MONTREAL, May 26, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - According to a CROP-CHRA survey
carried out for the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines
agréés, 23% of Quebec workers admit they've lied about their reasons
for missing work in the past.
This figure is 7% higher than that reported in a similar survey
conducted in 2005.
Some 73% of HR professionals also recognized this trend in a brief
survey conducted by the Ordre, in which over 75% of them mentioned
"stealing time" as the most widespread phenomenon in the workplace.
Case law corroborates this established fact, reporting a number of
cases, including that of a truck driver who was fired for having
exaggerated the number of hours worked on his time sheet.
"This attitude doesn't systematically reflect workers' ill will. In some
organizations, lack of communication and openness on the part of
management prompts employees to lie," explained Florent Francoeur,
CHRP, Ordre President and CEO.
Are ethics an issue in Quebec organizations?
When Quebec workers were asked if they had ever concealed information or
lied to their co-workers or to a superior about their work, 18%
responded in the affirmative. Cross tabulated with the findings of
another study recently conducted by the Ordre on conflicts in the
workplace, this figure climbs to 29% in organizations where conflicts
It was also noted that more men (22%) than women (14%) occasionally tell
a lie or omit certain information and that these practices are more
common among young people aged 18 to 34 (23%).
"Pressure on workers is increasing and missing work isn't always viewed
Organizations would be well advised to provide a healthy work
environment and to listen to their employees' needs. Absenteeism is on
the rise and, whether it's through the direct costs it represents or
the decline in employee motivation it reflects, organizations are
always the ones that suffer," concluded Francoeur.
Lastly, survey respondents generally feel their co-workers lack a strong
sense of ethics. Based on their own personal values, 73% think that
their co-workers' behaviour is always or sometimes unethical.
Please visit www.portailrh.org/presse for the complete CROP-CRHA survey findings (in French only).
About the Ordre
The Ordre des conseillers en resources humaines agréés is the primary
reference organization in its field in Quebec. It has a membership of
more than 11,000 professionals, candidates and students. It is the only
human resources organization devoted to the protection of the public
authorized by the Professional Code to confer the professional
designations of CHRP and CIRC. Active in all sectors, CHRPs and CIRCs
contribute to the development and maintenance of a healthy working
atmosphere and a safe, efficient organizational environment that
respects the uniqueness of each and every employee. They also represent
employers and employees in various areas of HR management, from labour
relations, to staffing, training, occupational health and safety,
organizational development and compensation.
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