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Unformatted text preview: ETHICAL ISSUES ETHICAL ISSUES FOR MANAGERS Employee Relations Employee Relations Employee Relations Balance needs and rights of: Customers Investors Organization Employee Hiring and Promotion Hiring and Promotion Establish standard procedures Document Make decisions based on objective reasons Educate everyone in the process Use common sense Avoid inappropriate statements and conduct Discipline Discipline Be consistent Be fair Document Act Firing Employees Firing Employees Be prepared Choose the right location Speak privately and face­to­face Outplacement services Confidentiality EMPLOYEE EMPLOYEE CONDUCT Smoking in the Workplace Smoking in the Workplace 27 states have passed laws banning smoking in all enclosed public places 12 other states have enacted some sort of smoking ban Smoking costs $97 billion in lost productivity each year + $96 billion in health care expenditures Smokers have a 50% higher absenteeism rate than nonsmokers Smoking causes an estimated 46,000 nonsmoker deaths per year Source: www.cdc.gov Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse 17.6 million adults abuse alcohol or are alcoholics Annual cost in lost productivity: $161 billion Alcohol abuse kills 79,000 people per year 25% of alcoholic’s pay is for work not performed Alcoholism causes 500 million lost workdays each year Alcoholism is a protected disability under ADA Sources: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/AlcoholConsumption/ and http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Resources/DatabaseResources/QuickFacts/EconomicData/cost8.htm Illegal Drug Use and Abuse Illegal Drug Use and Abuse 9% of workforce using drugs Annual cost to society ­ $161 billion Cost for healthcare and workers compensation doubled More money spent on drugs than on food Drug use is not a protected disability; Recovering drug abuse is covered under ADA Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/workplace.html When to do Drug Testing When to do Drug Testing Pre­employment screening Pre­employment screening Random testing of employees Testing for cause Pros and cons of drug testing? WORK­LIFE ISSUES WORK­LIFE ISSUES Changing Demographics Changing Demographics US households that were married: Traditional model: 1950: 78% (9.5% were single­person households) 2002: 50% (26% were single­person households) 1972: 52% of families 2003: 13% of families Married couples both working outside the home: 1972: 32% 2007: 76% Source: http://www.pobronson.com/factbook/pages/231.html#1121 Childcare and Eldercare 50% late for work 3 ­ 6 times a month and missed work 3 days a month Average of 3 to 4 calls a day home or to the caregiver 60% of employees reported loss of work time to care for an ill child 25% had responsibility on a daily basis for an elder family member Over 1/3 of workforce missed work to care for a parent ~Source: “Balancing Work and Family: Choosing the Corporation That’s Right for You” by Jeanne Ward; Childcare Survey of Two Large Companies (2000­2500 employees) Work­Life Issues Work­Life Issues Always connected to the office Travel Commuting Dual careers Long hours Home work Importance to Employers Stress can be caused by work­family conflict Organizations who help employees with balance receive the following benefits: Reduce turnover, absenteeism and tardiness Increase productivity Ethical Implications of Ethical Implications of Work­Life Issues 91% ­ workers are more likely to behave ethically at work when they have a good work/life balance 60% ­ job dissatisfaction is a leading reason why people make unethical decisions at work, second only to a lack of personal integrity Source: SHRM HR News, April 2007 ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ETHICS BUS M 390 taught by Professor Loriwardsworth during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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