HRCI's HR Ethics Series: Ethical Decision Making

  1.5 Hours
  PDF Certificate
Access: 90 Days
CEU: 0.15
HRCI: 1.5
PDU: 1.5

Course Description

Business leaders, managers, and staff at all levels of an organization will face decisions in their pursuit of moving the business forward—however, some decisions may be easier to navigate than others. When faced with a situation where no clear answer rings out, how do you decide on the best course of action? This course introduces learners to the principles and processes involved in making ethical decisions—that is, making decisions that are based on close examination of different ethical frameworks, the notion of right and wrong, and moral standards. This course pays special attention to situations within the realm of human resources, where upholding an ethical approach to decision making is crucial.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the process of making moral decisions
  • Compare moral versus nonmoral standards
  • Define and construct strong moral arguments
  • Describe various models for ethical decision making
  • Identify the fundamental ethical principles that guide our decision making
  • Consider the origins of our moral principles
  • Discuss the concepts of groupthink and diffusion of responsibility
  • Apply ethical principles to employee relations scenarios