thical Issues for Today's Manager
LeChandra M. Fields
5 March 2014
Athens State University
Professor James Kerner
Ethical Issues for Today's Manager
Managers today have a lot of responsibilities. A manager is responsible for hiring, training, motivating; along with other many other things. While dealing with their responsible, they have to make sure that every step taking is ethical.
In this process, management has to recruit and interview potential employees. They can do this by job advertising. With job advertising, the manager or HR (human resource) must be ethical when posting a new positions. “Job advertisements must accurately reflect the duties, responsibilities and competencies of the positions advertised. It also falls on HR shoulders to override hiring managers who sidestep existing "promote from within" policies by advertising externally first, timing announcements around vacations of employees they don’t want to consider or expanding education requirements to disqualify internal candidates.” (Brunot, 2014)
After post goes up and the applications come in, the managers have to choice the best potential employees. When they have the potential employees, it’s time for an interview. When interviewing prospective employees managers have to make sure that they are not judging someone based on the race, religion, and gender. This is call discrimination. It is unethical for HR or management to not hire you because of race, gender, and religion. The Civil Right Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in the workplace, school, and public. If fail to comply with this law companies can be sued by the person that was discriminated against. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 states that someone cannot get paid more for the same job based on their gender. These are just some of the laws that was passed to help make sure that the hiring process is ethical.