4. Personnel services –
Employee education and training on topics such as ethical concerns related to health, environment, or corporate
philanthropy decisions) and employee counseling
In the United States, businesses
are often judged by their socially responsible behaviors. Most people agree that these include the following
specific elements: equal employment opportunity for all citizens regardless of their race, religion or sex;
respect for employees’ diversity, safety, and health in the workplace; and assurance and full disclosure on the
quality of products and services. If any one of these elements is ignored or abused, a business is likely to be
subjected to a penalty and sometimes, legal action.
When an employee discovers
unethical, immoral or illegal actions at work, the employee makes a decision about what to do with this
Whistleblowingis the term used to define an
employee’s decision to disclose this information to an authority figure (boss, media or government
Are you a good decision
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
It seems like every time we turn around, we have to make more decisions. The question is, "Are you a good
decision maker?" If you aren't (or don't think you are), there is no need to worry. Decision-making is a skill
that can be learned by anyone. Although some people may find this particular skill easier than others, everyone
applies a similar process.
There are two basic kinds of decisions: those that are arrived at using a specific process and those that just
happen. Although both kinds of decisions contain opportunities and learning experiences, there are definite
advantages to using a specific process to make a decision. The most obvious advantage is the reduced level of
stress you will experience.
Wise decisions are made using a definite process. They are based on the values and perceptions of the
decision-maker and include carefully-considered alternatives and options along with periodic reassessments of the
decision and its effects. Wise decisions may or may not follow societal norms and expectations, but they are right
for the decider based on what he/she knows at that point in time about his/her options as well as him/herself.
Ten Steps to Wise Decision-Making