Employee Deception in the Workplace: Questions and Solutions


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Employee Deception in the Workplace: Questions and Solutions
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Employee Deception in the Workplace: Questions and Solutions
The challenges facing Amanda, Jackie’s supervisor, over the embellishment of her resume touch on a variety of difficult issues. On the one hand, Jackie claimed an expertise in a number of software programs that she didn’t actually possess, wasting both company time and money as they sought an office technician that could hit the ground running with the required skills that Sawyer and Associates had advertised for. Regardless of how one may look at it, Jackie has committed resume fraud, which should be grounds for dismissal. On the other, Sawyer and Associates is clearly in need of energetic...
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..... properly in the first instance, they are unlikely to do the same now.
Proposed Solution
The best solution is for Amanda to fire Jackie and seek another candidate. Honesty to the firm is the first and foremost trait that an employer should expect out of its applicants. Failure to do so could sabotage Sawyer and Associates’ team spirit in ways that could damage its long-term performance as an organization.
Bishop, J. D. (2006). Moral intuitions versus game theory: A response to Marcoux on resume embellishing. Journal of Business Ethics, 67(2), 181-189.
Kidwell Jr., R. E. (2004). "Small lies," big trouble: The unfortunate consequences of resume padding, from Janet Cooke to George O'Leary. Journal of Business Ethics, 51(2), 175-184.