Assessing the impact of green human resource management practices on sustainable performance in Palestinian healthcare organizations: An empirical study
Mousa, Sharifa M.
جامعة النجاح الوطنية
Over the past few years, organisations have faced pressure from stakeholders to adopt environmentally friendly business practices, where it is becoming critical to identify green practices that boost sustainability. This study aims to investigate the level of GHRM implementation in Palestinian healthcare organizations. The relationship between GHRM bundle practices and sustainable performance is studied. A mixed research approach is conducted using both qualitative and quantitative methods through conducting 14 semi-structured interviews with HR managers from various classifications of healthcare organizations in the West Bank. However, a survey used as an instrument for qualitative methods for data collection from 68 healthcare organizations that have using GHRM practices at different managerial levels. The collected data are analyzed using the partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-3). The findings revealed that green human resource management practices are implemented at moderate level in healthcare organizations. Identification and prioritization of the green practices were applied, where the most influence practices were “green hiring”, and “green training and involvement” whereas the least influential green practice was "Green performance and rewards”. In addition, the findings revealed that green human resource management practices have a positive effect on the sustainable performance. A model was developed to provide a policy maker with basic guidelines on how to influence green human resource management practices to boost employees’ commitment in healthcare organizations for maximized sustainable performance. As revealed from the literature of GHRM practices, there is no similar work which exploring the impact of green human resource management on the dimensions of sustainable performance in Palestinian healthcare organizations based on evidence from an emerging economy. Moreover, the role of HR practices as a unique business partner to enhance green behaviors and the sustainable performance is clarified.