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State the areas in human resource management where ethical problems may arise. What are the qualities essential in a good personnel manager? Explain in the light of business ethics.

The discussions on ethical issues that may arise in the employment relationship, including the ethics of discrimination, and employees' rights and duties are commonly seen in the business ethics texts. While some argue that there are certain inalienable rights of workplace such as a right to work, a right to privacy, a right to be paid in accordance with comparable worth, a right not to be the victim of discrimination, others claim that these rights are negotiable.

Some of the important qualities required in any personnel manger may be summarized below:
  1. Sense of Vocation
  2. Sense of Social responsibility
  3. Capacity for Leadership
  4. Personnel Integrity
  5. Capacity for Persuasion
  6. Personality
  7. Public Speech
  8. Facial Expression
  9. Spontaneity of Speech
  10. Personal dignity
  11. Courtesy and social awareness
  12. Foresightedness

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