Workplace ethics Feed

Are SPACs on the Way Out? New Regulations are on the Horizon

SEC Comes Down Hard on Marcum LLP On June 21, 2023, the PCAOB sanctioned Marcum LLP for violating PCAOB rules and quality control standards by failing to take sufficient steps to ensure that its system of quality control provided reasonable assurance that: (1) the firm would comply with the requirements... Read more →


Will Recent Events Impact University and Corporate Programs on DEI?

Building an Ethical Culture: The Role of DEI. Today’s businesses are held to a higher ethical standard than ever before. The meteoric rise of social media means that brands across the world are finally being held accountable for their actions by the general public. This includes programs on diversity, equity,... Read more →


Discrimination Against Seniors in the Workplace is a Growing Problem

Protecting Seniors’ Rights We are facing economically turbulent times, which may include layoffs and companies downsizing. Unfortunately, older workers often endure the most of these cutbacks because employers use the opportunity to get rid of older workers who sometimes command the highest salaries or prevent the business from projecting a... Read more →


Ethics in the Age of Generative AI: A Closer Look at the Ethical Principles for VMware’s AI

Ethics & AI This blog was first published on September 19, 2023, by Enrique Corro, who has been with VMware for 15 years. He currently works as a staff engineer. The development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI and large language models (LLMs), have opened up many... Read more →


General Motors CEO Makes 362 Times the Median Employee

Executive Pay Packages Are Out of Whack General Motors CEO Mary Barra, the highest-paid chief executive among the Big Three, made nearly $29 million in 2022. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that this is 362 times the median GM employee's paycheck. Publicly traded companies are required to disclose the... Read more →


How Does ChatGPT Reply to Workplace Ethics Dilemmas

Taking Credit for the Work of Another Employee I was curious to see how ChatGPT would respond to two questions about taking credit for the work of another employee. The responses are below. I was surprised how accurate it was, although a couple of points were overlooked in the first... Read more →


Too Woke or Well-Advised? Workplace Implications

Analyzing the Case for Corporate Social Responsibility There is no doubt that wokeness has entered the workplace and creates challenges for ethical behavior. Some say it goes too far and politicizes the workplace. Others believe it’s simply an expression of social justice in the workplace and, as such, mirrors what’s... Read more →


Relationship Between Loud Quitting, Conscious Quitting, and Quiet Quitting

New Ways to 'Check Out' at Work: Dangers for the Workplace I have previously blogged about “quiet quitting.” In July 2022, a TikTok user with numerous followers posted that he recently learned about quiet quitting and said: “You’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of going... Read more →


Values based Recruitment and Organization Culture

A Strategy to Attract and Retain Employees Values based recruitment (VBR) is an approach which attracts and recruits’ students, trainees and employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviors align with the values of a company. It should take place as part of existing recruitment processes which assess... Read more →


Seniors' Rights in the Workplace

Dealing with Age Discrimination I have previously blogged about the challenges faced by seniors in the workplace as they age. My visibility in the senior space has led to many questions about the questionable practices by employers and advice for how to deal with being discriminated against. Here are three... Read more →