Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to manage the integration of business ethics in human resources practice. Assessment description Develop a code of conduct and answer a series of questions to demonstrate understanding and ability to apply appropriate standards of behaviour and business ethics.
Procedure 1. Develop a code of conduct for JKL Industries (see the case study in Assessment Task 1). JKL has a number of policies and procedures to support its core values and to ensure compliance with legislative requirements. JKL Industries acknowledges it role as a responsible corporate citizen in the local and wider community.
Our success will result not simply from satisfying specific equipment needs for a quality product at reasonable prices, but from conducting its business with integrity toward our clients and employees. Integrity in our sales and services and also with our employees relates to the maintenance of high business ethics and moral standards that are essential and a not found to be defamed for the sake of results. Staff members found to be harassing or bullying other members of staff will face disciplinary action ranging from counseling and performance management to dismissal.
It is company policy to comply in all respects with local/state/federal governments’ legislation. The relevant legislations that need to be complied with are as follows. Commonwealth – Legislation/Regulations
Relevant legislation is available for reference through senior management or via access to the internet. State legislation and summary notes are accessed on state government web sites. A guide to accessing federal and state legislation, court decisions, key national and state bodies and research tools is available at: Parliament of Australia, ‘Key internet links on Australian law’, viewed May 2012, . Occupational Health and Safety
The JKL OH&S and Rehabilitation Policy are displayed in all work locations. JKLS’s commitment to the Occupational Health and Safety is further detailed as part of the JKL Occupational Health and Safety Management Standards. Workplace harassment, victimization and bullying
Harassment, victimization and bullying in the workplace is illegal and such actions not tolerated by JKL. Staff members found to be harassing or bullying other members of staff will face disciplinary action ranging from counseling and performance management to dismissal. Anti-discrimination and equal opportunity
JKL is committed to upholding affirmative action, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation. This legislation is detailed at: Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, viewed May 2012, . Vocational education and training, apprenticeships and traineeships (legislation) JKL is committed to upholding the Industrial and Commercial Training Act, the Apprenticeships and Traineeships Act 2001 and the Vocational Education and Training Act (2005). The act stipulates that within all sites of operation, all apprentices/trainees are rostered on each shift with at least one vocationally competent person who verses the apprentice/trainee’s work and performance of duties. JKL directs all clients to the relevant guide to apprenticeships and traineeships and the relevant government websites. TGA, viewed May 2012, .
Access and equity policy (diversity and anti-discrimination) Policy JKL Industries values the diversity of its team, clients and communities and respects the rights of individuals and groups to operate in an environment free of discrimination. Access and equity (diversity and anti-discrimination) is fundamental to the operations of JKL. It is embedded in policies, practices and forward planning. JKL recognizes the importance of diversity in achieving our vision.
JKL recognizes that valuing diversity is pivotal to achieving its vision. At JKL anyone engaged in employment or the provision or receipt of training and/or services has the right to operate in an environment that is free from discrimination on the grounds of: age; breastfeeding; disability; industrial activity; lawful sexual activity; marital status; physical features; political belief or activity; pregnancy; race; religious belief or activity; gender; gender identity and sexual orientation; parental or career status or personal association; sexual/sexist or other forms of harassment.
Procedures are in place for handling any grievances including complaints of discrimination, unfair treatment or harassment. Complaints will be taken seriously and every effort will be made to resolve them quickly, impartially, empathically and with appropriate confidentiality. Victimization of complainant/s and witness/es is illegal. Complaints may also be lodged with the Equal Opportunity Commission. Privacy statement
2. Answer a series of questions relating to business ethics. Specifications You must submit: a written code of conduct. a completed questionnaire. Quality specifications: The code of conduct should contain information detailing the organisation’s standards and expectations with regards to: personal behaviour behaviour towards others in the workplace behaviour towards clients business ethics compliance with relevant legislation
expectations regarding the use of information any specific requirements for individuals based on the nature of the industry. Your completed questionnaire should: Demonstrate an understanding and ability to manage business ethics in the workplace. Demonstrate compliance with legislative requirements. Describe reasonable behaviour and actions and support that organisational policies and procedures. Adjustment for distance-based learners No variation to assessment is required.
Questionnaire – Business ethics 1. Code of conduct For the code of conduct you have completed for JKL Industries, answer the following questions. a. How would you communicate the code of conduct? The code of conduct will be communicated through all company policies and procedures, the actions of human resources, education groups focusing on ethics and through an agreement illustrating requirements that is to be signed by employees.