People hear me talk about Character all the time, but how does it get measured? Here is one article that talks about how important character is to the workplace when customers are outsourcing, and a measurement of its impact on business.
Remember Character is a lot of things like integrity, but specifically it is easy to remember when you think about it encompassing the 6 Pillars of Character from www.charactercounts.org: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
Here is the link to this article: http://www.echannelline.com/usa/story.cfm?item=26804
Clearly, some employers and customers are starting to realize that outsourcing people is important, but hiring the right company and/or person with Character (Fairness and Loyalty in this case) is KEY!
Stay focused on your True North and you will do well for yourself, your family, your company, and your customers.
Character and Honesty go a long way. Make it a great Day!