Ethical Issues in Management Managers have many tasks to complete each day as well as many responsibilities that they need to have under control. The process of hiring is an extremely difficult task. It being one of the most important roles and responsibilities of holding a managers position. Throughout the process of hiring, a management representative looks for unique individuals that hold the qualifications to do the job in which they are applying for. This is always an important part in finding the proper person to support the company’s visions, values, and morals. Management must be very careful concerning this delicate process. Avoiding any type of actions, comments, or decisions that could be unethical to stay away from legal issues. All organizations need assurance that they are following all employment regulations that have been set by the government to keep them safe from any trouble that could come from a bad interview.
Moral and Ethical Issues
Many moral and ethical issues can come up when management has to deal with the hiring new employees process. One issue a manager must face when considering a prospective employee is nepotism. According to Dictionary.com (2010), “patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics” (Nepotism, para. 1). This usually could affect a business or company is a negative light. If there is a very competitive position that just opened up, say in a law firm and the word got out, many people would of course, apply for this position immediately. These people are extremely interested in this position, and are curious why they have not gotten a callback. It is unfair to the innocent patrons who believe they have a shot at the position when they clearly have no idea that a family member or friend was put before them simply because he or she know the one who is doing the hiring. A nepotism-type conflict could arise easily if the
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