TITLE

UNION STATUS, ORGANISATION SIZE AND PROGRESSIVE DECISION-MAKING IDEOLOGY AS PREDICTORS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

AUTHOR(S)
Wagar, Terry H.
PUB. DATE
April 1996
SOURCE
International Journal of Employment Studies;Apr1996, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the incidence of ten specific human resource management practices and investigates whether the presence of such practices is related to the union status, size and progressive decision-making ideology of the organisation. Based on data from almost 650 large Canadian employers, the results indicated that unionised firms were more likely to have a pension plan and an EAP program but less likely to conduct employee attitude surveys. All ten HRM practices were strongly related to organisation size while progressive decision-making ideology was most strongly associated with an orientation program, an EAP program, total quality management, and the conducting of employee attitude surveys.
ACCESSION #
22681475

 

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