• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Diversity and Ethics in the Workplace

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Running head: DIVERSITY AND ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE Diversity and Ethics in the Workplace K.B. MSU Ethics 101 Tom September 01, 2007 Diversity and Ethics in the Workplace Diversity and Ethics have a profound effect on an organization's staffing practices and selection of tools. Before you can understand how diversity and ethics have these effects, one must understand what diversity and ethics are. Diversity Diversity is the presence of individual differences, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and the ability to perform various tasks. An organization that completely values diversity will have management that makes diversity a priority and practices it. An effective manager can practice diversity by executing the following seven steps: focus on getting the best talent, develop career plans for all employees, provide career mentoring by diversity cohorts, promote minorities to responsible positions, maintain accountability for diversity goals, make diversity part of organizational strategy, and build diversity into senior management. ...read more.

Middle

For example, a Car Dealer named DCH Auto has only one female automotive technician on staff out of all seven of their dealerships. Seeing a woman as an automotive technician is rare since it is not a job field woman typically go into, therefore it is hard to find a woman to hire for that type of position. There is some ethnic diversity among the automotive technicians, the majorities are white (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic but there are other races as well. As for the other departments at DCH Auto, there is great diversity in the number of women as well as the number of minorities. When training staff a HRM needs to consider the diversity of those who are being trained. Diversity training is training that is designed to change staff members' attitudes about diversity and or develop skills needed to work in a diverse environment. ...read more.

Conclusion

There are situations where a company has the right of their employee affected. The right of privacy is one of the rights that takes a little more effort to protect. Since record keeping on computes is becoming the normal for many companies, keeping the records confidential is a challenge. If a people have access to these files could other files also be accessible. HRMs must keep all of their personnel records on a separate network. By having a separate network this helps to limit the number of people who have access to these records. Protecting employee's rights is an important goal for the HRM (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gehart, Wright, 2004). Diversity of the employees and the ethics of treating the employees fair go together. Both diversity and ethics are about doing what is good and right for everyone involved. This is not a carefree responsibility but one that requires a HRM to put aside their personal bias, feelings and beliefs in order to insure all the employees' needs are met. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE People in Business section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE People in Business essays

  1. The Growing Power of Mentoring.

    For example, one recent study from the United States shows that new insurance agents with mentors outperform those without by 20% in their first year. The need to retain scarce talent The CEO of ABB was recently reported as saying that the critical issue for businesses in the developed world

  2. Business ethics

    Some of the issues that may influence the behaviour of a business are the following: * Social- social influences are important because businesses recognise the importance of GOOD IMAGE. The image helps when the business understands the social responsibilities it has for its customers, employees and shareholders.

  1. Diversity in the Workplace

    it measures up to what are described as basic required characteristics by researchers in the field. For example, Kandola and Fullerton (1998) state that such an organisation must demonstrate a clear mission and values; objective and fair processes, a skilled workforce which is aware and fair; active flexibility; individual focus and a culture that empowers.

  2. how HRM orperate within any oraganisation

    to occur (for example, when recruiting the 'best' employee), and find ways to solve the problem which are identified. For instance, if a France-based retailing organisation decides to expand in to Germany and Italy, then it will need to identify: * The skills and competence it will need the new employees to have.

  1. Stress in the Work-Place

    Employee assistance programmes which typically incorporate counseling and support services for employees have shown more promising approach in dealing with stressors. Berridge and Cooper (1993) defined EAP as: "A programmatic intervention at the workplace, usually at the level of the individual employee, using behavioral science knowledge and methods for the

  2. Drug Testing in the Workplace.

    A right is understood as a moral claim, and suggesting that an employee's right is moral indicates that it is not necessarily recognized by any conventional system (Rowan 355). Thus, a right as a moral claim provides a method for assessing which alleged rights are legitimate, and which should be

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work