Are you a good employee? Would you be called an ethical employee by your superiors? These are some of the questions we currently receive at Jobzella and we are happy to share with you the description of the ultimate Ethical Employee out there and the top Commandments on Employee Ethics and Proper Employee Conduct.
1- He/She Does use Company Time/Resources Ethically
That means he/she only uses company time and company resources (computer, stationary and electricity…etc) for the company’s benefit which means no facebooking (unless you are a digital marketing/advertising specialist), no social media, no browsing the internet for fun, no using the company phone for personal calls and so on. The company’s resources are there to help you do work for the company not to keep you entertained or for you to use for freelance/part time jobs (which is illegal by the way).
2- He/She is nice and helpful to coworkers
Your attitude is yours to manage and handle. In a work environment, you cannot be spreading negative vibes or complaining all the time about your boss/your coworker or even your private life. You are required to keep a professional attitude that is focused on work and only work. Be friendly and offer to help but keep your personal feelings and issues out of the office where they belong.
3- He/She Respects and Keeps Company Secrets
Yes, there is such a thing as company secrets that should be kept. That includes salaries, processes, passwords, emails and sheets among other things. An ethical employee, that is you will keep all company information secret even after leaving the company regardless of whether there is a confidentiality agreement or not.
4- He/She is Reliable and Punctual
In all companies worldwide, reliability and punctuality are a must not an option. The ultimate employee is always on time (if you are running late in traffic, call your immediate supervisor and let them know), he/she is always showing ready to work and doesn’t take long breaks for no reason. If you are consistently arriving late to work and failing to follow through or complete your tasks, the company loses time, money and business and you lose respect and the potential for a raise/promotion.
5- He/She Knows How to Provide Feedback
It all boils down to strong interpersonal skills which are essential for creating stronger teams and facing all challenges. An ethical employee can easily tell the difference between constructive criticism and destructive negativity. Beware of your body language and learn when to speak up and when to listen.
6- He/She Smells and Looks Nice
Yes, it is true. An ethical employee will take care to always look and smell great regardless of the weather, traffic, personal preference and other circumstances. He/she will also adhere to the company’s policies regarding what to wear and how to look.
7- He/She Does not Bully others
We are seeing the new trend of bullying/teasing ex coworkers or bosses online. This one is just bad, even if you had a bad resignation scenario or you feel you were unrightfully fired or demoted, there are labor laws to protect you without having to abuse your former company online. An ethical employee is respectful of his current or previous establishment.
Now you know how to be the ultimate ethical employee out there and what makes proper Employee Conduct and with the help of Jobzella 2.0 you can share the knowledge with your followers. Have you explored the all new and improved Jobzella 2.0?