4. Readings from a
variety of business and professional sources (professional journals, popular magazines and newspapers, and company
literature – electronic and paper) followed by discussions on the issues and values that these readings present.
Familiarity with business ethics journals (both paper and on line) is an important part of business ethics
education. Students are given assignments to find information and report back to the class.
On the Job Training
required by law and by the company’s own ethical code to provide employees with opportunities for on-the-job
training in specific job-related ethical concerns. Some of these training opportunities are considered to be a
part of employee professional development. A few examples of on-the-job ethical
1. Required workshops for
all employees on sexual harassment awareness training – Employees attend workshops and participate in discussions
on a variety of topics that influence workplace behavior and can help employees avoid being perpetrators or victims
of sexual harassment
2. Training programs on
ethical use of the World Wide Web – In these training workshops, employees learn that the World Wide Web is a new
tool that can have many uses, some ethical, some unethical. With the advent of the World Wide Web, massive
quantities of information are available and can be used for ethical and unethical purposes. Employees are trained
in ethical web use.
3. Employee discussion
groups on ethical issues – Human Resources or Personnel Department organizes informal employee discussions on
topics of relevance and concern to management. In these informal settings, employees learn how to address ethical
issues in accordance with the company’s Code of Conduct. Morale issues and other matters are aired in these