Human resource practitioners (HRPs) certainly need to raise the standard of their performance as the competitive demands of the modern economic environment create implicit ethical duties that HRPs owe to their organizations, comments Dr. Charmi Patel, associate professor in human resource management at Henley Business School.

“In that sense, HR is more of an ethical steward in an organization. It needs to follow ethical stewardship as a model of governance that honors obligations to the many stakeholders and which maximizes a long-term organizational wealth creation.”

Dr. Patel added that the role of the HR manager in ethical conduct within an organization can feed in at various points including the training and development of line management who will set the ethical tone of the organization and in the resolution of ethical conflict when it occurs



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