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International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment

International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment (IJEWE)

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International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment (5 papers in press)

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  • Mandatory CSR and employer branding: competitive advantage for Indian organisations   Order a copy of this article
    by Sunil Budhiraja 
    Abstract: Coincidentally, both mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employer branding (EB) are in a nascent stage in India and their integration can become a competitive advantage. The article draws from the existing status of mandatory CSR in India, performs a review of the extant literature and presents linkage of mandatory CSR and EB systematically. The locus of article lies in the implementation framework of mandatory CSR while keeping employer branding in the driver seat. The findings of the study suggest that mandatory CSR has enforced organisations to invest money on social projects, whereas most of the organisations are still struggling with internal motivation to sustain and steer this investment. Employer branding can become a source of motivation to leverage the investment mandated for CSR and this integration can provide a competitive advantage in the long run. The recommendations made in this study may not be directly useful to the organisations which are voluntarily spending on social and environmental issues.
    Keywords: mandatory CSR; employer branding; sustainable advantage; social projects; India.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2021.10036027
  • A comparative study on the impact of artificial intelligence on employment opportunities for university graduates in Germany and the Netherlands: AI opportunities and risks   Order a copy of this article
    by Muhammad Abdul Rauf, Muhammad Ashfaq, Rashedul Hasan, Md Abu Manju 
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is leading a major transformation in employment through advances in disruptive technologies. This paper aims to uncover the state of AI implementation and its impact on employment trends in Germany and the Netherlands. With new types of jobs emerging due to AI, it is pertinent that a deeper analysis of the opportunities, benefits, risks and other related issues raised by this phenomenon are thoughtfully elaborated and explained. The fresh graduates are a major part of the future labour pool/workforce and any company's vital human capital composite. We wanted to know if university graduates believe that AI will take away their jobs or eliminate jobs? A quantitative analysis was carried out based on the data collected from more than 400 German and Dutch participants using a quantitative-structured questionnaire. The findings are important especially in restructuring the workplace in the wake of AI and concerned prospective employees.
    Keywords: artificial intelligence; automation; employment opportunities; HRM transformation; Industry 4.0; robotisation; university students/graduates.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2021.10037212
  • How social performance indicators and leadership contribute to the development of non-profits an approach to long-term care homes   Order a copy of this article
    by Ana Alves, Amélia Carvalho, Marisa R. Ferreira 
    Abstract: Presently, non-profit organisations (NPOs) are increasingly representative in society and largely contribute to the economic and social development of countries. This development is linked to the creation of social value through their proximity to citizens, flexibility, and sensitive format, since most NPOs are service providers. Our paper focuses on long-term care (LTC) homes, a very particular type of NPO, and aims to understand how social performance indicators and leadership contribute to the development of such organisations. For that purpose, we will identify the most important social performance indicators and the main leadership characteristics. Our results provide a better understanding of the non-profit sector, and we intend to raise awareness to the importance of NPO boards’ characteristics and leadership traits, emphasising the need for a more professionalised NPO management style.
    Keywords: non-profits organisations; NPOs; social performance indicators; leadership; long-term care homes; LTC.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2021.10040843
  • Environmental Sustainability: Management Perception in Oil and Gas Industry in Libya   Order a copy of this article
    by Nahg AbdulMajid Alawi, Khairi Masaud 
    Abstract: This study aims to examine the environmental sustainability perceptions of corporate managers in oil and gas industry in Libya and the factors that effect this perception. Based on primary data collected via a self-administered survey sent to 274 managerial and executive level and analysed using descriptive means and regression. The result shows that managers have high level of environmental sustainability perception. The results also show that only educational level have a positive and significant impact on managers environmental sustainability perceptions. Limitation of this study is noted including the generalizability of the findings within organisation in Libya. The study has bridged the literature gaps in such that it offers empirical evidence and new insights on environmental sustainability body of knowledge which could be used to further improvement of the environmental sustainability perception in oil and gas companies in Libya.
    Keywords: Environmental Sustainability; Management Perceptions; Oil and Gas; Libya.

  • The study of green human resource management practices in Indian organizations and its relationship with green culture and environmental performance   Order a copy of this article
    by Yasmeen Shamsi Rizvi, Raksha Garg 
    Abstract: This paper contributes to the extant literature on green human resource management relying on the instrumental value of strategic human resource management, which means involving the human resource in overcoming business challenges and fulfilling the long-term business objectives. Following this concept, green human resource management means deploying human resource strategies for fulfilling the environment management objectives of the organization. Many researchers have propounded that green human resource management can improve the environmental performance of an organization. Thus, the objective of this paper is to study the relationship of green human resource management strategies with environmental performance. Since studies have found that a strong sustainability culture can support the sustainability initiatives of a company, we have introduced environmental sustainability culture as a mediating variable. We conducted both qualitative study (in the form of interviews) and quantitative study (multiple regression analysis) to get a deeper understanding of the topic in light of Indian industries. With a sample size of 120 top-level human resource managers working in Indian manufacturing companies, we found that green human resource management strategies had a significant impact on environmental performance. Also, the result of mediation analysis showed that there is a partial mediation of environmental sustainability culture on the relationship between all the green human resource management variables and environmental performance. The study, therefore, shows the importance of green human resource management strategies and culture in improving the environmental performance of manufacturing organizations.
    Keywords: Green human resource management; environment; sustainability culture; strategies; green training; green recruitment and selection; green employee engagement.