David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 12:31 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical standards _ members of Congress ranked the lowest, below car salespeople and telemarketers. Nurses were at the top. less FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington … [Read more...] about Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values
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The best employees are in it for the long run. Sherrie Campbell Published 4:30 am, Thursday, June 7, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images 4 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Successful Employees 1 / 1 Back to Gallery With unemployment rates very low the competition for highly skilled loyal workers is more challenging now than ever before. Entrepreneurs must understand the critical importance of providing emotional and financial security to our employees as motivating forces to stay with our company. 1. Hiring Hiring is the first step in judging a potential employee’s longevity and staying-power. It is important analyze their resume to see if they have had long-term successful employment runs with other companies. If … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Successful Employees
Mike Pompeo is fond of saying that the State Department needs to "get its swagger back" -- it's a point he brings up often, and it speaks to the low morale of the staff under his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. At a town hall meeting with State staffers Wednesday, Pompeo talked about what he means. "So, I've become known for saying that the State Department must 'get its swagger back,'" he said. "I believe it with all my heart. What do I mean?" "Swagger is not arrogance; it is not boastfulness, it is not ego," Pompeo told State Department employees. "No, swagger is confidence; in one's self, in one's ideas. In our case, it is America's essential rightness. And it is aggressiveness born of the righteous knowledge that our cause is just, special, and built upon America's core principles." He told them that President Trump understands the State Department's diplomatic mission. "We are fortunate that our president values and understands the power of diplomacy, and knows that we must use every … [Read more...] about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the meaning of “swagger”
Following the corporate corruption scandals of the early 2000s, then-Securities and Exchange Commission chairman William Donaldson said determining the company’s moral DNA “should be the foundation on which the Board builds a corporate culture based on a philosophy of high ethical standards and accountability.” Today’s crisis of confidence in technology companies, especially those controlling deep pools of data and developing and deploying artificial intelligence, not only demands more responsible engineers, entrepreneurs, and executives but more assertive boards who make ethics and the public interest strategic priorities. The board’s role Board of directors’ responsibilities include hiring, firing, and holding the CEO’s feet to the fire, as well as approving and overseeing the company’s strategy and ensuring the integrity of company financials. Boards must also set a tone at the top of ethics and responsible business practices. … [Read more...] about How a strong board of directors keeps AI companies on an ethical path
After watching movies like Blood Diamond or documentaries like Food, Inc., which raise awareness of the questionable morality of certain industries, you might feel compelled to look into the background of the jeweler who sold you that engagement ring or inspired to become a vegetarian. For many of us, the thought of contributing to immorality is appalling. Luckily, we do have other options. Many musicians, celebrities, and brands have announced partnerships with charitable causes and awareness campaigns, promising to donate proceeds from purchases. Katy Perry, Starbucks, Dell, and others have joined the (RED) initiative, for example, donating money to provide medication for AIDS and HIV. Companies like TOMS promise to donate a pair of shoes for every purchase made, and the up-and-coming Brandless, partnered with Feeding America, promises to donate a meal for every order. If you’re concerned about ethical shopping, purchasing from a company or supporting a celebrity who backs a … [Read more...] about Do consumers really care about brand morals? Maybe not.