Employees are more aware of business ethics and how they work inside the office and the company as a whole. In fact, they are more likely to report a wrongdoing than they were in previous years, even if some form of retaliation might be coming.
Employees also felt like they had to compromise their own standards in order to do their job or keep their job, and a nearly half of them report weakening standards by co-workers and management.
Employees Often Have Higher Standards than Businesses
Let’s take into consideration that most employees have been raised with better ethical standards than most companies list in their Employee Handbooks. Children are raised knowing it is wrong to lie and steal, be mean to another person, harass someone, or ignore something alarming. These are more or less the same things mentioned in an Employee Handbook.