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As a boss:

1. If you force people to do a certain action,
trust will be lost.

2. If you don't force people into certain actions you will never reach goals.
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How would you recommend tackling a middle manager bad mouthing to team members and seniors despite having left the job? I worked as a consultant at a globally reputed firm but with a terrible, mind dr… more

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I could use some advice on this situation. I’ve been working for a small family owned business in Toronto Canada for about 4months. I’ve noticed a lot of unprofessional behaviour since I’ve started (y… more

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Sadly this doesn't seem like a popular topic. No one is facing ethical issues? Or is ethics just not important anymore. Serios question

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Just wondering if anyone here has reported someone to Ethics, had the illegal or unethical behavior of the person been substantiated and STILL be retaliated by their company. Also please state if you… more

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Question. Court case reveals a security breach of an associate. Should the firm be notified?

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I have a coworker that’s being sued and the tea is, she’s been trading intel

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Today I had my boss give credit to another member of our team for the work that I did. I haven’t corrected her yet, do I need to or should I leave it alone?

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Discrimination question. I’ve been passed for several job opportunities in the last 4 years. Every single time the job is given to a male who’s older than me, despite my qualifications being more in l… more

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There is a fair amount of psychology used in advertising - however, psychology is a field of medicine; medical ethics dictates fully informed consent of a patient before use of medical techniques. more

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How do you feel about leaving a company shortly after joining?

I've been told by people to not be loyal to companies & I've seen posts in forums where people have talked about l… more

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What are your thoughts on company setting minimum pay rate expectations for a specific title and role, being promoted to that role, and not receiving the increased pay rate?

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Hey guys, newbie here please be gentle with me 😅. I have recently accepted an offer but my gut tells me it might not be the best for my future move. As usual there a probation of three months during … more

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I have been approached by one of the biggest global management consulting firm for a position that requires 2+ years of experience and in locations which were not on the table in screening with hiring… more

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Has anyone found a way to navigate and negotiate offer letter when hiring manager says “14-16 hours a day and 6 days a week is normal at the big4” ?

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I’m working on asking my company to change employee perk programs. Does anyone use one they like, or have recommendations?

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Anyone hiring a sustainability or program manager/ninja? A bit about me:
1. Trained as an urban planner, I am a public policy and sustainability professional with 5+ years of global experience wo… more

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Covid Vaccine ethics: you are in charge of a country that has a huge marginalized community (proven to be disproportionately impacted by Covid). If you were in charge of coming up with a vaccination d… more

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What is the best compliance certificate to have?

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As someone who is virtually our only compliance person at a mid-size company, I often get questions for legal advice. I am not an attorney and cannot give legal advice (my disclaimer), but I do look a… more

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In small companies (especially startups), where HR may not really exist or the HR person may be the main violator, how do you deal with inappropriate behavior. If a person has been there a long time a… more

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For a friend pt2: The IT manager informed his companies PM on the contract of the complaint and write up conversation had by The Clients Security Officer with company employees. The IT Manager also … more

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For a friend pt1: He was in a small management position concerning ethics and two of his employees including himself. The client security chief officer kept reaching into the managers area of IT manag… more

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Hi all - asking for advice for a friend who resigned from his job (w/o job lined up) due to unethical and likely fraudulent actions leadership were taking. He tried to reason with the leadership team … more

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Folks who do hiring, what do you think of adopting the following question in future interviews?

“Evidence suggests that teams that include a variety of perspectives and backgrounds will of… more

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Hi everyone, wanted to come back and talk about the work environment at the Washington Redskins/Football Club -- the Washington Post story was pretty jaw dropping. One troubling angle was the use of… more

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FT Manager requested for an additional PT subordinate. The workload keeps herself & her current FT subordinate working 50 hours a week. The GM denied, saying working 40-60 hrs is "expected&qu… more

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Signing off...thank you all for such an engaging conversation today and the nice words about a tough Airbnb day. Reach out to me on Linkedin to stay in touch, and I'll stop back in the bowl soon!… more

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No one has raised sexual harassment yet, but it's had a crippling effect on a number of companies. Love to hear thoughts...have you been a victim? Witnessed it? And how to prevent it?

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Lots of great discussion this afternoon...there are few objectively "right" answers in this area, and I'm impressed that everyone on the forum engages in vigorous but respectful debate. … more

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I'm genuinely sorry to hear abt the layoffs at AirBnB and my heart goes out to your coworkers who are affected. How can a company approach restructuring in a way that is ethical?

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Ethics is a topic in computer engineering that I have had to dance around. In a federal capacity with a security clearance ethics didn't mean anything.

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Whew. It's been a busy morning, I've had a lot of fun responding to some fascinating questions around business and ethics for the last couple hours.

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From what I understand, ethics is separate from legal. Legal violations have consequences, ethical violations don’t. What’s the point of ethics if there are no consequences? Sure when it’s convenient … more

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I was fired after I reported a partner for a serious (criminal) ethics violation. The firm covered it up. Are all companies like this in the end? I’ve lost my trust and don’t know how to start over.

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Do you think with so many businesses barely getting by now with the pandemic that we will see more and more sacrifice ethics for survival?

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Ethics are a glorified way to protect companies from liability. Change my mind.

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