You are a high level manager for a corporation that has recently expanded into the global market. You have been asked to manage an interdepartmental team that will help you to create a global ethics training program. Imagine that your team has very little, if any, experience with ethics training or international management. Create a memorandum to your team that explains the need for an ethics training program, the benefits of an ethics training program, and how the program will be implemented. Make sure to explain the key elements in a global ethics training program and the global cultural dimensions in detail.
You have been asked by your CEO to recruit for a new position: corporate ethics officer. Prepare a job description (minimum 200 words) for this new position. In the job description, make sure to discuss the role the ethics officer will play in the company as well as the qualifications this individual must hold.
The position of Corporate Ethics Officer for the company relies on on the individual’s comprehension of the duties involved, commitment to fulfilling them, and experience relevant to so pivotal a role. In regard to the latter, the individual must have a background in either management or human resources in which practical considerations of ethics have been clearly demonstrated. This qualification is not precisely defined, but the individual’s history should reflect positive influences in these regards. That the applicant should have some form of management experience is required; supervisory roles demand active applications of ethical responsibilities of a wide variety, whereas subordinate positions are typically more reactive in matters of ethics. Then, that the Officer will be accountable to the company’s highest levels of management, and be empowered to interact at these levels, renders such experience essential.