Are codes of ethics different between societies and individual people? What I mean by this is, is a personal code of ethics necessarily any different from that of the society they keep and the societal standards which are around them?
It’s a good question, and it makes all of us think, individually, about how we have set up our own personal codes of ethics. After all, don’t we all think constantly about our ethics? The answer is, not really. It is usually not required to think about these things. Unless you have an inherently philosophical nature, you probably haven’t thought more than once or twice about your own personal ethics. It’s not exactly the grocery list, the interesting book you’re reading, or your love life, nor would it hold your attention as long as these things would.
It’s necessary, therefore, to think about it now, when the subject has been broached. Think about what you believe about your rights to do things, and whether or not your version of “right” and “wrong” directly correspond with the laws of your area. This is not a political article. It is merely to get businesspeople thinking about how they go about presenting their business to the public.
You will need to make sure that your employees are exhibiting the same professionalism that you exhibit. And, if they cannot do this, are they working in a part of your business where this would still be acceptable? Looking at drug testing programs, such as an onsite drug and alcohol testing program, would naturally be a part of your job as the owner or manager of your business. It is necessary to set an example, so being visibly active in your business’ drug testing program is a good idea.
If you would like to make sure that your employees maintain a strong personal code of ethics, well you cannot read their minds, but you can employ a regular onsite drug testing system from Mediscreen. We bring our accreditation by NATA to AS760 to your business place. We have a high quality onsite saliva collection program which can become part of your regular fitness and wellness testing. Call us today for more information: (+61) 1300 79 70 40.