Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Resource Development - Hughes, Claretha
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This book explores the role of HRD professionals in ethical and legal decision making in the workplace. While previous books have described the need for ethics in HRD, this book presents ways that HRD scholars and professionals can influence, through collaborative relationships, effective implementation of ethical policies and legal standards in the workplace. The ethical policies of an organization provide a key insight into its values, and this book shows the relationship between those values and HRD practices, such as training and development, career development, and organization…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book explores the role of HRD professionals in ethical and legal decision making in the workplace. While previous books have described the need for ethics in HRD, this book presents ways that HRD scholars and professionals can influence, through collaborative relationships, effective implementation of ethical policies and legal standards in the workplace. The ethical policies of an organization provide a key insight into its values, and this book shows the relationship between those values and HRD practices, such as training and development, career development, and organization development. Exploring such topics as protected classes, diversity intelligence, employee rights, and employee privacy, this book will inform HRD scholars and professionals on researching and enhancing ethical and legal decision making in the workplace.

Autorenporträt
Claretha Hughes is Professor of Human Resource and Workforce Development at the University of Arkansas, USA. She has over 27 years of diverse management, supervisory, and administrative experience in organizational and workforce development. She is a member of Association for Talent Development and has edited and published articles in Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review, and Workforce Education Forum. She has written and edited 8 books. Her book Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework won the R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year award in 2012. She has a PhD from Virginia Tech, USA and her MBA is from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, USA.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction: Examining Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Resource Development

 

Chapter 2: Toward a More Specific and Collaborative Understanding of Ethical and Legal Issues in HRD

 

The collaborative role of HRD professionals in developing ethical and legal standards within organizations.

Recognizing the contributions of HRD professionals in developing ethical training programs and resources.

Economics of ethical and legal workplace policies

            Conclusion

 

Chapter 3: Values and Decision-Making

 

The role of values, ethics, and ethical decision making in the workplace.

Historical views of ethics
Principles and theories of ethics

Ethical and unethical decision making

HRD through codes of ethics

Communication through codes of ethics

Accountability for ethical behavior

Ethical and legal issues as a core value of the organization

Conclusion

 

Chapter 4: Connecting Ethics and Diversity using Diversity Intelligence

Protected Class groups in the workplace

The role of self-awareness, buy-in, and diversity intelligence

Developing leader DQ using communication channels

Ethical and diversity training methodology

What role does power and privilege play in determining who is treated ethically and legally fair in the workplace?

Group power in the workplace

How do perceptions act as barriers affecting protected class groups?

The federal mandate of Affirmative Action

Assess the role of affirmative action in overall ethical evaluation

            Conclusion

Chapter 5: Workplace Hiring and Retention

Hiring

Retention

Employee rights in the workplace

Differentiate between employee security and employer rights

Non-compete clauses and its impact on worker loyalty and company success

Downsizing within the workplace.

Conclusion

Chapter 6: Laws, Ethics, and Policies

 

Electronic monitoring in the workplace

Whistleblowing and its impact on organizations

Intellectual property rights and its impact on individuals and organizations

Conclusion

Chapter 7: Research Ethics, Governance, and the Future
Institutional Review Board (IRB), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Research Ethics

Are HRD researchers and professionals practicing appropriate research ethics?

Training, education, and future trends

Governance

                Conclusion