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Ethical Considerations and HR Information Systems

1) What ethical considerations impact the use of HR information systems in organizations? Do you think the ethical challenges managers face when implementing these systems are major or minor when considered in the content of the intended outcomes? Why?

2) Do you think that technology is ever a liability in the management of HR? Under what circumstances might technology be a barrier to effective HR management?

3) What is a learning organization and what are the five elements of a learning organization?

4) What are some ethics issue uniquely related to globalization? Provide several specific examples.

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1) What ethical considerations impact the use of HR information systems in organizations? Do you think the ethical challenges managers face when implementing these systems are major or minor when considered in the content of the intended outcomes? Why?

Some of the ethical considerations related to the use of HR information systems in organization are:

1) The legal and technical issues of protecting confidentiality, while allowing access to everyone concerned, are difficult to manage in the case of HR information systems.

2) Many hidden or political issues related to HR are not visible via such systems, thereby making the process of evaluation ineffective.

3) Lack of technical understanding about the HRIS may cause frustration and confusion in the minds of the employees, thereby negatively affecting their morale.

4) Sometimes, HRIS may monitor the work of employees so closely that it can create unnecessary pressure in the minds of the employees, thereby negatively affecting their productivity.

5) Effective two way communication between HR practitioners that used to occur with traditional HR practices lacks in HRIS, where everything is automated.

I think that ethical considerations, obviously depending on situation to situation, is minor ...

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This solution discusses five ethical considerations that impact the use of HR information systems in organizations. It also discusses technology as a liability of barrier, the five elements of a learning organization, and ethical issues relating to globalization. This solution is 676 words.

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