HR feeling pressure to act unethically

More than half under the gun to act improperly, according to a new study
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2003

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nron may have pushed business ethics to the front pages and therefore to the front burner at many organizations, but more than half of HR professionals have been pressured to act unethically in the last year, according to a new survey.

Of the 462 American HR professionals surveyed by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), 52 per cent said they felt at least some pressure to compromise their organization’s ethical standards. That’s up from 47 per cent in a similar poll six years ago.