Ethical Dilemmas in Hr Practices

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ETHICAL ISSUES IN
HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICES

2010-2012

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ……………………………………… i ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ……………………………………… ii INTRODUCTION

ABSTRACT 1 INTRODUCTION2 LITERATURE REVIEW3-4 OBJECTIVES5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY6 LIMITATIONS7 DATA ANALYSIS 8-12 DISCUSSION 13 CONCLUSION 14 RECOMMENDATIONS15

QUESTIONNAIRE16-17
REFERENCE LIST18

ABSTRACT

This paper analyze what ethical dilemma’s do the HR managers face while working in practical working environment as well under what pressure they took the unethical or unsatisfied decisions. The question raises that is it only the responsibility of HR managers to follow ethical HR practices? How to deal the situation if the boss is following unethical practices? Do the HR and ethics exist together? A questionnaire was also sending to the HR managers of various organizations as well as telephonic interviews were also conducted. Both primary and secondary research was done. The paper concludes that ethics is the backbone of the HR practices. It suggests that there is need to make effective changes in HR practices and in employees so that organizational ethics can be maintained. Key points: ethics, HR practices, motivation, moral values.

1 INTRODUCTION

‘All HR practices have an ethical foundation. HR deals with the practical consequences of human behavior’. ‘The entire concept of HRM is devoid of morality.’
Human resource is a business function that is concerned with managing relations between groups of people in their capacity as employees, employers and managers. Inevitably, this process may raise ethical questions about what the respective responsibilities and rights of each party are in this relationship, and about what constitutes fair treatment. There are many ethical issues in HR manager face dilemmas in the work place. These include sensitive issues arising during recruitment, hiring, training ,compensation, promotion, job assignment, job classification, counseling, rehabilitation, substance abuse monitoring, discipline, benefits, terminations or layoffs or retirement. They must also deal with issues associated with affirmative action, health and safety, and harassment. HR managers also deal with ethical dilemmas including favoritism in employment decisions, inconsistency in pay and discipline, sexual harassment, sex and race discrimination, and...
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