Whether a company acts ethically is a significant factor in the average American's willingness to work for an employer, according to research released in August by LRN. The study found that one in three employed Americans have actually left a job because they disagreed with a company's business ethics.
Other findings included:
- 94 percent of workers say it's "critical" or "important" that the company they work for is ethical
- 82 percent said they would prefer to be paid less and work for a company with ethical business practices than receive higher pay at a company with questionable ethics
- 80 percent cite disagreement with the ethics of fellow employees, a supervisor or management as the most important ethical reason for leaving a job
- 56 percent of U.S. workers define their current company as having an ethical culture. Yet one in four say that in the past six months they witnessed unethical, and even illegal, behavior where they work. Among those, only 11 percent say they were not affected by it.
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