ETHICS in the workplace.  ETHICAL BEHAVIOR MATTERS!  We all want to work in a company that has a strong ethical culture.  An ethical culture starts with higher management and a strong Human Resource Management Department.  The following should be included in your response:

  • What types of programs should HRM put in place to promote ethical behavior and practices in the workplace?
  • Why is Ethical behavior at all levels of the company important?  In making products, treatment of employees and customers, protecting company assets and employee information, etc.
  • Describe unethical behavior in a company regarding practices such as hiring, recruitment, discrimination, harassment, promotions, bookkeeping, etc. that either you or someone you know experienced.
  • If you know, how did HRM address it?  How effective do you feel that was?
  • If you don’t know how the issue was resolved, how should HRM handle the issue?