HR managers society are influenced by three responsibilities of ethical values- religion, culture and law. These responsibilities obtain unique systems of values that exert varying degree of control over managers. A common thread-idea of reciprocity or mutual help- runs through all the value systems. This idea reflects the central purpose of all et...

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Five myths about ethics prevail in literature on the subject. Some advocate its relevance in business education whereas other argue that” business ethics” is an oxymoron or a contradiction in terms. The five myths are presented in figure:   Myths 1: Ethics is personal and confined to self : An individual has a right to decide what is right and what...

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Ethics is important to business in general and Hr in particular, for several reasons as stated below: Ethics corresponds to basic human needs. It is man’s basic nature that he desires to be ethical, not only in his private life but also in his business affairs where being a manager, he knows that his decisions may affect the lives of thousands of e...

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Several Ethical Dilemmas confront an HR manager. The ethical dilemmas arise from three sources- face- to-face ethics, corporate policy ethics, and functional-area ethics. Face to Face Ethics:  These arise mainly because there is a human transaction. For example, a purchasing agent of a company develops personal relationship with the sales represent...

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Ethical Issues abound in HR activities. Areas of ethical misconduct in the personnel function include employment, remuneration and benefits, labour relations, health and safety and others. Cash and Incentive Plans:  these include base salaries, annual incentive plans, long-term incentive plans and executive perquisites. Base Salaries: The HR functi...

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The five areas pose Ethical Dilemmas to employers pertaining to privacy of employees or job applicants. The first relates to information technology. A firm’s need for information particularly about employees while-on-work may be at odds with the employees privacy. There are regulations prohibiting third-party interception of e-mails without prior a...

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Ethical Decisions are difficult to make. They cannot be programmed like production and inventory decisions. This section contains practical difficulties in decision making and guidelines which help managers in making a choice. Difficulties in Decision Making: There are at least nine reasons that can be attributed to decision-making in the ethical c...

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Repatriation needs careful handling, which has been realized lately. It has been the knowledge of practitioners and academics that re-entry into the home country presents new challenges as knowledge of practitioners and academics hat re-entry into the home country presents new challenges as the repatriate copes with what has been termed re-entry sh...

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The individual in business can take number of steps to resolving Ethical Problems: First: He or she can consider three well-known principles to resolve an ethical issue: moral idealism, intuitionism and utilitarianism. Moral idealism postulates that certain acts are good and others are bad. Pursue those acts which are good and avoid the bad ones. M...

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