Human Resources Management and Ethics

Responsibilities, Actions, Issues, and Experiences

Edited by:
Ronald R. Sims, William & Mary
Sheri K. Bias, Saint Leo University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Human Resource Management Issues Challenges and Opportunities. Editor(s): Ronald R. Sims, William & Mary.

Published 2021

Human Resources Management and Ethics: Responsibilities, Actions, Issues, and Experiences, explores and provides an in-depth look at the responsibilities, actions, issues and experiences related to HRM and ethics for individual employees, organizations and the broader society. Like other departments in the broader organization HRM professionals will need to increasingly demonstrate how they contribute to an organization’s ethical orientation and overall performance or success. While the ethical challenges, trends, and issues impacting employees, organizations and HRM professionals will continue to change over the years (consider the recent ethical challenges related cybersecurity and data breaches) the bottom-line of organization success is the clear reality that doing the right thing or institutionalizing an ethical culture or character is just as important to various stakeholders.

The chapters in this book provide an updated, current and future look at the relationship between HRM and ethics and across various sectors or organizations (i.e. public, private, not-for-profit, academic, etc.). That is, this book discusses the ever evolving role of HRM professionals to include discussion of how the profession continues to take on more responsibility for developing and institutionalizing an ethical culture in their organizations, industries and the broader society. The book also contributes to the need for ongoing dialogue, discussion or insights offered by HRM experts on what HRM professionals and their organizations can do in the face of ethical expectations, challenges and scandals. In the end, the book is intended to increase our understanding of the ethical responsibilities, actions, issues and experiences that arise both within HRM and in HRM’s interactions with individuals and organizations.

Acknowledgments. Human Resources Management and Ethics: An Introduction and Overview, Ronald R. Sims and Sheri K. Bias. The Student, Human Resources, and the Internship: Law, Ethics, Education, and the Practical Repercussions of the Labor-for-Experience Trade, J. Adam Shoemaker. Developing Talent Through Leadership and Executive Coaching: Ethical Guidelines and Considerations, James P. Sartain. Ethical Bias: The Impact on Equal Pay, William Woska. Social Media Policies: Legal and Ethical Challenges, Karin Bogue. Human Resources Management Audit: Ensuring Compliance With HRM Laws and Regulations, Ronald R. Sims. HRM’s Role in Creating a Culture of Ethics/Integrity for Data Privacy and Breach Disclosure, Chon Abraham and Ronald R. Sims. Human Resources and Ethics: The Social Glue Within a Banking Establishment, Sheri K. Bias and Wendy Brown. At the Crossroads of SHRM and SHCM: Lessons from the 7th Fleet “Fat Leonard” Ethics Scandal, Marcia A. Beck. Ethical Challenges Human Resource Managers Experience in Healthcare Organizations, Rafael Rosado-Ortiz and Sheri K. Bias. Human Resources Management: Ethical Audits and Culture, Ronald R. Sims. Human Resources Management and Ethics: A Look to the Future, Ronald R. Sims and Sheri K. Bias. About the Authors.