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Ethical Issues in HRM

Akashdeep Singh

Ethical Issues in Functions of HRM


Recruitment & Selections: 1. Referrals are treated at par with other candidates 2. If X has referred Y then Y will NOT be interviewed by X but by Z. 3. No gifts are accepted at any point in the recruitment & selection process.

Ethical Issues in Functions of HRM


Performance Appraisals: 1. The company follows MBR (Management By Results) Module & PMS (Performance Management System) wherein actual results are measured against set goals. 2. Transparent communication & one-to-one discussions about performance and achievements are done.

Ethical Issues in Functions of HRM


Exit Interviews: 1. A 6 page form with questions related to department as well as superiors is given to the candidate and analysis is done. 2. In order to maintain good relations with an ex- employee, the HR department follows up with him after 2-3 months of his exit to check on him.

Ethical Issues in Functions of HRM


Internal Recruitments: 1. Internal company website for Internal Recruitments. 2. Employee has to first inform his immediate superior & only after that can he apply on the internal website 3. Only the best candidate with the right fit is selected. Favoritism is not encouraged at all.

Ethics in HRM - Questionnaire Analysis


PROBLEM:
Organizations/ Top Management regard employee monitoring via electronic data and computers essential with no regards to employee privacy and human rights.

RESPONSE: Employees privacy is only beyond


internal networks. This means that if an employee is within my network, I can monitor his/her activities

Ethics in HRM - Questionnaire Analysis


PROBLEM: The HR Manager is required to not disclose procedures and policies for determining pay and amounts of pay within groups or individuals within the organization. No transparency. RESPONSE: Our procedures are semi-transparent where salaries and appraisals are concerned. We are not allowed to reveal information on salaries and anyone who breaches this policy is asked to leave the organization

Ethics in HRM - Questionnaire Analysis


PROBLEM: How can HR help in fostering an Ethical Culture in the organization? RESPONSE: 1. Have a well developed policy and procedures manual 2. Enforce polices 3. The HR Manager should communicate all conflicts of interest always during induction and orientation

Ethics in HRM - Questionnaire Analysis


PROBLEM: Poaching RESPONSE: 1. Mutual understanding with HR Depts. Of other players in the industry. 2. We do not recruit people who have completed more than 3 years at their current company.