Ethical Issues in Management Hiring

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Ethical Issues in Management Hiring

Hiring is the process of interviewing the candidate selected to the job he,

or she applied for. Appointment of a certain person to a particular post involves

formally asking that person to work on the position her, or he officially to do it; It

involves placing the selected employees on the right position of the jobs.

Hiring is an everyday job for every business. It is not an easy job as it sounds;

they are numerous rules, and procedures that the interviewing person needs to


There are so many moral and ethical issues to deal with each day by

managers who are concerned in the hiring procedure. In addition, hiring

managers must always follow to the procedures that are written to protect the

applicants. It is a manager responsibility to must put all biases aside and hires

the right person with the right qualities for the position. While this is not a hard

task, many make it hard. Example: if the interviewing manger had to interview

five people, four of them are Americans and one of them is African, then all four

Americans got the job except the African, then her, or she would file a law suite

against this company, they should be no raise preferences when it comes to


Most business examine the applicants before hiring them, this way the

business is protected in case of a law suite, I personally went thru this

experience, after I quit my last job at ”Macy’s” I decided to go back to restaurant

business, so I applied for an Assistant store manager position in Panera Bread

restaurant, first I had to go thru three interviews, then the last interview is what

they call it an RGP, it is a day where they hade me manage the coffee for the

entire day so they can see my ability of work, and observe my management

skills. Once I get the job’s offer, I have to go thru eight weeks training, where I

have to take four exams, and I have to score at least eighty percent or more in

order to get the job. When I first looked at it seems to me that they are

exaggerating in their hiring process, but then when I thought about it, I found out

that it is very fair the candidate and the company as well

There are many moral and ethical issues that management has to deal

with when hiring new employees and that is why the entire process of hiring new

employees is not an easy one. One issue a manager may have to face when

considering prospective employees is that of nepotism. Nepotism is favoritism

granted to relatives or friends, without regard to their merit (Nepotism, 2010). In

the case of a hiring manager, a nepotism-type conflict could arise if a person

used his or her position of power or authority to influence the hiring process of a

friend or relative.

There are many practical steps that a hiring manager can apply to avoid or

resolve any issues with nepotism when in the hiring process. Some of these

steps include: reviewing the company’s policies on nepotism and ensure that you

follow them, work with your human resources department to resolve any issues,

and not allowing rumors to thrive and encourage unfounded views of nepotism

that could impact the organization in a negative manner.

The relationship between social issues and ethically responsible

management is an additional practice in which managers must pursue. With the

help of training, leadership, and certain fair practices, managers can be

respected and looked up to by their peers and employees.

Ethical and Social Issues explains, when describing business, ethics is

defined as, the ability to reflect on key values along with a company’s decision-

making process, to decide how values and decisions affect the stakeholder

groups, and to ascertain how managers can use these teachings in everyday

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