Se­nior man­agers ig­nore un­eth­i­cal acts for rev­enue tar­gets: EY sur­vey

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World - Rozelle Laha feed­

All’s not well on the eth­i­cal front, a sur­vey of cubicle work­ers in cor­po­rate In­dia found. Em­ploy­ees feel un­der pres­sure to with­hold in­for­ma­tion about mis­con­duct, se­nior man­agers ig­nore un­eth­i­cal be­hav­iour to meet cor­po­rate tar­gets, and one of ev­ery five re­spon­dents felt com­pa­nies don’t in­ves­ti­gate eth­i­cal breaches, the sur­vey by con­sult­ing firm EY said.

A whop­ping 57% of In­dian em­ploy­ees re­ported that se­nior man­age­ment is ready to ig­nore du­bi­ous ac­tions by em­ploy­ees to achieve rev­enue tar­gets.

Ac­cord­ing to the In­dia find­ings of EY’s Asia-Pa­cific (APAC) Fraud Sur­vey re­leased last week, one out of four re­spon­dents re­ported that com­pa­nies did not take ac­tion against em­ploy­ees for breach­ing anti-bribery and an­ticor­rup­tion poli­cies. “Fifty eight per cent of In­dian re­spon­dents are will­ing to work for or­gan­i­sa­tions in­volved in ma­jor bribery or fraud case, lower than China (66%) but higher than the av­er­age of other APAC na­tions (49%). Sixty per cent of In­dian re­spon­dents also stated that or­gan­i­sa­tions are re­port­ing fi­nan­cial per­for­mance bet­ter than it is,” the re­port Asia-Pa­cific (APAC) Fraud Sur­vey, Eco­nomic un­cer­tainty or Un­eth­i­cal con­duct: How should over-bur­dened com­pli­ance func­tions re­spond said.

While 78% In­dian em­ploy­ees agreed that bribery and cor­rupt prac­tices oc­cur widely, 31% said they would of­fer cash pay­ments to win or re­tain busi­ness.

One in five em­ploy­ees sur­veyed re­ported that breaches re­lated to eth­i­cal stan­dards and reg­u­la­tions are not in­ves­ti­gated by In­dian com­pa­nies. Google has made sev­eral im­prove­ments in the Gboard app re­cently. To im­prove typ­ing speed, it uses ma­chine learn­ing to pro­vide phrase sug­ges­tions. Google has switched to an AI based neu­ral spa­tial model for map­ping the touch points on the screen to ac­tual keys. So even if you haven’t tapped a let­ter prop­erly, it will still iden­tify the let­ter for you. In­te­gra­tion with Google apps means you can get weather, news and score up­dates on the key­board app. The one-handed mode and the op­tion to in­crease key­board height can im­prove typ­ing on small screen phones. Another Mi­crosoft Garage app, Key­board for Ex­cel is de­signed for users who work reg­u­larly on Ex­cel sheets on smart­phones. The key­board is op­ti­mised for sta­tis­ti­cal in­put. The 10-key num­ber lay­out is placed in the first of the key­board, while the var­i­ous sym­bols used in for­mu­las for dif­fer­ent De­vel­oped by Mi­crosoft’s Garage team, Word Flow key­board comes with search op­tion built into it. Users can search GIFs, places to eat, news weather fore­casts and con­tacts on the smart­phone. It sup­ports swipe based text in­put and pro­vides word pre­dic­tions. You can switch to dif­fer­ent key­board lay­outs and themes. The arc mode puts all the keys on

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