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Doing the right thing: Business ethics and The Global Edge

“Business ethics can be thought of as written and unwritten codes of principles and values that govern decisions and actions within a company.  In the business world, the organization’s culture sets standards for determining the difference between good and bad decision-making and behavior.  In the most basic terms, a definition for business ethics boils down to knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do what is right.  The phrase ‘business ethics’ can be used to describe the actions of individuals within an organization or the organization as a whole.”

-excerpt from “Boundless – Corporate Ethics”

The Global Edge grows and continues posting exponential growth due the strong foundation based on unwavering ethics and the principle of consistently doing the right thing.  Kathy Eberwein, Managing Director, hosted a segment on the topic during an all-US staff meeting at The Global Edge headquarters in The Woodlands, TX at the end of April.

With the organization’s growth trajectory and expectations for revenue, office and employee expansion, an opportune time to review the corporate values woven into the framework of The Global Edge’s business operation.

The interaction left me invigorated. Led and surrounded by an exceptionally talented team of recruiting and business professionals, the employees of The Global Edge share the passion for delivering excellence to our clients and candidates alike.  Our overriding philosophy and commitment to honest, respectful, fair and high integrity searches is paramount to every client and candidate interaction.

I am proud to be a part of the organization and welcome the opportunity to re-state the foundation of “doing the right thing” as the core philosophy of trust and transparency in all business transactions at The Global Edge.

Jennifer Lawler
Director – Medical Recruitment
The Global Edge Consultants

Become a stronger manager: How to manage someone you dislike

Being a good manager is having the ability to manage a variety of people—people you like, dislike, younger, older, are a different race/religion, etc.

But none of this should matter if you are putting your company first and doing your job as a manager.  The job of a manager is to keep your team motivated and focused at the job at hand and be able to direct individual employees and the team for one common goal.

Your job as a manager is to not like or dislike your employees, but manage them based on their work performance and how they function with the team. Sure, you will run into employees that are arrogant, socially awkward, loud, rude, kiss up to the boss, etc. But your job as a manager is to get the job done for your team and for the company you work for and represent.

Communication is a key to successfully leading a team. If you have an issue with an employee, it is your responsibility as a manager to speak with that employee and mend that issue or misunderstanding.

If the issue is something that can’t be mended and is affecting the team, then it needs to be taken care of immediately so it doesn’t affect the overall production of the team. Successful teams and managers communicate and work together. Bad seeds or bad employees are usually terminated or put in a different role within the organization so they don’t affect the functionality of the team.

If you communicate, deal with any issues within your organization immediately, and run your team for the betterment of the company, you will be a strong manager whether you dislike or like an employee.

Andy Gozzo
National Account Manager
The Global Edge Consultants

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