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L5 HRM Manual Advance Edition

L5 HRM Manual Advance Edition

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
QCF Level 5 Unit

Contents
Chapter Title Introduction to the Study Manual Unit Specification (Syllabus) Coverage of the Syllabus by the Manual 1 The Context of HRM 1: Approach, Organisation and Legal Framework Introduction Definitions History of HRM The People Contribution Roles in HRM HRM and The Law The Context of HRM 2: Behaving Responsibly Introduction Ethics in HRM Health and Safety Equality and Diversity Whistleblowing Workforce Planning Introduction Purposes a
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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
QCF Level 5 Unit

Contents
Chapter Title Introduction to the Study Manual Unit Specification (Syllabus) Coverage of the Syllabus by the Manual 1 The Context of HRM 1: Approach, Organisation and Legal Framework Introduction Definitions History of HRM The People Contribution Roles in HRM HRM and The Law The Context of HRM 2: Behaving Responsibly Introduction Ethics in HRM Health and Safety Equality and Diversity Whistleblowing Workforce Planning Introduction Purposes a

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10/08/2013

The terms “accountability” and "social responsibility” refer to the way in which your
organisation is run and held responsible for its actions. The word “ethics” refers to actions

that are held to be right or wrong. The debate about business ethics centres on whether the
only responsibility of organisations and management is to maximise profits. This is the usual
driving force behind the founding of an enterprise and is an assumption of most
microeconomic models used to analyse the behaviour of firms.

Most decisions that organisations make will be founded upon one of four basic beliefs:

Deontology – That the organisation has a responsibility to act in ways that respect the
fundamental rights of human beings (as if there is a set moral code that is larger than

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the organisation). The morality of the actions is to be considered, not just their
consequences.

Utilitarianism – That the business should serve the greatest good of the greatest
number.

Teleology – That the end justifies the means, irrespective of the damage that is caused
to people on the way to utopia.

Egoism – That moral behaviour should be considered in terms of personal self-
interest.

These are wider views of management responsibility. They can and often do, conflict with
the profit motive espoused by the purists.

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