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Corporate ethics training, to be effective, must go beyond informing employees of laws and policies the firm expects them to comply with. Rather, its chief goal should be to equip and encourage employees to make sound ethical decisions. Therefore, human resources managers who design and implement ethics training need to pay special attention to the nature of ethical decision making. This article identifies several aspects of ethical decisions that should to be taken into account in devising or modifying an employee training program. It then offers some suggestions about what these features entail for ethics instruction.


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Radcliffe, D.M. (2011, September 8). Training ethical decision makers. Cornell HR Review. Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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