Discussion Topic #1 – HR Professionalism, Competencies, and Code of Ethics
In Week 1, we reviewed the SHRM Code of Ethics provided to HR Professionals. In addition, SHRM has developed a Competency Model and describes the HR professional’s ethical practice as “the ability to integrate core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.”
Share your thoughts on what you are taking from your HRM program and in particular, this HRMN 408 Employment Law course that will has influenced you towards better understanding the ethical and legal considerations that HR professionals much adhere to.  
Discussion Topic #2 — Reflections on Course Outcomes
Since we are at the end of this course, this is the perfect time to reflect upon the achievement of Course Outcomes. As the Syllabus states….
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Analyze employment related laws, and ethical considerations  their application, and implications in the workplace 
2. Evaluate rights, obligations, and liabilities in the employment process and relationship.
3. Evaluate compliance with current laws and regulations related to safety and fairness in the workplace.
4. Effectively communicate to internal and external audiences the principles and application of employment laws and ethical considerations in the business environment.
Considering all the learning and work through discussions, reviewing resources, and the assignments, share your thoughts on the following:

How comfortable do you feel that you have mastered these competencies?
What has been most useful?
What could have been more helpful?
How has this course helped you to accomplish your career goals?
What other areas of Employment Law and Ethical Considerations would you have like to see included in future courses?3/16/2020 Code of Ethics

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Code of Ethics
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Core Principle

As HR professionals, we are responsible for adding value to the organizations we serve and contributing to the ethical success of those

organizations. We accept professional responsibility for our individual decisions and actions. We are also advocates for the profession by

engaging in activities that enhance its credibility and value.


To build respect, credibility and strategic importance for the HR profession within our organizations, the business community, and

the communities in which we work.

To assist the organizations we serve in achieving their objectives and goals.

To inform and educate current and future practitioners, the organizations we serve, and the general public about principles and

practices that help the profession.

To positively in�uence workplace and recruitment practices.

To encourage professional decision-making and responsibility.

To encourage social responsibility.


�. Adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior.

�. Measure the e�ectiveness of HR in contributing to or achieving organizational goals.

�. Comply with the law.

�. Work consistent with the values of the profession.

�. Strive to achieve the highest levels of service, performance and social responsibility.

�. Advocate for the appropriate use and appreciation of human beings as employees.

�. Advocate openly and within the established forums for debate in order to in�uence decision-making and results.


Core Principle




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As professionals we must strive to meet the highest standards of competence and commit to strengthen our competencies on a continuous



To expand our knowledge of human resource management to further our understanding of how our organizations function.

To advance our understanding of how organizations work (“the business of the business”).


�. Pursue formal academic opportunities.

�. Commit to continuous learning, skills development and application of new knowledge related to both human resource

management and the organizations we serve.

�. Contribute to the body of knowledge, the evolution of the profession and the growth of individuals through teaching, research and

dissemination of knowledge.

�. Pursue certi�cation where available, or comparable measures of competencies and knowledge.


Core Principle

HR professionals are expected to exhibit individual leadership as a role model for maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct.


To set the standard and be an example for others.

To earn individual respect and incre

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