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The harsh reality of human resources

BUSINESS PRACTICES In late August 2013, Lucy Adams the BBC’s head of HR resigned without a pay-off. Her decision confirmed the harsh reality underpinning the now expanded scope of HR ethical responsibility. In the parliamentary committee enquiring into BBC severance payments, she was accused of presiding over corporate fraud and […]

Is your performance management doing good or harm?

PERFORMANCE Does performance management have an ethical dimension? If you are involved in this kind of work you quickly discover its potential for good or harm. For example, a line manager who conducts faulty or biased appraisals can fundamentally damage someone’s life. This may partly explain why so many managers […]

Putting your reputation on the line

REPUTATIONS [1] “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it,” warned Warren Buffet, renowned for his long-term investment perspectives. “If you think about it for a moment,” he continued, “most people would do things differently.” His remark seems ever more apposite in the wake […]

Why HR must be willing to show ethical leadership

EXPERTISE How crucial is HR to any company wanting to be seen as a responsible business? Some years back the answer would probably have been “not much.” Today, the situation is entirely different. Now HR can play at least six essential roles that potentially influence the approach of any business […]