Why does WorldatWork have a Web page dedicated to ethics in the profession? We believe it is incumbent upon WorldatWork, as the professional gathering place for total rewards practitioners, to facilitate a dialogue about ethics and ethical behavior. Like all great professional associations, WorldatWork wants to promote ethical behavior and decision-making in the total rewards profession through research, education and member communications.
The WorldatWork Ethics Initiative
At the request of members, WorldatWork assembled a group of senior level practitioners, consultants and academics in the Fall of 2001 for a one-day discussion of ethics in the profession. The result of the day was a rejuvenation of the WorldatWork Ethics Initiative. Because total rewards professionals routinely encounter ethical dilemmas in their work to determine how people are paid and rewarded for the work they do, WorldatWork is striving through the Initiative to:
Raise awareness of ethics and ethical standards in the profession
Focus on education (not enforcement), and teach HR professionals how to think and behave ethically
Provide open forums for dialogue and networking that share ethical dilemmas and potential resolutions
Integrate ethics into certification courses and other resources, where possible
Carefully maintain global and cultural sensitivity
Create tools that focus on case studies and best practices to help practitioners proactively avoid ethical dilemmas and guide them through sound ethical decision-making, if necessary.
Below are a variety of resources and tools provided to you in support of the WorldatWork Ethics Initiative.
Contribute – Submit your Ethics Policy and/or Code of Ethics to the WorldatWork online Library.
Are You Facing an Ethical Dilemma? Do you need some advice about how to handle an ethical dilemma in your workplace? All submitted dilemmas will be anonymously attributed, along with advice from two high-level professionals who are members of WorldatWork, and published in the Focus on Ethics column in a future issue of workspan magazine. E-mail your dilemma to email@example.com.
Ethics & Total Rewards: The WorldatWork Speakers Bureau Did you know that WorldatWork has a Speakers Bureau with thought-provoking and interactive presentations on ethics, the total rewards model, and other topics? Presentations are delivered by WorldatWork staff, faculty or other prominent professionals in the field. If you need an engaging speaker for an upcoming meeting or conference, please send your request to Marcia Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org