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Human Resources professionals face business ethics choices and their consequences daily. These business ethics sites enhance your understanding of business ethics.

Did You Bring Your Ethics to Work Today?
Think that you are a person of integrity and that you bring your highest standards and ethics to your workplace every day? You may be surprised at what ethics entail. Ethics at work aren't so simple.

All You Have Is Your Integrity...
Everyone knows right from wrong. Right? Wrong. People disagree about the definition of right and wrong all the time. Read more about business ethics.

Code of Conduct
A Code of Conduct is a written collection of the rules, principles, values, and employee expectations, behavior, and relationships that an organization considers significant and believes are fundamental to their successful operation. A code of conduct enumerates those standards and values that make an organization remarkable and that enable it...

Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest arises in the workplace when an employee has competing interests or loyalties that either are, or could be, at odds with each other. See more examples of potential conflicts of interest.

Gift Policy
Concerned that accepting a gift from vendors may violate your company gift policy? It's a valid concern. Find out more about company gift policies.

The Stuff of Work: Ethics and Assets
Employees don't think about company assets until they are lost, stolen or broken. This is a problem because employees exhibit ethical behavior by how they treat things as much as by how they treat people.

Fight for What's Right: Ten Tips for Meaningful Conflict
What do employees talk about when they talk about conflict in your organization? I'll bet that they talk about conflict avoidance and conflict resolution - as quickly as possible, to make the conflict go away. This is not good news because meaningful conflict is healthy for your organization.

Lessons Learned From Enron
Many people surround themselves with people who agree with them. Say "no" to "yes-men" for a culture that encourages disagreement and debate about business ethics issues. About's John Reh tells you how to avoid Enron's serious stumbles.

"Business Ethics" Reviewed
About's Austin Cline reviews "Business Ethics Revised Edition: Corporate Values and Society." (Prometheus Books) Cline says, the book "covers quite a lot of ground ... with large sections on the nature of ethics in social organizations, the obligations of employees, the rights of employees, the rights of consumers, obligations to the environment, and ethics in accounting practices."

Business Ethics Magazine
For over fifteen years, this magazine addresses all issues about business ethics including an emphasis on corporate responsibility and socially conscious investing.

Business Ethics Management Guide
What are business ethics and why do they matter? Scroll down at this site to what, why, the history, how to manage, and steps to approach instilling business ethics in your organization. An excellent resource.

The Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Ethics and Public Policy Center was established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences.

Ethikos and Corporate Conduct Quarterly
This is a professional journal published by Rutgers University which covers a diverse set of contemporary issues in business ethics.

Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
The Institute, sponsored by DePaul University, is established to "concentrate on stirring an individual's conscience by stimulating moral imagination; by encouraging ongoing ethical debate and by insisting on individual responsibility."

International Business Ethics Institute
This private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization was founded to establish ethical business industry standards and to develop strategies for integrating them worldwide.

When Good People Do Bad Things at Work
"For those of us concerned about ethical actions and not just good intentions, the problem is clear. We must identify the situational factors that keep people from doing their best and eliminate them whenever we can." Read more in this excellent article from Dennis Moberg at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work: Integrity
Are you looking for inspirational quotes that emphasize integrity and business ethics? These are my favorites on this topic.

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