Talent turnover and ethics

Read the scenario and address the checklist items regarding employee training, development, and ethics.


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 company’s 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, motivation, and to reduce attrition. Include two specific examples that improve employee morale, motivation, and reduce attrition.

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