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The role of HR practices in developing employee resilience: A case study from the Pakistani telecommunications sector

Khan, Zaheer, Rao-Nicholson, Rekha, Akhtar, Pervaiz, Tarba, Shlomo Y., Ahammad, Mohammad F., Vorley, Tim (2019) The role of HR practices in developing employee resilience: A case study from the Pakistani telecommunications sector. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (8). pp. 1342-1369. ISSN 0958-5192. (doi:10.1080/09585192.2017.1316759)

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Abstract

There has been increasing interest in understanding the factors that contribute to the development of employee resilience. Despite such interest, there is a dearth of research examining the contributory role played by HR practices in enhancing employee resilience. Looking at the context of Pakistan’s telecommunications sector and deploying a qualitative methodology, this paper examines the impact of HR practices on employee resilience. The findings indicate that four key areas of HR practices—job design, information sharing and flow within an organisation, employee benefits (monetary as well as non-monetary), and employee development opportunities—enable the development of employee resilience. Consequently, the effective implementation of HR practices in these areas has been the key factor for the development of employee resilience.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1316759
Uncontrolled keywords: HR practices, resilience, Pakistan, emerging economies, telecommunications sector
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Zaheer Khan
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 15:08 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 09:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61033 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Khan, Zaheer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5538-3123
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