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Going green: increasing organizational attractiveness via sustainable practices and environmentally-conscious recruitment

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 3 August 2021

Issue publication date: 19 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

In an increasingly environmentally aware world, businesses are progressively obliged to mitigate harmful effects of their operations on the environment. Integrating sustainable practices with human resource management leads to environmentally aware employees. Green human resource management (GHRM) practices can be used in the recruitment process to attract quality prospective employees. A company with higher GHRM appears a more reputable and responsible employer and has higher attractiveness to candidates. They in turn have higher job pursuit intentions. This is strengthened when the candidate themselves has high environmental values and attitudes, leading to better person-organization fit, increased performance and competitor advantage.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2021), "Going green: increasing organizational attractiveness via sustainable practices and environmentally-conscious recruitment", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 45-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-06-2021-0131

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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