HRCI HR Ethics Series Bundle
Human resources professionals are charged with supporting the success of their organizations in ways that are ethical and socially responsible. Ethical organizations must consider questions about what is right and fair in all decision-making processes. Because HR professionals are involved in designing and enforcing policies that impact the people who work in an organization, they play an especially powerful role in shaping the ethical culture.
Each of these 1.5-hour courses explores the relationship between human resources and creating an ethical workplace. While some delve into theoretical and philosophical questions about how we can know what is right and wrong, others focus on applying theory to practice in an organizational setting. After completing the courses in this bundle, the learner will be prepared to play an essential role in shaping the ethical culture in their workplace. Each self-paced course features an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, case studies, and assessments.
Courses included in this bundle
Why do ethical people commit unethical acts? While individual morality certainly plays some role in ethical decision-making, the whole is larger than the sum of its parts. Corporate culture is integral to inspiring the best from employees and identifying any ethical problems immediately. HR professionals are critical for building and maintaining an ethical organization, as they are responsible for advertising jobs, screening applicants, and onboarding, training, and monitoring employees. This course lays out the components of an ethical organization with special attention on how HR facilitates the process of building and maintaining an ethical corporate culture.
HR Ethics Series: Capitalism, Inequality, and Justice
Because it is the driving force behind economic organizations worldwide, capitalism is a term that business leaders, executives, and employees should know well. Another reason to know this term well: it is at the center of much debate and controversy. At the same time that capitalism is praised for its ability to stimulate innovation and spur economic growth, it is criticized for its contribution to inequality and injustice around the world. This course will explore the topic of capitalism and its relationship to ethics, justice, and inequality.
HR Ethics Series: Common Ethical Challenges
There are certain ethical challenges that employees and organizations are likely to face. Many of these challenges arise due to the commercial nature of business. Business owners and leaders are interested in generating a profit and accruing assets, and because of this, morally troubling situations can be difficult to identify, evaluate, and navigate clearly. This course examines ethical challenges that companies and organizations may encounter and steps for how to address them. While all members of an organization are responsible for promoting and preserving an ethical culture within the organization, this course pays special attention to the role that human resources professionals play in mitigating ethical challenges.
HR Ethics Series: Corporations and Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporations have a fiduciary responsibility to produce profits for shareholders, but people increasingly believe that corporations have other responsibilities as well. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) recognizes the company's duty to its community, customers, and the environment as well as to shareholder value. This course defines corporations and discusses CSR best practices and important laws, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, that constrain some unethical business practices. The course focuses on how the HR department can best support CSR and sustainability.
HR Ethics Series: Defining Business Ethics
This course provides an introduction to business ethics, laying a foundation for how
the study of right and wrong can (and should) shape the way organizations conduct
business. While everyone within an organization is responsible for upholding high
ethical standards, this course will focus specifically on the role that human resources
professionals play in establishing and maintaining an ethical culture within an organization.
The course addresses the importance of a code of conduct and professional and legal
standards within the business organization. It lays out different ethical systems
and how they provide frameworks for making ethical decisions.
HR Ethics Series: Ethical Decision Making
Business leaders, managers, and staff at all levels of an organization will face decisions in their pursuit of moving the business forward however, some decisions may be easier to navigate than others. When faced with a situation where no clear answer rings out, how do you decide on the best course of action? This course introduces learners to the principles and processes involved in making ethical decisions that is, making decisions that are based on close examination of different ethical frameworks, the notion of right and wrong, and moral standards. This course pays special attention to situations within the realm of human resources, where upholding an ethical approach to decision making is crucial.
HR Ethics Series: Globalization and Ethics
Due in large part to advancements in technology, transportation, and trade, businesses
now operate in an ever-expanding global economy, where communities and countries rely
on one another to buy and sell needed goods and services. While many believe that
globalization produces more opportunities for businesses to expand, grow, and profit,
others have witnessed tremendous inequalities, harsh working conditions, and the environmental
impact of globalization. This course examines the qualities of globalization and the
issues and ethical challenges that can arise when businesses and organizations participate
in the global economy.
HR Ethics Series: Issues in the Workplace
Among the more important ethical obligations of organizations are those that involve
the health, safety, and fair treatment of employees. Employers have a moral and ethical
obligation to protect employees against discrimination, harassment, and harm. This
course reviews common workplace issues and strategies for how to address them. Because
human resources professionals play a crucial role in supporting employee well-being,
this course pays special attention to the role of HR in preventing and resolving issues
in the workplace.
HR Ethics Series: Leadership and Organizational Ethics
Everyone knows that leadership is important in business ethics, but what kind of characteristics
does an effective ethical leader have? How should an ethical leader deal with a crisis?
Through business scenarios and real-world examples, this course addresses how leaders
build ethical organizations. It addresses leadership by example and the practices
leaders institute in the organization, including how leaders can effectively deal
with a crisis or an ethical lapse.
HR Ethics Series: Theories of Ethics
Ethical dilemmas confront those in business with the fundamental question: "What's
the right thing to do?" But the "right" thing is often difficult to determine and
an unexamined patchwork of ideas inform the decision. In order to better understand
how to judge right and wrong, this course introduces some foundational ethical systems
and explores their implications for business decisions, with a particular focus on
the role human resource professionals have in safeguarding ethics in a business environment.
Should a business focus on following the rules or on the effects the decision will
have? Can self-interest play a role in making an ethical decision? This course presents
the ethical theories of utilitarianism, ethical relativism, egoism, and Kantian ethics.
It also explores the role religion plays in the development of ethical systems.