When it comes to a company’s personnel policies and procedures – that is, how it handles the hiring, firing, promoting, and paying off the people who work for it – what do you see as the most important moral principles for it to bear in mind?
It seems to be a Human Resource Management issue. Among a number of ethical practices being performed by the management when they are responsible for making these types of decisions, here comes their impartial behavior to every candidate or in every situation in which they are supposed to perform.
If an individual’s compassion for other people centers around their own perianal feelings, beliefs, impartiality, and favoritism, then they would not be able to do this kind of job effectively. The people working and handling these matters have to decide logically and have to consider the profit and loss of the corporation and its culture rather than their own personal relationships. It is morally sound if someone in the position of HR would decide according to sound facts including resumes, qualifications, work performances, and other training respectively. This is helpful in getting sure about the system and all the processes carried out smoothly.
My personal belief according to this discussion and interpretation of the scenario, is that impartiality, integrity, honesty, humane consideration and logical consideration are some of the highly important and precious moral principles for an individual to keep a check while performing personnel decisions. No matter whatever is in the mind of an individual or how much he requires because of his background, everything should be decided according to the rules and based on equality. Moreover, these things should also be considered for everyone so that the treatment with respect to equality should be practiced.
It is observed that some organizations practice profitability over social acceptance. In the current era and society, social acceptance is a big issue. It affects the culture of an organization and the employers are not able to disturb it as it creates a risk of disturbing the profitability.
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