Ethical Issues in Human Resource Management Strategies

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Ethical issues in HRM strategy Introduction The plans for managing an organization's structure, culture, people, training and development are referred to as HRM strategies. These strategies are also used to determine how employees fit in the organization's growth in the future. In business practices, the level of honesty and transparency is referred to as ethics. HRM strategies should guide employees on their workplace behavior. These strategies show the organization's expectations of its employees in regards to ethical issues. Some of the ethical issues are discrimination, harassment, conflict of interest, workplace diversity, and privacy. Discrimination An organization should make sure that its HRM strategy does not discriminate against one because of their gender, race, age, religion, culture, or disability. There are laws that ensure a person is not discriminated in any organization. To avoid facing any law suit an organization should ensure that their HR staffs are well versed with these laws and the companies HRM strategies. The areas where people are mostly discriminated upon are during interviews, or appraisals(Greenwood, 2002). Discrimination during company hiring or interviews occurs when a candidate has been forwarded to HR because he or she is a relative to an employee, forwarded by a top executive, or a friend. The employee would be pushing for the candidate to be hired whether they have the qualifications or not. This would make the whole hiring process
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