The paper "Sue Davenport - Human Resource Director" is a perfect example of a human resources case study. The case study that is assigned to me is about Sue Davenport, who is a human resource director. The case explains the dilemma in which she stuck because she does not want to lose her job because of her integrity. The whole scenario explains the shocking dilemma in which Sue Davenport a human resource director and the Robert Drew the senior internal auditor were unable to take any disciplinary action against the senior vice-president of the company Dan Murphy.
Dan Murphy has caught by the senior internal auditor because of his fraudulent activities and abusing the company’ s money. At the same time, when Sue and Robert both the directors talk to the CEO about Dan Murphy’ s misuse of company’ s money the CEO in return didn’ t believe them but at the very next day when he thought about the habits of the Dan Murphy as he knew well because Dan was his best friend, he decided to take the case in front of Auditor committee but all the efforts of both of the direct and the CEO wasted because Dan Murphy is a senior and hardworking member of the organization and company could not bear the loss by firing a senior vice president.
The committee and senior management considered Dan Murphy an asset of the Company. Both Sue Davenport and Robert got appreciation from the company because of their numerous efforts to save every penny of the company from misuse, but at the same time, Dan Murphy had not been dismissed or fired.
Such a dilemma was very bewildering for the Susan because according to her the disciplinary actions should be taken for all in equally, but by stretching Dan Murphy’ issue can also become a reason of her dismal so by considering her personal needs she did not want to stretch it more. Important issues discussed in the Case Consequently, from the whole Dilemma in which Sue had trapped, there are many issues that come under consideration. The issues are abusing company’ s money, violation of an ethical code of conduct, questions about the integrity of top management, the power of taking action of the Human Resource director, misusing the power, the dominance of the personal life over the organizational decision, inequality in disciplinary action, ignore the mistakes of the senior members and many others.
The case reflects many issues, but all the issues come under one category, which is ethical issues. Similarly, it also explains the role of the senior manager is very important for the company because senior managers are the leaders of the organization if the leader will not be capable enough, it can affect the credibility of the organization in many ways.
Therefore, maintaining the trust and showing honesty with the policies and code of conduct of the company is the duty of every member in the organization. If one person does not abide by the ethical code and conduct of the company can also affect the behavior of the other members of the organization. In the next section, the detailed discussion on the issues that are mentioned in the case has been done and moreover, the response which includes the responses or suggestion that can help the Sue and Robert to solve this dilemma.
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