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The Implications Of Ethical Behavior In Organizations

Identify and discuss the top five ethical issues in HRM. Rank them by importance placed upon them by the current media.

Analyze each ethical issue according to its impact in HRM, relevance to the current future stakeholders in the field. What recommendation for improving such ethical issues, situations or dilemmas that impact HR. Please consider the issue of social responsibility and how leaders in HR have addressed these ethical issues.

Please annotate your scholarly journal references.

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According to Gravett (2002) a human resource practitioner or anyone who serves in a leadership capacity within an organization is often faced with multiple choices about how to handle ethical dilemmas. For example, this author states that laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and The Americans With Disabilities Act can provide legal guidelines for handling employee relations issues; however, it's still possible to comply with the law and still not be on solid ethical ground. According to this author, with the assistance of legal counsel we can determine the law. In addition, human resource management leaders can partner with Finance and Accounting professionals to calculate the financial impact of decisions. However, as this author points out, determining the right choice when people are involved can be challenging; and a complicating issue is the fact that the concept of ethics implies different things to different people.

According to Gravett (2002) individuals within an organization can hold and practice core values; however, that doesn't mean that the organization as a whole is ethical. According to this author, to build an ethical organization, its leadership must establish, publish and model the company's core values. According to this site, while each organization should establish its own ethical framework, two cornerstones must be in place in order to build an ethical organization: mutual trust and respect. For example, in an organization in which respect is a demonstrated value, employees and managers treat each other with dignity and make it known that they care about the work they perform. In this way, according to Gravett, the organization's leadership fosters ...

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the moral or ethical implications which pertain to individual employees within an organization, as well as its leadership. For example, all stakeholders may hold and practice core values of their organization but that doesn't necessarily imply that their organization is ethical. This paper examines the notion, that in organizations where trust and respect are demonstrated between employees and their management, these types of organizations are much more innovative and successful in nature.

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