Students learn ethics
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-04-01
Business ethics were on the agenda for lower-sixth formers from Immanuel College who took part in a Money & Morals programme organised by the Jewish Association of Business Ethics (JABE).
The programme saw the students learning about various ethical issues they may face in the workplace from the importance of confidentiality to the difference between a gift and a bribe.
Chairing the event was Rabbi Lerer from Barnet Synagogue who encouraged students to discuss their thoughts on the issues raised while Maurice Moses, chairman of JABE and a director of Alix Partners and Juliet Levy from retailer TK Maxx were on hand to offer their thoughts and expertise.
"It is critical that students are provided with the opportunity to consider the complex issues surrounding ethical decision-making in the workplace," said Philip Skelker, headmaster of Immanuel College. "JABEs innovative Money & Morals programme offers a very relevant and appropriate chance for students who will soon leave school to examine their likely reactions to the difficult dilemmas they will experience once they are in the world of work."