What does it take to do the right thing? To make the right choice? How do you identify and respond to ethical dilemmas?
Although something might be legal, it may not be ethical. Unethical individuals are viewed as unscrupulous, underhanded, unprincipled. If a financial institution gains a reputation for engaging in unethical conduct, or its employees are believed to have questionable ethics, the bank’s ability to attract and retain customers suffers, and negative press reports can do irreparable damage. Recent headlines attest to the devastating fallout from unethical behavior of bank employees.
Reputation is everything. No one wants to hire or retain a person who is known to cut corners, ignore requirements, or take advantage of vulnerable individuals. You want your own personal reputation to be that you are honorable, ethical, principled, and of high moral character. That should be how the bank is perceived as well.
Throughout the career of a bank employee, there will be many decisional crossroads where one fork of the road will lead to dirty-dealing or dishonorable conduct, while another will adhere to high standards of principled behavior. Through examples and real-life scenarios, this program will help you understand how to always choose the right path and do the right thing -- and that’s what ethics is all about.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This program is designed for all financial institution staff.