International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment (6 papers in press)
Developing and Managing Young Talent: Framework of Talent Management Strategies for Gen Y
by Poonam Jindal, Mohsin Shaikh
Abstract: With talent management becoming an area of growing concern in literature, the purpose of this paper is to investigate talent management strategies for Gen Y through literature. Generation Y has specific traits, needs and expectations and it is vital that organizations understand these when looking to attract and retain them. The paper deals with defining who Generation Ys are how do they behave and what motivates them in organizations. The paper is based on an extensive study of journals, research papers, articles, books and online information. The paper identifies the unique features of Gen Y employees and develops strategies to manage their motivation for better results at workplace. It concludes that there is no extra effort required towards the achievement of this goal. All that is required is an innovative thought process and empathetic understanding of the nature of Gen Y. With these two strategies, their performance at work can be drastically improved. The paper further elaborates strategies which are required to attract, develop and retain this young talent. Though similar efforts were made by previous authors, no consolidated framework had been designed. As this paper develops such a framework, it is original in contribution and adds immense value to the existing literature and to the managers.
Keywords: Gen Y; Talent Management; Motivation; Strategies; Engagement; Personality characteristics; Millennial; Talent Retention; Self Assured; Tech Savvy.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE IN SINGAPORE
by Huong Ha, Jim Jose
Abstract: Singapore is as a very small city-state with limited human and natural resources. It has successfully moved from a developing to a newly developed country, and has maintained its economic viability during many global economic crises. Effective governance and management of resources has been a key factor in ensuring national survival. However, its formal democratic processes have been considered limited, especially in terms of public participation. Given that effective governance often presupposes some degree of public participation this paper explores the role of public participation in the management of the environment in Singapore. It aims to identify (i) the availability of information about environmental laws and regulations, environmental issues, environmental conditions and other relevant information regarding environmental management, (ii) opportunities for citizens to provide input and comments about environmental issues, and (iii) opportunities for citizens to exchange their ideas with others.
Keywords: E-democracy; e-government; environmental management; e-participation; multi-sector governance; public participation; public sector; private sector; civil society; e-citizen; Singapore.
Interaction between tolerance levels of people and adoption of Green Supply Chain Management practices: an empirical case study in the domestic appliances industry
by Mani Maran
Abstract: To establish the scenario of adopting GSCM practices by navigating into the gateway of reality for sustainable environment. To understand the connection between tolerance level of people and adoption of GSCM practices and thereby investigating the perceptions of different pressure groups. The work relies on survey results taken in different pressure groups for domestic appliance industry. Survey questionnaire was developed and responses were taken in the form of likert scale for 167 respondents. Survey results explain that adoption of GSCM practices is not much explained and some sections of people are not able to tolerate the practices. Either they dont care for environment and dont know about GSCM. The paper discusses the lifestyle ofrnpeople and its interaction with environmental remedy. This paper brings new insights on perceptions of regulatory, customer, shareholder and community pressure groups towards adoption of GSCM practices. Survey research method is limited to domestic appliances sector and results may vary when tolerance level of people changes. Fluctuation in lifestyle of people to adapt to changes is a limitation in this paper. The paper brings out new insights on different categories of people. New findings are given on thoughts to deal with prejudices of people. Future research is suggested to find missing links to develop this body of literature.
Keywords: Green Supply Chain Management – tolerance – people – prejudices – pressure groups - fluctuation.
Construction and initial validation of a scale of attachment to work objects -WOAS
by Liliane Rioux, Fabrizio Scrima, Dalel Bouzid
Abstract: This article presents the results of a series of five studies to construct and validate a Workplace Objects Attachment Scale-WOAS. 851 people employed in various professional sectors (health, education or services) participated in five successive studies. A questionnaire of attachment to objects in the workplace was constructed, based on Scrimas research (2015) and taking a qualitative approach (Study 1). Study 2 revealed that the questionnaire has a unidimensional factor structure, which was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis (Study 3). The questionnaire was shown to have good reliability, as evaluated by its temporal stability over a time span of three weeks (Study 4). As expected, we found positive links between the WOAS and the emotional dimensions of the Workplace Attachment Scale, Organizational Commitment Scale, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour scale, and a negative link between workplace object attachment and the intention to leave the organization (Study 5).
Keywords: scale; attachment to objects; workplace; reliability; validity.
Green HRM, Work-life and Environment Performance
by Deepak Bangwal, Prakash Tiwari, Pankaj Chamola
Abstract: In Recent years the organizations have become more awake of the vital role played by green initiatives. This paper seeks to examine how Green human resource management (GHRM) contributes to the environmental performance (EPF) through employee work-life. Based on a comprehensive literature review on Green HRM and environmental performance, a theoretical model was proposed for investigation in which direct and indirect effects of green HRM (GHRM) on environmental performance (EPF) were tested relying on a survey data collected from 356 employees of LEED certified companies using structural equation modelling (SEM) methodology as prescribed by Hair et al., (1998). The results evidenced significant mediation effect of work-life in the relationship of Green human resource management (GHRM) and environmental performance(EPF), however the mediation via private life could not be supported. Finally, the paper discusses implications of findings to the practitioners and direction for future research.
Keywords: Green HRM; Green HRM practices; Working-life; Private-life and Environmental Performance.
Environmental satisfaction at work of university administrative staff and integration of the university in the town
by Eva Moffat, Dalel Bouzid, Liliane Rioux
Abstract: The aim of our study is to evaluate the satisfaction of university staff with their work environment as a function of relationships of the university with its host town. The ESET (a scale of satisfaction with the work environment) was administered to 342 administrative staff working in three French universities. When compared with data collected from an inventory assessing the universitys role in the local community, our results, while needing to be qualified, show that staff show greater satisfaction with their work environment when the university is less integrated in the town.
Keywords: Environmental satisfaction; occupational psychology; environmental psychology; university staff; integration in the town.