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Ch 5: The Relationship Between Employer & Employees

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This chapter outlines the ethics, principles and laws that govern employer-employee relationships. Take the self-assessment after each lesson to quiz yourself on the concepts.

The Relationship Between Employer & Employees - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The videos in this chapter explore numerous concepts and conventions surrounding the relationships between employers and employees. You'll learn about the application of ethics and how to foster a positive culture in an organization, but you'll also get an overview of legal considerations, such as the Whistleblower Act, discrimination restrictions and the ADA. Submit a question to our instructors if you'd like additional clarification. These videos explain:

  • How to encourage employees to behave ethically
  • Why ethical policies are important to businesses
  • Human resources issues and considerations
  • How diversity training can benefit an organization
  • How to apply ethics as a manager

Video Objectives
Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace Students consider the influences on behavior in a business environment.
Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations Lesson explains the ins and out of positive culture and applications in business.
Functions of Organizational Culture Lesson defines organizational culture.
Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement Students learn to assess the ethical climate in a business.
The Importance of Ethics Policies, Training & Reporting Programs in the Workplace Video explains why ethics policies can be assets.
Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples Lesson introduces the idea of organizational citizenship and how it influences behavior.
What Is Managerial Ethics? -Definition & Examples Students learn how to apply ethics in management.
Managing Ethical Behavior in the Workplace Students learn tips for fostering ethical behavior in business relationships.
Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations Video offers tips for managing a diverse group of employees.
Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making Students consider the decision making processes of groups and applications of ethics.
What is Discrimination? - Definition, Examples and Quiz Lesson defines discrimination and offers examples.
What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices Students learn about workplace discrimination.
What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection Students consider the importance and legal implications of the Whistleblower Act.
Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace Lesson describes affirmative action policies and influence on workplace diversity.
Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment Students study the factors contributing to hostile work environments, including sexual harassment.
Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business Students consider the advantages to be gained from diversity in global organizations.
Americans With Disabilities Act in Business: Definition, Summary & Regulations Lesson outlines the history and impact of the ADA.
Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety Students learn about the privacy, safety, and other rights of employees.
Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance Lesson discusses the ethical issues that can arise in human resources management.
External Factors Impacting HRM Students consider the influences affecting human resources management.
Ethical Development: Stages, Training and Quiz Students explore the stages of ethical development and training applications.

22 Lessons in Chapter 5: The Relationship Between Employer & Employees
Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

1. Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

This lesson will help you understand the factors that affect ethical behavior in the workplace and allow you to consider your own ethical decision making standards.

Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

2. Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

In this lesson, you will learn how an ethical and positive culture can be created in an organization and why it is important for organizations to establish an ethical and positive culture.

Functions of Organizational Culture

3. Functions of Organizational Culture

In this lesson, you will learn about the four functions of organizational culture and the impact these functions have on the members of an organization.

Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement

4. Organizational Ethical Climate: Definition, Issues & Improvement

Organizational ethical climate refers to the moral atmosphere of the work environment and the level of ethics practiced within a company. Instrumental, caring, law and order, rules, and independence are the five types of ethical climate that can exist in an organization.

The Importance of Ethics Policies, Training & Reporting Programs in the Workplace

5. The Importance of Ethics Policies, Training & Reporting Programs in the Workplace

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of ethics policies, training and reporting programs in the workplace that help provide safeguards to maintain an ethical environment.

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples

6. Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples

Organizational citizenship is a concept that all companies wish to have but very few can actually achieve. It is rooted in individual employees' view of the company and how they associate themselves with it.

What Is Managerial Ethics? -Definition & Examples

7. What Is Managerial Ethics? -Definition & Examples

Managers are called on to make ethical decisions on the job every day. But, how do they know they are making the right decision? Let's take a look at managerial ethics and how it's applied in the workplace.

Managing Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

8. Managing Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

Ethics are important in the business world. In this lesson, you will learn the techniques that managers use to command ethical behavior in the workplace.

Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

9. Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

Diversity is all around us and is a huge part of the business climate today. All companies strive for diversity, so they can have a unique perspective and look at issues through the eyes of their employees. This lesson will address diversity in a global setting.

Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making

10. Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making

Culture and ethics impact how groups interact and, thus, how they make decisions. In this lesson, we will talk about culture and ethics in a group setting.

What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples

11. What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples

Discrimination is the act of treating someone differently or unjustly based upon some characteristic. Learn about legal and illegal discrimination, federal laws that protect us from being discriminated against, and more.

What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

12. What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

Employment discrimination is the unfair treatment of employees based on prejudices. The forms of discrimination can be dependent upon equal pay compensation, sexual orientation, national origin/language, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age and race.

What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

13. What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

A whistleblower is an employee that reports an employer's misconduct. There are laws that protect whistleblowers from being fired or mistreated for reporting misconduct. One of these laws is the Whistleblower Protection Act. This lesson explains the Whistleblower Protection Act and other laws that protect whistleblowers.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

14. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.

Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

15. Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

Sexual harassment is a very real and sensitive issue in the workplace. In this lesson, we will discuss sexual harassment, what it means and what it can do to the work environment.

Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business

16. Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business

Organizations are currently more focused on training their staff to understand diversity. In this lesson, we will look at diversity training in global organizations.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults

17. The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults

In this lesson, we will imagine life before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the perspective of a person who has survived a stroke. You will also learn why the ADA specifically benefits older adults.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

18. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.

Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

19. Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

Unethical behavior from a business can create problems with regulators and have adverse effects on a company's bottom line. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical issues relevant to HR and the importance of ethical organizational behavior.

External Factors Impacting HRM

20. External Factors Impacting HRM

Businesses don't operate in a bubble and neither does human resource management. In this lesson, you'll learn about some important external factors that impact human resource management. A short quiz follows the lesson.

What Is a 360 Degree Appraisal? - Definition & Examples

21. What Is a 360 Degree Appraisal? - Definition & Examples

Have you heard of a 360 degree appraisal? Do you know what it is and how it fits in with the employee review process? In this lesson, you'll learn what it is, why companies do them, and the steps in the 360 degree appraisal process.

Ethical Development: Stages & Training

22. Ethical Development: Stages & Training

In this lesson, we will define the different stages of ethical development and look at specific examples. We will then explore the ways that businesses promote ethical behavior and provide ethics training for their employees.

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