Ethics And Integrity In The Workplace

13th March 2019

Ethics are “the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity”.

Ethical businesses recognise the power of conducting business in socially responsible ways and they realise that doing so leads to increases in profit and customer satisfaction and decreases in employee turnover.

Having said that, the key to me for creating an ethical company just comes down to one word “respect”. Being respectful of each other is the very least we should expect in life and it should be the number one priority within the workplace.

We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration to become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one. We won’t all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behaviour.

Kaizen staff are encouraged to be respectful of everybody, to pay respect to the community when we give back through Corporate Social Responsibility projects, such as our work with the Simon Community and various ongoing projects.  Respect to welcome people of all backgrounds and identities and this ultimately is our primary strength. Each team member has different perspectives on issues, and this creates a culture which generates new ideas and opens minds to opportunities.

Kaizen Recruitment has recently developed an ethical trade policy where we make the commitment to maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity and to conduct our business legally, honestly and fairly.

Kaizen’s attitude to bribery, fraud, dishonesty, illegal or improper activity amongst its employees, partners, subcontractors or suppliers is that of zero tolerance. Management, consultants and employees are all responsible for ensuring our company adhere to our code of ethics.

Respect for human rights is a fundamental guiding principle for Kaizen Recruitment. We are committed to ensuring that people are treated with dignity and respect and to identify, prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts resulting from or caused by our business activities.

Kaizen Recruitment is focused on “continuous improvement” and we will continue to develop our ethical and business policies to provide the highest quality to service to our employees and clients.

If there is a potential violation of labour standards and or human rights please feel free to contact any of the below for guidance 

Workplace Relations Commission:

https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/Contact_Us/Contact_Details/

1890 80 80 90

Irish Human rights and Equality Commission

https://www.ihrec.ie/about/contact/

01- 8589601

by Andrew Garland , Human Resources Manager at Kaizen Recruitment.