Promoting Ethical Human Resource Management Practices in Work Organizations in Nigeria: Roles of HR Professionals

Chidi Odogwu Christopher, Ogunyomi, Olusiji. Paul, Adedehinbo Ekundayo Badejo


This paper has become imperative in view of the on-going Federal Government’s initiative in charting an ethical roadmap for Nigeria. Ethics permeates all aspects of our national life and human resource management profession is no exception. Ethics refers to the principle of conduct governing an individual or a group. This paper examines ethical HRM practices in work organisations in Nigeria and the roles of HR professionals in promoting ethical practices with a view to achieving employee well-being, satisfaction at work and organisational performance. Based on theoretical and practical insights, the authors x-ray an array of unethical human resource management practices in work organisations in Nigeria. To combat unethical HR practices in the workplace, the authors enjoin HR professionals in line with top management to put in place ethical policies and codes and to constantly embark on ethical training of workers at all level as well as the institutionalisation of whistle blowing policy in their organisations.


Keywords: Ethics, Human Resource Management, Work Organisation, HR Professionals.

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International Journal of Human Resource Studies  ISSN 2162-3058


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