HR Professional Ethics

HMNR 300 Human Resource Management

Question 1: HR Professional Ethics

Part A: Read the SHRM Code of Ethics. Review the guidelines under the category of Professional Development. Propose and discuss a learning opportunity that you will pursue to achieve one or more goals related to these guidelines.

Part B: Discuss three examples of ethical challenges that HR professionals may encounter as they apply to modern organizations. Discuss how you would address each situation (not necessarily the solution, but how you would approach the problem). Use the resources provided to support your ideas.

Question 2: Emerging HR Trends

Discuss three current or future trends impacting the HR profession. What opportunities and challenges might these trends present for HR and for the organization? As a human resource professional, what new skills and/or competencies would you need to further develop to adapt to these trends and to continue to be successful in your role? Use the resources provided to support your ideas.

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SHRM Code of Ethics is important in every organization because they help professionals to observe high ethical standards.  SHRM has formulated guideline that helps professionals to behave well and to achieve the goals of the organizations in which they work. Under professional development, one of the guidelines is to pursue learning opportunities (SHRM, 2014). As an HR professional, I propose pursuing an advanced degree and certification programs as a learning opportunity that will help me advance my knowledge in HR. Today, many universities are providing certificates and advanced degrees related to the human resource profession. Enrolling to courses for an advanced degree will help me to become more competent in how different HR functions are carried out. Also, I can pursue SHRM based certification programs. SHRM certificate helps a professional to be an example for others in the organization. It will also show that I am conversant with the principles of HR.(826 words)