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Shut the fridge door! HRM alignment, job redesign and energy performance

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posted on 01.02.2017 by Sian Christina, Andrew Dainty, Kevin Daniels, Olga Tregaskis, Patrick Waterson
Anchored within the strategic HRM and alignment literature, and drawing on efficiency and legitimacy perspectives of organisational behaviour, we investigated a Human Resource Management (HRM) intervention targeted at energy reduction goals in a large multinational retailer. The HRM intervention was focused on embedding the environmental and economic performance goals of the firm within the workplace through redesigning the job so that energy tasks were aligned with training and performance management systems, as well as organisational performance goals. Using a randomised control trial design, we tracked changes in energy behaviours and energy consumption in 769 retail stores (685 in the intervention condition, 84 in the control condition). The findings provide evidence that changing the alignment of HRM practices can influence both worker behaviour and organisational outcomes, including environmental outcomes. This work contributes to debates concerning the impact of HRM alignment to both the work and organisational performance context.

Funding

We would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering at Loughborough University for provision of a grant (number EP/G037272/1) to undertake this research project.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Human Resource Management Journal

Citation

CHRISTINA, S. ... et al, 2017. Shut the fridge door! HRM alignment, job redesign and energy performance. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(3), pp.382-402.

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Wiley (© the authors)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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06/01/2017

Publication date

2017

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This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The copyright line for this article was changed on 3rd March 2017 after original online publication.

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0954-5395

eISSN

1748-8583

Language

en

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