The Society for Human Resource Management has released a new Code of Ethical and Professional Standards.
The new code has been designed to help HR professionals understand what they need to do to practice ethical human resource management and be workplace leaders.
“The new code will serve as a valuable resource for providing members with support and guidance in being ethical leaders within their own organisations” said Helen Drinan, SHRM president and CEO.
Two teams of SHRM members and volunteer leaders wrote the code with the help of the Ethics Resource Centre and SHRM staff. Members participated through focus groups and individual interviews.
The code is part of an overall ethics initiative undertaken by SHRM which includes focus groups, conference sessions, a toolkit and other support aids which members can use to create and encourage ethics programs within their own organisations.