There are three ethical standards for governing HR practices. Each of these standards embodies a core principle and protects a prominent constituency whose interests and well-being hinge on the work of HRM.
- Advance the organization's objective: Execute the task in question so that progress is made towards the objective that calls for it to be done in the first place.
- Enhance the dignity of those harmed by the action. When managers distribute opportunities and benefits, there are those who do not receive those opportunities and benefits of who receive fewer than others. When companies go through cycles of destruction- restructuring, downsizing- individuals get harmed. In both instances, those who lose out are due treatment that respects their standing, fosters their resilience, and enables them to continue to function effectively.
- Sustain the moral sensibility of those executing morally ambiguous tasks. Someone must deliver the poor performance appraisal, announce the lay-off, or shutter the manufacturing facility. The ambivalence induced in per forming these tasks reflects an underlying uneasiness about fair treatment and fair outcomes, and managers ought to remain a t tuned to that uneasiness.
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