A Meta-Analysis of Relationships Between Human Resource Practices and Organizational Outcomes

Hanks, Steven H.
January 2013
People & Strategy;2013, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
The article reports on findings of a meta-analysis drawing upon 116 studies on the relationship between human resource (HR) practices and firm performance in 2013. It states that key HR outcomes include human capital, which can help firms outpace competitors, employee motivation, which encourages productive behavior, voluntary employee turnover and operational outcomes. All of these reportedly fully mediated the relationship between opportunity-enhancing HR practices and financial outcomes.


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