Ethics in Human Resources: Promoting Ethical Workplaces

A Comprehensive Guide for Human Resources Professionals To Promote Ethical Behaviour in the Workplace
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Created by Mona AlHebsi

What you'll learn

  • Understand the importance of HR ethics and its role in promoting ethical behavior within organizations.
  • Comprehend legal aspects such as employment laws, discrimination prevention, confidentiality, and ethical hiring/termination practices.
  • Explore the relationship between HR ethics and organizational culture, including creating an ethical culture, leadership’s role, and effective ethics training.
  • Recognize the connection between HR ethics and social responsibility, including employee, supplier/customer relationships, and community/environmental impact.
  • Understand the ethical implications of HR technology, including data management, social media monitoring, and AI automation.
This course includes:
38 total mins on-demand video
0 articles
7 downloadable resources
7 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • a basic understanding of HR management and business principles, proficiency in English, and access to a computer with internet connectivity.
  • No specific academic background is usually required, making the course suitable for individuals at various stages of their HR careers.


Course Overview

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations are increasingly recognizing the vital role of ethical behavior in creating a positive work environment. The “Ethics in Human Resources: Promoting Ethical Behavior in the Workplace” online course provides HR professionals, managers, and aspiring HR practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, standards, and strategies for fostering ethical behavior within an organization’s HR practices.

Course Outline

I. Introduction to Human Resources Management (HRM)

In this section, you will gain a foundational understanding of HRM, its definition, and its importance in organizations. You will also explore the role of HR in supporting organizational success and the key responsibilities of HR professionals.

II. Overview of HR Ethics

This section delves into the concept of HR ethics, emphasizing its significance in building a culture of integrity. You will explore the role of HR in promoting ethical behavior, learn about HR ethical standards and guidelines, and understand the importance of aligning HR practices with ethical principles.

III. HR Ethics and Legal Compliance

Understanding the legal framework is essential for HR professionals. This section covers crucial employment laws and regulations, discrimination and harassment prevention, confidentiality, and privacy, as well as ethical hiring, termination, and severance practices.

IV. HR Ethics and Organizational Culture

A strong ethical culture is pivotal for sustainable success. This section focuses on creating an ethical organizational culture, highlighting the role of leadership in promoting ethical behavior, and examining ethics training and communication strategies. Additionally, you will learn how to address unethical behavior and enforce ethical standards effectively.

V. HR Ethics and Social Responsibility

Organizations have a broader responsibility towards society. In this section, you will explore the intersection of HR ethics and social responsibility. Topics include corporate social responsibility, ethical considerations in employee relations, supplier and customer relationships, as well as community and environmental impact.

VI. HR Ethics and Technology

As technology continues to shape the workplace, it brings ethical challenges. This section addresses ethical considerations in HR technology, privacy and security in HR data management, social media and employee monitoring, and the ethical implications of AI and automation in HR.

VII. Conclusion

This final section recaps the key points covered in the course, emphasizes the importance of ethical HR practices for organizations, and discusses future trends and challenges in HR ethics. The course also includes personal experiences related to HR ethics, allowing for real-world insights. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to provide course evaluation and feedback.

Enroll in the “Ethics in Human Resources: Promoting Ethical Behavior in the Workplace” online course to enhance your understanding of ethical HR practices, develop the skills to create a positive work environment, and contribute to the long-term success and sustainability of organizations.

Who this course is for:

  • HR professionals looking to deepen their understanding of ethical practices in HR management.
  • It is also beneficial for managers and leaders who want to foster an ethical work culture and oversee HR functions.
  • Business students and aspiring HR professionals can gain foundational knowledge of HR ethics to prepare for their future careers.
  • Individuals who want to understand how ethics applies specifically to HR practices within organizations.
  • People from various backgrounds, both entry-level professionals and those seeking professional development opportunities in HR.
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