While most managers are aware of workplace fraud only 60 per cent of them would blow the whistle on fraudulent colleagues, according to report by KPMG and Management Today magazine.
The report questions the ethics of business managers, with 25 per cent of the 800 respondents claiming they would give clean references for a dishonest employee.
Women are also shown to have a more liberal attitude to ethics in the workplace. In six out of 10 examples of unethical conduct, a higher percentage of women than men considered certain conduct to be acceptable. For example, 80 per cent of women were comfortable with making personal phone calls, compared with 72 per cent of men.
By Richard Staines