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Chantelle Solomon (Stellenbosch University), Salome van Coller-Peter1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Stellenbosch University)
Orientation: Coaching has the potential to align the expectations between young millennial professionals and their organisations as coaching in a business context should result in mutually beneficial outcomes valued by both the coachee and the organisation. Research purpose: The research reported in this article explored how coaching contributes to the alignment of the psychological contract between an organisation and the young millennial professional. Motivation for the study: The work-related...
Honest Mupani (Great Zimbabwe University), Crispen Chipunza7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Central University of Technology)
Orientation: Small businesses’ contribution to economic growth and employment creation cannot be disputed in South Africa, amid operating in an environment that is highly competitive and reports of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) high failure rates, in general. In view of this, and to our knowledge, no known theoretical study has been conducted in South Africa examining how certain environmental factors might influence the use of appropriate resourcing strategies for improved small busin...
Tonja Blom (NWU: North-West University), Yvonne du Plessis7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NWU: North-West University),
Hamid H. Kazeroony (Walden University)
Orientation: Diversity management, focusing on developing and appreciating diverse ideas and building relations among diverse employees, and new electronic human resource management (e-HRM) approaches to employees, often leave employees feeling disrespected and indignant. Thus, instead of human resource practitioners, harnessing the strategic role of e-HRM towards value creation for people and organisation, e-HRM has taken a dehumanising turn. Research purpose: This research questioned how techn...
Published on Sep 19, 2019in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Zelda Burger (Stellenbosch University), Salome van Coller-Peter1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Stellenbosch University)
Orientation: Multi-stakeholder contracting provides a platform for the coaching stakeholders: the individual being coached (client), the organisation (sponsor and line manager) and the coach for achieving aligned outcomes within executive coaching. Contracting is not optimally implemented by stakeholders in all three phases of executive coaching (commencement, execution and conclusion). Research purpose: The research’s purpose was to develop a guiding framework for multi-stakeholder contracting ...
Published on Sep 5, 2019in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Maahierah Satardien (UWC: University of the Western Cape), Rukhsana Jano1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UWC: University of the Western Cape),
Bright Mahembe5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UWC: University of the Western Cape)
Orientation: Turnover intention, a precursor of employee turnover, comprises some of the challenges experienced by the 21st-century organisation – the aviation industry has not been spared. Research purpose: The primary goal of this study was to conduct an analysis of the relationships between perceived organisational support (POS), organisational commitment and turnover intention at a selected organisation within the aviation industry. Motivation for the study: Relatively, little attention has ...
Published on Sep 5, 2019in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Nhamo Mashavira (Central University of Technology), Crispen Chipunza7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Central University of Technology),
Dennis Yao Dzansi4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Central University of Technology)
Orientation: Regardless of the contribution done by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in modern economies, and the critical role managerial interpersonal competencies play in sustaining these enterprises, no known comparative study has been conducted in SMEs in developing economies. Research purpose: This study purposed to establish the impact of managerial interpersonal competencies on SME performance as measured by innovation and return on investment (ROI) in both family-owned SMEs (FO...
Published on Sep 2, 2019in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Pheagane I. Modipane (NWU: North-West University), Petrus A. Botha1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NWU: North-West University),
Tonja Blom (NWU: North-West University)
Orientation: The implementation of the performance management system (PMS) within a specific North-West provincial government department appears to be ineffective. Research purpose: To measure employees’ perceived effectiveness of the PMS. Motivation for the study: Employees’ experiences of employee PMSs may be different from that which it intends. The motivation for this study was to quantify employees’ perceptions of PMS effectiveness. Research approach/design and method: The researchers used ...
Published on Aug 27, 2019in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Willard Nyamubarwa (Central University of Technology), Crispen Chipunza7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Central University of Technology)
Orientation: This article argues that the best practice approach (BPA) to HRM fails to capture the peculiarities of HR practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The article instead articulates the view that the different and unique traits inherent in SMEs firms allows the firms to adopt distinct HR practices, which may not cohere with the prescriptive one-size-fits-all view which BPA advocates. Research purpose: The article aims to further the thesis that the long-held BPA approach...
Published on Aug 27, 2019in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Martina Kotzé5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of the Free State),
Petrus Nel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of the Free State)
Orientation: Mining companies are major sources of employment in South Africa. Withstanding the challenges that the mining industry faces, maintaining work engagement of employees is essential to success in this context. Research purpose: To investigate the mediating effect of job and personal resources (in parallel and serial) in the relationship between the job demands and work engagement of employees at two iron-ore mines in a remote South African locale. Motivation for the study: Most South ...
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