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2 in 5 Canadians Have Witnessed Some Kind of Misconduct in Their Workplace

Posted on July 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career Development, HR Management, Human Resources. Comments Off on 2 in 5 Canadians Have Witnessed Some Kind of Misconduct in Their Workplace


A survey recently conducted by Ipsos Reid revealed that 2 in 5 Canadians have seen some kind of misconduct in their workplace. Of those who witnessed wrongdoings, 48% did not report it.

What was more staggering, is that only 31% feel confident that your report would be properly investigated. Your warning bells should be ringing.

Types of Workplace Misconduct

misconduct data 1

source: Ipsos Reid

Pressure to deliver results or to compromise personal values or ethnics, 33% agreed that ‘in my workplace, delivering results is more important than doing the right thing.
22% agreed that they feel they have to compromise their own personal ethics or values to keep their job.


misconduct chart image 2

source: Ipsos Reid




Reference: Ipsos Reid

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Henry E. Goldbeck, President of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and founded Goldbeck Recruiting in 1997. Since then, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.

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