Ethics at Work 2018: New Zealand

Publication type: Survey
28 November 2018

Tags: Speak Up, Ethics Programme issues, Treatment of Employees

This survey report describes the New Zealand findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research

About

The IBE’s Ethics at Work survey is the only one of its kind covering Australia and New Zealand. This report take a deeper look at data and focuses on the responses from New Zealand employees. It asks employees how they experience ethics in their day-to-day working lives and how they perceive corporate ethical culture. It looks at whether they have witnessed misconduct; whether they have reported it; and what if anything stops them from doing so, answering questions such as:

  • What are New Zealand employees’ perception of honesty, misconduct and speaking up?
  • What pressures are New Zealand employees under to compromise ethical standards?

It provides real insight into employees’ views on ethics across all sectors and job roles. It also examines the impact of formal ethics programmes on embedding ethical values into organisational culture and influencing behaviour.This is the first time that the survey, first introduced in the UK in 2005, has been conducted in Australia and New Zealand. It asks employees how they experience ethical dilemmas in their day­to­day working lives. It looks at whether they have witnessed misconduct; whether they have reported it; and what if anything stops them from doing so.
Over 2,000 employees were surveyed across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, including 752 in New Zealand.

IBE_Survey_Report_Ethics_at_Work_2018_survey_of_employees_NZ_INT.pdf
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