Ethics in HRD

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Ethics in HRD

  1. 1. Ethics in Human Resource Management EVTEK International Project Week Balkov, Cotton, Ferro, Fröberg, Harju, Hirvijoki. Hoskonen, Hämäläinen, Härkönen
  2. 2. Structure <ul><li>Introduction to ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in worklife </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in human resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical discipline </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ethics what does it really mean?
  4. 4. Social responsibility vs. ethics <ul><li>Social responsibility is one aspect of ethics </li></ul><ul><li>The main difference : business </li></ul><ul><li>Definition : A company's sense of responsibility towards the community and the environment </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4 Levels of social responsibility <ul><li>Proactive stance : Actively seeks opportunities to contribute </li></ul><ul><li> Johnson&Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodative stance : responds to requests </li></ul><ul><li> McDonald’s </li></ul><ul><li>Defensive stance : Does legal minimum </li></ul><ul><li>   Wall mart </li></ul><ul><li>Obstructionist stance : Actively avoids responsibility </li></ul><ul><li> Enron </li></ul>
  6. 6. Importance of ethics in the workplace <ul><li>Belonging to a group, community </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and motivation for the job </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a strong public image </li></ul>It’s the right thing to do !
  7. 7. How does ethics apply?
  8. 8. Ethical culture in worklife <ul><li>Honest communication </li></ul><ul><li>Fair treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Special consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Fair competition </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility to organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for law </li></ul>
  9. 9. Factors shaping ethical behaviour at work <ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone’s own personal moral philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Individual stage of moral development </li></ul><ul><li>Laws and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational </li></ul><ul><li>The organisation’s culture </li></ul><ul><li>Co-workers and leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to be ethical or unethical </li></ul><ul><li>Laws, requirements and regulations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Factors shaping ethics in worklife <ul><li>Influence of leaders and managers very important </li></ul><ul><li>Company’s ethical policies and codes </li></ul><ul><li>Organization’s culture </li></ul><ul><li>Company’s metrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company oriented vs ethically oriented </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Social Responsibility Program <ul><li>Operating with good manners, respecting the social and environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul>
  12. 12. CSR policies <ul><li>Internal control </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity in hiring and avoiding discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates employees views into decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Respecting social and environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced resource productivity & recycling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good working conditions </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Ethical HRM <ul><li>Staffing and selection </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunity laws </li></ul><ul><li>Reward and disciplinary systems </li></ul>
  14. 14. Staffing and selection <ul><li>Know your employment law </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the ethical recruitment guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Use pre-employment information services </li></ul><ul><li>Use reference checking forms </li></ul>
  15. 15. Training <ul><li>To recognize ethical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ethical guidelines to resolve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Targets and methods of ethical training </li></ul>
  16. 16. Equal opportunity laws <ul><li>Age discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic/National origin, colour, race, religion, gender </li></ul><ul><li>Fair labour standards </li></ul>
  17. 17. Reward and disciplinary systems <ul><li>Performance appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals and grievance procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline system </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ethical discipline <ul><li>People not employees </li></ul><ul><li>Job description is clear </li></ul><ul><li>” What to do ” attitude compared to ”Don’t do this” attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Top managers example </li></ul>
  19. 19. Privacy violations and employer rights <ul><li>E-mail opening and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal control and measuring </li></ul><ul><li>Future vision – employer knows everything about you </li></ul><ul><li>Drug tests </li></ul><ul><li>Checking backgrounds </li></ul>
  20. 20. Effective dismissal <ul><li>Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal and valid reasons for dismissal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain the reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be firm with your decision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplinary meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First written warning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second written warning </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Termination interview <ul><li>Be straightforward </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the purpose of the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits after losing the job </li></ul><ul><li>Document the exit interview </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for questions </li></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Motivate and commit </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and organizational factors </li></ul><ul><li>Training and open two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what to do </li></ul>

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