A hold is a buy – treat probation as an extended job interview; before you finalize employment ask: knowing all that I know now about this employees competence and character would I hire him/her?
The higher the stakes– large financial incentives, relentless pressure, fear of losing job — the greater the cheating
Individuals judge themselves by their best intentions, most successful projects and most noble acts, but the world judges them by their last worst act.
Its on your shoulders – creating and preserving a values driven ethical culture, making the company a destination employer, assuring that ALL managers (top to bottom) are held accountable usually falls on the shoulders of HR
Doing nothing is doing something — the consequences of inaction are as real and potent as any action
You can’t escape moral judgment through a legal loophole. (Behavior is always judged through the lens of ethics.)