
• Can you have a truly effective code of conduct with ongoing, engaging ethics training?
• How do you, as a leader, “see” the role and purpose of ethics in your organization, as preventative or remedial? Doesn’t this reveal your priorities?
This study reveals so much about the reasons for these priorities, the level of employee ethical focus, and methods of training that are most effective and those that aren’t and why. Please take advantage of this most current research. Because if you don’t, your competition will!