Ethical Issues in Human Resources Management

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Saskia Constantinou, Journalist, Cyprus
Following a recent discussion with the Head of HR in my organisation, I was rather shocked to see that ethics did not play too much of a role. HR management plays a key role as the “keeper” and “voice” of organisational ethics. Subsequent research has revealed that around 28% of respondents felt that there was a conflict between HR Management and what the organisation expected of them. 3 major areas where there can be ethical misconduct in HR activities are: 1. Compensation 2. Employee Relations 3. Staffing and Equal Employment Ethical issues pose fundamental questions about fairness, justice and truthfulness. Simply complying with laws does not guarantee ethical behaviour and laws and regulations don't cover every situation managers and employees face. People need to be guided by values and personal behaviour codes. HR Managers need to be held accountable for their behaviour. While it is understandable that they also “tow the line” to be in line with the Board and the source (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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