Do individuals making staffing decisions have an ethical responsibility to know measurement issues related to human resources?

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Yes, hiring managers should be collaborating with human resources staff to determine the performance measurements used for each position in the company. Performance measurements typically determine an employee’s monetary raise, eligibility for advancement or promotion, and could ultimately result in termination of employment if the specific measurement standards are not met.

As managers hire individuals, the performance measurement expectations should be explicitly shared with the employee. Managers who fail to communicate the measurement standards to employees who are later terminated based on these measurements face the possibility of an unlawful termination lawsuit.

Additionally the subjective nature of most human resources measurements require the input...

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