Tim’s Talks HR – Cultivating an Ethical Workplace

Cultivating an Ethical Workforce

Workers with Integrity Create An Ethical Workplace

Tim Dimoff’s presentation discusses how a Code of Conduct and Ethical Workplace utilizes the practical goals of your organization and your employees’ work. Tim will explain how it is the responsibility of every employer and employee to contribute to their company’s integrity and report all violations or misconduct.

  • Learn the difference between ethics and morals
  • Understand the consequences of unethical decisions
  • Identify ways to make the best decisions in the workplace.

Make clear what forms of behavior are unacceptable at work and the consequences for any breach. It’s a good idea to include information on external sources of professional help and support within the workplace. For example, an employee experiencing workplace bullying from a manager may need some external support before laying an internal complaint.

And once it’s finalized, make sure you publish the code. Publicize it to all staff with the appropriate level of fanfare. Consider running a regular campaign directing staff to a different code topic weekly. Include a quiz to validate their understanding.

A published code of ethics encourages transparency and can also be useful in recruitment. It makes it easy for prospective employees to decide whether or not the company is a good fit for their personal moral code. And it also means employers can readily assess whether candidates are a suitable match for the company culture.

This gets a little more complicated when discussing a remote work environment. Where employees have no physical contact. Here, a well-defined remote culture is needed with which the members of a remote work team can feel part of the company.