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Ethical and socially responsible management of hr

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Ethical and socially responsible management of hr

  1. 1. Ethical and socially responsible management of human resources Friday, 26 July 13
  2. 2. Management ethics are the application of moral standards to management behaviour. Ethics is not concerned with legal obligations, but with what is morally right or wrong (and all the shades of grey in between). Friday, 26 July 13
  3. 3. Corporate Code of Conduct One strategy to encourage ethical decisions is to employ a corporate code of conduct A corporate code of conduct is a set of ethical standards for managers and employees to uphold Friday, 26 July 13
  4. 4. Social Responsibility Social responsibility is the obligations a business has over and above its legal responsibilities to the wellbeing of employees and customers, shareholders and the community as well as the environment. Friday, 26 July 13
  5. 5. The Social Report To cater for the increasing demand for companies obligations to social responsibility most large scale organisations publish a social report. This report outlines what the company is doing in regards to social issues. Friday, 26 July 13
  6. 6. Specific Human Resource Dilemmas Friday, 26 July 13
  7. 7. Specific Human Resource Dilemmas Recruitment - Does an organisation have a responsibility to tell a job applicant if it is facing financial difficulty and may have to dismiss some employees in the not too distant future Friday, 26 July 13
  8. 8. Specific Human Resource Dilemmas Recruitment - Does an organisation have a responsibility to tell a job applicant if it is facing financial difficulty and may have to dismiss some employees in the not too distant future Electronic privacy - Does a manger have the right to read and print email messages between employees? Friday, 26 July 13
  9. 9. Specific Human Resource Dilemmas Recruitment - Does an organisation have a responsibility to tell a job applicant if it is facing financial difficulty and may have to dismiss some employees in the not too distant future Electronic privacy - Does a manger have the right to read and print email messages between employees? Performance evaluation - Human resource manager must observe and judge an employee’s performance. Judgements can be influenced by personal feelings. What does a a manager do when asked to evaluate the performance of an employee with whom her or she does not get along. Friday, 26 July 13

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