Introduction: Using the appropriate training and development methods can have significant effects on employee performance and the success or failure of a company. Similarly, ethics also can impact how employees and the company are perceived, which can ultimately affect the success of the organization.
Read the scenario and address the checklist items regarding employee training, development, and ethics.
Scenario: The technology company you work for has had difficulties resulting from expert employees leaving the company after only 6 months to a year of employment. This turnover has caused client software projects to not be completed as scheduled. The CEO has turned to you as the HR director to find out what is wrong and to recommend a remedy. You do some initial investigations only to find that the salaried, full-time employees at this level of expertise are working 60 hours a week or more on a regular basis. You are concerned not only for the business implications of this attrition problem but the ethical implications.
Describe the companys problem in your own words from a business and ethical perspective.
Choosing one of the ethical approaches, describe what ethical approach you would use for the development of these employees and explain why.
Describe the training and development methods you would use to improve employee morale and motivation and to reduce attrition.
Submit your minimum 2-page (i.e., 500 words) response in an original essay with additional title and reference pages in APA format and citation style
MY CHOSEN ETHIC APPROACH
(1) Consequentialist Theoretical Approach:
-Consequentialist theories claim that the morality of an action depends only on its consequences.
-It only considers the result of actions and not principles or rules in determining morality.
Three (3) Types of Consequentialist Theories:
-Ethical Egoism argues that each person should act in his/her own self-interest.
-Act Utilitarianism argues that each person should act in a way that produces the greatest
happiness for everyone.
-Rule Utilitarianism argues that each person should follow rules that tend to produce the greatest
happiness for everyone.
Weaknesses of Consequentialist Theories
-Requires person to predict the future and all possible outcomes.
-Can easily be used to justify questionable actions (the ends justifies the means).