Human contract

Syedain, Hashi
May 2008
People Management;5/15/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p24
The article addresses the human resources (HR) involvement in the application of standards along the supply chains. HR may also have technical expertise to offer, since one main area of concern for buying organisations is the employment practices of companies in the supply chain and the working conditions of these suppliers' staff. The HR business case is that ethical behaviour of any kind has a positive effect on recruitment and retention because people want to work for an organisation they can be proud of. INSETS: Decide what to focus on to get people on board;What is ethical procurement?.


Related Articles

  • Ethical dilemmas in human resource management: An application of a multidimensional framework, a unifying taxonomy, and applicable codes. Wooten, Kevin C. // Human Resource Management Review;Spring/Summer2001, Vol. 11 Issue 1/2, p159 

    Abstract Human resource management (HRM) is currently undergoing rapid professionalization. One area, which has not been fully examined from a scholarly nor practitioner perspective, is that of ethical dilemmas. Ethical dilemmas in HRM can be seen as multifaceted, involving personal,...

  • Assessment Centers: Current Practices in the United States. Eurich, Tasha; Krause, Diana; Cigularov, Konstantin; Thornton, George // Journal of Business & Psychology;Dec2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p387 

    The goals of this investigation were to review current AC practices in the United States by evaluating whether they follow the Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations (International Task Force on Assessment Centers, 2000). We both expanded upon and compared our...

  • Ethical Values of Executive Search Consultants. Ghee-Soon Lim; Chan, Claudia // Journal of Business Ethics;Feb2001 Part 1, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p213 

    The present research was designed to investigate the absolute and relative levels of ethical convictions of executive search consultants, or "headhunters", in regard of their search practices. Executive search consultants were defined as trained specialists who helped client organizations...

  • how to fine-tune your company's ethical compass. Dessler, Gary // Supervision;Apr2006, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p15 

    The article presents advice on improving the knowledge of employees on business ethics. For all practical purposes, ethics training is mandatory today. Federal sentencing guidelines reduce penalties for those employers accused of misconduct that have codes of conduct and ethics training in place.

  • Measuring the Ethical Quotient of Corporations: The Case of Small And Medium Enterprises in India. Lather, Anu Singh // Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table;2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 1, Special section p1 

    This paper presents an overview of issues in business and professional ethics along with the whole gamut of practical ethical problems and phenomena which arise out of specific functional areas of companies including ethics of accounting information, human resource management, sales and...

  • Dealing with misconduct.  // Motor Equipment News;Apr2010, p4 

    The article discusses factors to be considered when implementing disciplinary measures against employees facing cases of misconduct. In the event of misconduct, every disciplinary measures implemented should be documented. It also emphasizes the importance of ensuring that every disciplinary...

  • Ethics: Whose responsibility? Cooke, Peter R. // New Hampshire Business Review;7/17/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p18 

    The article reports on the significant role played by implementing business ethics by companies in New Hampshire. It reveals that ethics helps in building strong relationship between employees and employers as well as contribute in achieving increased profits. In addition, the author stresses...

  • Beware the 'Boiling Frog Syndrome.'. Pomeroy, Ann // HR Magazine;May2007, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p12 

    The article focuses on unethical behavior in the workplace, and on how it should be handled. A recent research found that ethical misconduct that develops gradually over time tends to go unnoticed and unreported. It stressed the importance of building an ethical culture in a company by providing...

  • A Return to Ethics? Schramm, Jennifer // HR Magazine;Jul2003, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p144 

    Discusses several issues related to business ethics. Awareness of companies to ethical issues; Increase in both the internal and external pressures on companies to establish ethical standards; Role of human resources professionals.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics