Posted by admin on September 6, 2012
Purpose of the Code
The Code of Ethics for Pet Groomers serves as a foundation for pet groomers’ ethical practice. It provides guidance for ethical relationships, responsibilities, behaviours and decision-making, and it is to be used in conjunction with the professional standards, laws and regulations that guide practice.
Code of Ethics
As a member of your National Groomer Association of Canada you agree to abide by the following Code of Ethics. The Code will be administered by the Executive Committee of the National Groomer Association of Canada in accordance with the Rules/Constitution.
Good working relations between employers and employees are seen as essential to guarantee high-quality pet grooming salons with a well trained and highly motivated staff. The code adds that working relations are the result of trust, cooperation and continuous social dialogue. An excellent working environment can be achieved if the following four criteria are met.
The parties state that profits are vital for the continued existence of salons and consequently for jobs. Healthy profits also make it possible for employees to enjoy good pay and working conditions. They add that is is also important that employees should be informed about basic economic developments concerning their salon.
Fair Wages and Good Working Conditions
High-quality work should, according to the code of conduct, be appropriately remunerated, and good wages help the image of the branch. This also attracts the best apprentices, encourages existing employees to stay and fosters high productivity.
Similarly, good working conditions also encourage employees to stay, bringing stability and a better quality of life to salons. This also prevents disputes and contributes to the growth and profitability of salons.
Social Working Environment
The “social working environment” is defined as an environment where there is room for self-expression and creativity, co-responsibility of employees and a sense of team working. This in turn leads to less stress and a drop in absenteeism, benefiting both employees and customers.
The parties that lifelong learning is the joint responsibility of employers and employees and that continuous vocational training is essential to enable a salon to keep abreast to changes and to keep ahead of competitors. Further, learning increases employability, which leads to employment security and mobility of employees.
In order to put the above principles into practice, within the context of national laws, labour relations and employment practices and specific responsibilities, employers and employees should:
Officers, directors and employees will seek to report all information accurately and honestly, and as otherwise required by applicable reporting requirements.
Officers, directors and employees will refrain from gathering competitor intelligence by illegitimate means and refrain from acting on knowledge which has been gathered in such a manner. The officers, directors and employees will seek to avoid exaggerating or disparaging comparisons of the services and competence of their competitors.
Officers, directors and employees will obey all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and act with respect and responsibility towards others in all of their dealings.
Officers, directors and employees will remain personally balance so that their personal life will not interfere with their ability to deliver quality products or services to the company and its clients.
Officers, directors and employees agree to disclose unethical, dishonest, fraudulent and illegal behaviour, or the violation of company policies and procedures, directly to management.
Violation of this Code of Ethics can result in discipline, including possible termination or loss of membership. The degree of discipline relates in part or whether there was a voluntary disclosure of any ethical violation and whether or not the violator cooperated in any subsequent investigation.