Bringing Your Whole Self to Ethical Behavior


New research from Maryam Kouchaki , an associate professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, shows that employees who compartmentalize their personal and business lives are more likely to engage in bad behavior.

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Ethics Month 2019: A Celebration of ‘Ethics Every Day’


On any given day, PR professionals from entry-level associates to senior executives face ethical dilemmas. How can PR professionals ensure ethical decision-making on a daily basis? In honor of PRSA’s annual Ethics Month in September, the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) will host programming focused on the theme “Ethics Every Day,” to emphasize how we as communicators can integrate ethics into our decisions and actions 365 days a year.

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It’s time to put PR ethics front and center

PR Daily

Public relations and corporate communications experts are urging corporations to more strongly embrace strict ethical standards. Ethical indiscretions are also associated with an increased probability of shareholder-initiated lawsuits, high employee turnover and government investigations.

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Employees value fair pay most, but also fair treatment, ethical standards

Agility PR Solutions

It’s not surprising that the most important workplace value for full-time employees is fair pay, according to a recent survey from B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch. The post Employees value fair pay most, but also fair treatment, ethical standards appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees

PR Daily

More and more employers recognize the power of employee advocacy on social media. They’ve learned that employees offer an authentic and cost-effective way to spread company PR and marketing messages. Employees are widely available and can both defend and promote their organization.

An Ethical Test: Why I Blew the Whistle on Corruption at My Organization


As PR practitioners, every day presents a new opportunity to reinforce our commitment to ethics. As federal government employees, we learned we could provide an evidence file to members of Congress, the Office of the Medical Inspector and the Office of the Inspector General.

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Ethics: It’s All About Honesty


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Ethics Thought Leadership Code of Ethics Ethics Month

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The Integral Role of Ethics in Investor Relations


A few months ago, I read something from a PR professional that revealed a certain amount of confusion over the matter of investor relations (IR) and ethics. Also, I’d add that to describe an ethical decision as a “dilemma” may be a bit melodramatic. Simplifying our ethical choices.

Shake Shack returns $10M loan, P&G embraces marketing during COVID-19, and grocery employees get asked to wear masks

PR Daily

Why it matters: The current crisis is making executives and communicators scramble to reassemble a new playbook as they engage both employees and consumers and safeguard their brand reputation. Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club are asking employees to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Ethics: Making It Part of Your Core Culture


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). I believe that’s because ethics comes from the very core of the person faced with a right or wrong decision.

6 Ways to Improve Your Business Expertise and Strengthen Your Ethical Core


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Page Society in preparation for a book on PR ethics.

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American Apparel updates code of ethics

PR Daily

Clothing store American Apparel and the word “ethics” have never gone exactly hand-in-hand. The change is starting from within, with a new 6,200-word ethics code on the company website. The new ethics code comes with new leadership.

The robots have arrived in ethics

PR in High Definition

You wouldn’t give a few days training to a junior member of staff and expect them to perform well without a manager, and algorithms don’t have the common sense or moral compass that new employees have. The post The robots have arrived in ethics appeared first on Firefly Communications. Blog Christian Sharp Ethics ethics PR robots

3 employees who can harm your brand

PR Daily

In the short term, well-intentioned employees slowly erode brand consistency by designing things themselves or outsourcing them to their personal freelance network. This DIY ethic can easily unravel all of marketing’s efforts to present a unified brand identity.

5 things employees crave—but don’t get enough of

PR Daily

Your company might not be saving the world, but you must make employees feel good about what they’re doing. Gallup has found that workplace friendships are the best—not one of the best, but the best—indicator of employee engagement.

Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit Recap: Diversity as a Business Imperative


A recurring discussion at Ethisphere’s two-day Global Ethics Summit in New York City was how diversity and inclusion initiatives are changing the way businesses operate, altering everything from hiring practices and internal communications to consumer outreach.

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Ethics and PR Do Mix, But It’s Up to PR to Tell That Story

PR News

During the winter and summer holidays the PR department of a big pharma company sends employees a note about the company’s views on issues that might arise during conversations with friends and family at social gatherings. The post Ethics and PR Do Mix, But It’s Up to PR to Tell That Story appeared first on PR News Blog.

Companies walk a fine line when execs are ousted for ethics violations

PR Daily

Several companies have ousted their CEO or other high-profile leaders due to “code of ethics violations,” veiled language that indicates a potential crisis for the company’s brand. In the #MeToo era, companies have parted ways with hundreds of employees accused of misconduct.

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SeaWorld admits employees posed as activists

PR Daily

This week, company officials admitted that several employees went undercover and posed as animal rights activists. Officials for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals initially accused SeaWorld of sending spies last year.

Employee Evangelists: Your Secret Social PR Weapon in a Crisis

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media has redefined crisis response in three important ways: outlet options, messaging speed and employee engagement. But the most important change to crisis response has been under-reported and underutilized—the power of employee evangelists. Guest Post by Laurel Kennedy.

Study: Millennials unprepared to serve as ‘ethical conscience’ in PR

PR Daily

Ethics is a bedrock of contemporary public relations, whether it’s avoiding conflicts of interest or resisting the temptation to give a pair of your client’s racing skis to a sports magazine columnist. The study, “ Silent & unprepared: Most millennial practitioners have notembraced role as ethical conscience ,” found significant differences in preparedness to offer ethical counseling between generations. Not expecting ethical dilemmas.

Uber’s use of ‘Greyball’ program causes ethics concerns

PR Daily

The program calls into question whether the company crossed ethical and legal lines in its early efforts to win market share. Uber continues to be allergic to positive headlines.

Three Tips for Communicating in Uncertain Times

PR Expanded

Your customers, employees, partners, the media and other important constituents are looking to you for helpful information. In uncertain times, FEEL (facing Fears, engaging with Empathy, Using Ethics and unleashing Love) can make a difference. Ethics Leadership Mentoring PR 2.0

Cyber Tech brings Intrigue, Ethical Challenges to PR

Flack's Revenge

It can bring the cloaks, daggers and pose ethical challenges for PR teams, vendors and journalists alike. What are the journalistic and ethical considerations? ‘I think this makes the ethical calculus for journalists much more complex.’

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New York ethics board requiring PR pros to register as lobbyists

PR Daily

On Tuesday, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics voted 10-3 to approve an advisory opinion that requires PR pros to register as lobbyists if communicating with members of the news media. New regulations in New York are making PR pros and journalists see red.

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J&J offers to settle in Ohio, consumers question leaders’ ethics, and how TikTok fills a specific niche

PR Daily

However, companies should think about privacy concerns as they plan to capture conversations from their employees and customers. The post J&J offers to settle in Ohio, consumers question leaders’ ethics, and how TikTok fills a specific niche appeared first on PR Daily.

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Amazon case study: Should rank-and-file employees be speaking on behalf of brands?

Communications Conversations

But, along the way, we heard from one surprising source as the story unfolded: An Amazon employee. And, this opens up, yet again, a discussion we’ve had before: Should employees be empowered to speak up during a company crisis or firestorm?

Definers Saga and the State of PR Ethics

Flack's Revenge

It made me think of broader questions about PR ethics, which I’ve explored before here, and the state of communications today. Employees distributed anti-Apple research to reporters and would not say who was paying for it. Some may think “PR ethics” is an oxymoron.

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Take the “FEEL” Test First, Before You Communicate

PR Expanded

When you FEEL this means you’re able to Face Fears , communicate with Empathy , use Ethics and good judgment and discover how much you Love your mission. Ethics Leadership PR 2.0

How your comms can mitigate disinformation

PR Daily

Sources and breeding grounds range from geopolitical rivals to a former employee with an ax to grind, and from those with complex motives to those simply looking for an adrenaline rush. Firmly established codes of ethics and a commitment to transparency.

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Aflac’s comms senior VP: ‘Communicators need to be the calm in the chaos’

PR Daily

The grid maps out all the stakeholders, from the board of directors, to sales leadership, to regulators and employees. “It’s About 95% of its 5,700 employees became remote workers in less than two weeks. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

As Gen Z rises, 3 workplace shifts are emerging

PR Daily

Diversity in thought, work ethic, life experiences, communication styles, and technological savvy provide opportunities and challenges in recruitment and retention. The study also found 18% of Gen Z employees have two jobs—a side gig plus their main job.

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Responsible communication leadership: putting employees first

PR Conversations

Often fingers point at business schools, regarding their failure to incorporate ethics into programmes. It seems that shareholder greed trumps employee and common interests. A new term has emerged for an elevated emphasis on ethical business practice: responsible leadership.

Disinformation in Business and Facts, Diplomacy, and Trust as Countermeasures [UML]

Sword and the Script

The concern here isn’t just for the ethics of data and psychology in business persuasion – but also the ability to recognize when it’s being used against you. He counts employees as the “best defense against misinformation,” but cautions it cannot be an afterthought.

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How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

PR Daily

Throughout the past century, business leaders have debated whether a corporation should pursue, as its sole goal, profit for shareholders and owners or more complex, diverse benefits to employees and society. . Your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products.”.

The Bravery of Silence: Responsible Advocacy Starts With Listening


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Not only will it help you be a more strategic advocate, it will help you build your practice around a solid ethical core.

Independence: The Source of Our Integrity, Our Power and Influence


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). At the same time, this approach defines my ethical approach to life, to work and to trouble.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

A strong work ethic is essential for attaining this sense of accomplishment and advancing in your career. Employee communications director—Robert Half (California). Is your town one of the hardest-working in the country? Find out, and then browse our roundup of current job openings.

Health care communicatiors scramble to address COVID-19 case in California; Disney, Coca-Cola, JetBlue and more respond to outbreak; and Smithsonian releases 2.8M images

PR Daily

In this case, we are dedicated to providing the best care possible for this patient and continuing to protect the health of our employees who care for them. Do employees care only about money or are they looking for other values?

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Your Executives’ Reputations Impact Your Brand, Whether You Like It or Not

Melissa Agnes

And in a crisis, especially a crisis that questions the ethics of either the personal or the professional brand, this reality gets amplified. Therefore, his personal moral and ethical choices are, at least in part, a reflection on his organization; and.