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Effects of green human resource management: testing a moderated mediation model

Richa Chaudhary (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 16 August 2019

Issue publication date: 30 December 2020



The purpose of this paper is to examine organizational attractiveness as a mechanism through which adoption of green human resource management (GHRM) practices affects potential employees’ intent to pursue career in an organization. Specifically, an integrative moderated mediation model with employees’ personal environmental orientation as moderator of the above-stated relationship was proposed.


The sample comprised 172 final-year engineering students registered in a four-year undergraduate program in one of the top higher education institutes in India. SPSS 24 was used to test the moderated mediation model with the help of hierarchical regression procedures.


Results provided support for the moderated mediation model in which the indirect effect of GHRM on job pursuit intention through organizational attractiveness was moderated by environmental orientation of prospective applicants.

Practical implications

Results highlight the potential of GHRM in turning the organizations into talent magnets. This knowledge will motivate practitioners to effectively integrate GHRM with human resource policies, practices and employee initiatives for attracting quality applicants.


This research by presenting the positive outcomes of GHRM for the organizations contributes to scant academic literature on sustainable human resource management which is deficient with regard to knowledge around its consequences.



Chaudhary, R. (2021), "Effects of green human resource management: testing a moderated mediation model", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 70 No. 1, pp. 201-216.



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