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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,000+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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Professional Integrity and Ethics

Professional integrity and ethical behaviour is crucial for personal credibility and professional success within the business world.

As personal credibility will allow you to build effective relationships based on mutual respect and trust, delivering to deadlines and achieving results.  Professional integrity means that you will operate in a professional and ethical manner within the workforce, regardless of whatever situation you're faced with.

HRINZ has its own code of professional conduct and ethical behaviour that all members must agreed to. The standards and ethical behaviour states:

"The role of human resources practitioners is to provide professional knowledge, advice and support to their employer on the most effective use of the organisation's human resources.  Human Resource practioners are concerned with the achievement of the goals of the organisation as an industrial, commercial or public enterprise and as a social entity. 

Human Resources practitioners should have a clear understanding of the economic, financial, political and other factors which influence an organisation's success so that, as members of the management team or as professional advisers to management, they can take an active part in decision making at both strategic and operational management levels.  In the public interest and in the pursuit of its objects, the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand is committed to the highest possible standards of professional conduct and competency. To this end, members are required to exercise integrity, honesty and appropriate behaviour in all their business, professional and related personal activities.

HRINZ Members must act ethically, within the law and must not encourage, assist or act in collusion with employers, employees or others who may be engaged in unethical or unlawful conduct. Human Resources practitioners working within an organisation should ensure that they work first and foremost for the organisation and not for any one individual."

To view the full code of professional and ethical behaviour please click on the link below.

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Disclaimer: This information has been written for and submitted to HRINZ for publication and has been published in good faith for the general information of HRINZ Members of the Institute. HRINZ accepts no legal responsibility for the contents of the Knowledge Base and appropriate professional advice and assistance should be sought in particular cases.

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