In the eyes of the beholder: the HRM capabilities of the HR function as perceived by managers and professionals

Sofia John, Ingmar Björkman

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Abstract

This study investigated factors influencing line managers' and professionals' perceptions of the HRM capabilities of the HR function. Using a sample of 913 managers and professionals in subsidiaries of 11 Nordic multinational corporations, we tested the extent to which features of the unit's HRM system, attitudes of the unit's general manager and characteristics of the HR manager helped explain the perceived HRM capabilities. The analysis revealed that perceived HRM practice visibility and HRM inducements (the link between individual performance and HRM-related benefits) were strong predictors of individual perceptions of the HR function's HRM capabilities. The use of e-HRM and the most senior manager's attitudes towards the unit's HRM practices were also significantly related to perceived HRM capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalHuman Resource Management Journal
Volume25
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)424-442
ISSN0954-5395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25.06.2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management

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