Some 40% of Dutch companies have sacked a promising member of staff over the past two years because he or she lacked good moral standards, according to research by accountancy group KPMG, quoted in the Telegraaf.
In particular, young male managers need a lesson in ethics, with a sense of responsibility and respect being sacrificed for a fast career, high income and status, the researchers said.
Some half of the companies surveyed blamed higher educational establishments for not paying enough attention to their students’ ethical development.
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