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Ethics and business conduct

The ethical standards of a company are driven from the top. The ethics policy should be recommended by the president, ratified by the board and rolled out to the company with appropriate explanations and training. Implementing and consistently following a top-down ethics policy—with input from all levels—will help employees, customers, stakeholders and others who interact with the company to understand and relate to the company’s intentions.

 

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Regulating access to the Internet

While the Internet can increase employee productivity, the potential for employee misuse can create a significant downside. The downside may manifest itself as a decrease in employee productivity when there is excessive personal use of the Internet on company time, using company resources. There must also be consideration for controls on inappropriate employee behaviour such as…

 

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