Imagine an organization or a company that does not give importance to an entity that could give harmonious, ordered and effective workplace…. one word, chaos. Human Resource Management (HRM) is purposely injected and deemed significant in any organization. It is an act of overseeing, managing and injecting activities of and to every individual involved in the organization from recruitment, to improvement, to retirement.
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the main function of the Human Resource Department (HRD). It aims to provide efficient individuals that would contribute to the success of the organization. From recruitment, it is the HRD’s role to choose the best fitting applicant to be part of the team. And, follows with planning, presenting and facilitating activities, of which mostly focus on work ethics.
So what is work ethics? Is it that significant that most organizations put emphasis on? A human resource with good work ethics will go a long way. It is the key of the many successful organizations. However, such does not come in handy. It would take myriad of programs which highlight good work ethics for the betterment of each individual and the organization as a whole.
One of the most important job of Human Resource Management is to always attentive to business ethics. Being the department that handles directly with the employees, they are expected to deal different ethical challenges that can hurt the company or the organization’s reputation and if not handled properly, can even threaten the organization’s financial sustainability. Breaches of work ethics in human resources can lead to the company or organization into the world of legal trouble – civil and criminal arenas, an area that companies or organizations would wish to never get involve to. This is why companies or organizations develop a comprehensive work ethics programs to avoid work-related, expensive, troubles resulting in lower costs for litigation and out-of-court settlements.
Ethics has always been present in every individual. It is just up with the management to keep and cultivate it among their employees. Getting a good reputation as an ethical employer can help to attract exceptional talents to the organization since employees look for the most beneficial employment relationship they can find. As expected to an opposite employment relationship, the skilled, creative and experienced employees would rather submit their resumes elsewhere.
Ethical treatment of employees can help organizations to garner long term employee trust and loyalty. Loyal employees gain more experience in work and master production processes that can increase employee efficiency and productivity overtime which can help the human resource management keep the recruitment and training cost under control.