HR Management: Influencing Ethical Behaviors of Employees Term Paper

HR Management: Influencing Ethical Behaviors of Employees
Explores ways in which HR management can influence ethical behavior of employees and traces the history and need for ethical behavior in an organization.
# 147686 | 3,165 words | 14 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 13, 2011 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Hot Topics (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents the ethical behavior of employees as the responsibility of the human resources management against the background of recent scandals and unethical business practices. The paper argues that ethics are not contradictory to success in business and that human resources must change the corporate culture to instill ethics and to train employees in ethical behavior.

Table of Contents
Current Thinking
Teaching Ethics
Modeling Ethical Behaviors
Instilling Trust
Having an Ethical Corporate Culture
Relationship to Organizations

From the Paper:

"Since the collapse of Enron and WorldCom, ethics in business has become a very hot topic in the business world. While the majority of small and large businesses operate ethically or at least within legal guidelines that define ethical behavior, a few key cases or obscene breeches of ethics have placed all businesses under a microscope in terms of ethics. Business ethics is defined as a system of moral principles applied to companies (Chryssides & Kaler, 1993). Inside of a business, ethics provide guidelines for acceptable behavior by organizations in both their strategy formulation and day-to-day operations. Ethics are part of life and are also a part of each and every aspect of business from the front line employees to the corporate CEOs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brenner, S. (1992). Ethics Programs and Their Dimensions. Journal of Business Ethics , 11, 391-399.
  • Chryssides, G., & Kaler, J. (1993). Business Ethics. London: Thomson/Cenage.
  • CPML. (2009). Business ethics and human resources management. Retrieved March 2, 2010, from The Center for Positive Management Leadership:
  • Crane, A., & Matten, D. (2007). Business ethics. New Yor, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Fritzsche, D., & Becker, H. (1984). Linking management behavior to ethical philosophy. Academy of Mangement Journal , 27 (1), 166-175.

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