A role for HR in corporate ethics? South African Practitioners' perspectives.

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dc.contributor.author Van Vuuren, L.J.
dc.contributor.author Eiselin, R.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-04T09:04:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-04T09:04:15Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation 4(3), 22-28. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1485
dc.description.abstract Since few South African organisations have as yet appointed ethics officers, there is often a lack of clarity on who should take responsibility for coordinating organisations’ ethics management efforts. The purpose of this paper was to assess HR (the Human Resource function and its practitioners) as a possible contender to assume responsibility for ethics management in SA organisations. To this end a mail survey was conducted among registered HR practitioners (N=410). Two factors related to 1) the extent of HR’s ethics management competence and 2) HR’s responsibility for ethics management, were identified. The results showed that HR practitioners on average believe that they indeed have an ethics management competence and that they should be involved in ethics management. However, practitioners with a great deal of exposure to organisations that manage ethics believe to a lesser extent that they should be involved in ethics management. The implications of the findings are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Human Resource Management en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://www.sajhrm.co.za/ & http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/za/ en
dc.subject Corporate ethics en
dc.subject Ethics management en
dc.subject HR's ethics management competence en
dc.subject HR's responsibility en
dc.title A role for HR in corporate ethics? South African Practitioners' perspectives. en
dc.type Article en

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