Ethics start right at the top: Study

CEOs paramount to maintaining an ethical culture at work
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/19/2007

A new study confirms what many HR professionals have known for years — a chief executive officer is the most important person when it comes to creating and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization.

But the research, conducted by Ottawa-based Conference Board of Canada, doesn’t find consensus on whether the CEO requires the support of a formal ethics and compliance position to achieve this.

The report,