Chapter 38The Role of Ethics in Talent Management: How Organizations Ought to Behave

Stephen F. Hallam, Ph.D., Professor of ManagementTeresa Alberte Hallam, Ph.D., Senior LecturerUniversity of Akron

THE TOPIC OF BUSINESS ETHICS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RAISES SEVERAL questions:

• Whose ethical values should we follow?

• Are business ethics significantly different from general ethics?

• Can ethics be taught?

• Should business leaders teach ethics to their followers?

• How can we go beyond talking the talk?

Whose Ethical Values Should We Follow?

Some argue that each person has an individual set of ethical values and it is impossible to create a set of ethical values for an organization—people have ethics, not organizations. What one person ...

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