ERIC Number: ED478131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Ethical Employee.
A study examined the extent to which the issues of business ethics and corporate social responsibility are becoming pertinent among the United Kingdom workforce. A self-completion questionnaire sought views on a range of issues relating to employment and asked about perceptions of individual companies/organizations on work and ethical issues. Findings reinforced the importance of those most basic aspects of remuneration: salary; other instrumental factors that make an organization attractive to work for included longer holidays, interesting and stimulating work, job security, and a good pension scheme; and other factors that are both instrumental and often raised in the context of an enlightened or ethical employment policy are important, including training for all employees, flexible working practices, and those related to the employee as stakeholder debate. A cluster analysis indicated around a fifth of the working population can be categorized as strong ethical employees. A regression analysis found a statistically significant relationship between employee loyalty and how the current employer was rated on its community and social responsibility. Analysis of results regarding attractiveness of some of Britain's biggest employers indicated that those companies that were rated as good corporate citizens were also felt to be good companies to work for. (Contains 25 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adults, Business, Business Responsibility, Compensation (Remuneration), Developed Nations, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Labor Turnover, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Quality of Working Life, Social Responsibility, Stakeholders, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom