Ethics as Recruiting Tool

The ethical—or unethical—behavior of an organization is a critical factor for new college graduates seeking jobs, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The NACE’s 2008 Graduating Student Survey found that current graduates are much more likely to avoid employers they perceive as engaging in unethical behavior than graduates in 1982.

While respondents from both years studied tended to agree on what was considered unethical, they differed on which employer behaviors would be deal-breakers.

The following shows the percentage of respondents who said they were not willing to work for an employer that committed the selected unethical actions:

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers,



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