Saturday, September 5, 2015

95 percent innocent: Ethics on the edge

Don't you wonder sometimes how these people who cheat their employers think? Isn't it obvious when something is unethical? Well, maybe it's not that simple. Read this story about how a company's top human resource executive and his wife, owner of a staffing business, defrauded his employer. This couple's path to jail started 95 percent innocently.

95 percent innocent: Ethics on the edge

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Don't you wonder sometimes how these people who cheat their employers think? Isn't it obvious when something is unethical? Well, maybe it's not that simple. Read this story about how a company's top human resource executive and his wife, owner of a staffing business, defrauded his employer. This couple's path to jail started 95 percent innocently. In the end, their family got split up and it was a mess.  Published in Human Resource Executive Online, which is edited by a real pro, Anne Freedman,  this story makes for fascinating reading. Paul Gallagher, the author of the piece, quotes experts who make the point that these temptations are even more alluring now because so many of us are struggling. Ethics lines can easily get fuzzy.    

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