Title: Organisational exploration of human resources: the ethical pathway

Authors: Lorice Stainer

Addresses: University of Hertfordshire Business School, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK

Abstract: Informed decisions regarding contemporary challenges and development of human resources must be made through the effective execution of intra-exploration. Such engagement, involvement and dialogue would result in enhanced performance. An overview of the principles and practices associated with planning, undertaking and reporting is provided. Related guidelines are propounded, offering frameworks which embrace ethical responsibilities and contain procedures which are underpinned by fundamental theoretical concepts and based upon sound ethics. These must be perceived as a social process, to be carried out with equitable, fair and honest mechanisms in relation to data collected, analysed, communicated and, thence, acted upon.

Keywords: human resources; ethics; management; exploration; research; decision making; responsibility; stakeholders; human resource development; HRD.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2009.025071

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2009 Vol.9 No.4, pp.392 - 408

Available online: 11 May 2009 *

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