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Organizations want to operate in an ethical manner. They also want to be effective and efficient. There’s no reason that organizations have to compromise on doing it all.
It starts with building a good foundation of ethics. But then organizations need to think about how to maintain ethics, no different that regularly examining data and information to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
In this episode of The HR Bartender Show, I spoke with Jakub Ficner, director of partnerships at Case IQ. In his role, Jakub specializes in investigative documentation and workflow solutions for HR, employee and labor relations, ethics, compliance, and fraud teams. He provides training and education to improve accountability and defensibility of organizations investigative processes. Jakub is a graduate of University of Ottawa and Purdue University.
We’ve often talked about how technology solutions can help us reduce time on administration so we can shift our focus to other aspects of the business such as recruitment, training, and employee retention.
What technology does well is collect data. And that’s where we can use technology to reduce ethical risk. Organizations can examine their ethics complaints and investigations to look for trends. And understanding those trends allows the organization to take steps to reduce risk.
The time to think about using technology to reduce risk isn’t when the organization has a problem – and the technology becomes a reactive solution. Using technology should be a proactive discussion that aligns with the organization’s strategy.
If you want to connect with Jakub:
I mentioned during the episode that Jakub and I have worked together on a couple of webinars. Here are links to the recordings so you can take a listen.
Jakub referenced a few articles during this episode. Here are the links – I hope you check them out.
- “Do ethical firms create value?” by Khondkar Karim, SangHyun Suh, Jiali Tang, Social Responsibility Journal, 2016
- “The State of Moral Leadership in Business”, The HOW Institute for Society, New York, 2022
- “Striking a Balance Between Rules and Principles-Based Approaches for Effective Governance” by Surendra Arjoon, Journal of Business Ethics
- “The Worth of Values – A Literature Review on the Relation Between Corporate Social and Financial Performance” by Pieter van Beurden and Tobias Gössling
- “Increasing customer loyalty: The impact of corporate social responsibility and company image” by Graham Cole, 2017
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