Implementing Human Resource Management Successfully: A First-Line Management Challenge

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

In this paper we will address the success of Human Resource Management (HRM) implementation, concentrating not on the HR function but on first-line managers. First-line managers find implementing HR practices at the operational level difficult and show reluctance with their HR responsibilities. However, they have become increasingly responsible for the implementation of HRM and thus, their performance is critical for HRM effectiveness. Previous research pointed to five factors that could lead to HRM implementation difficulties. Four case studies in four different multinational business units are presented here to investigate the salience of these factors. Results show that first-line managers perceive four of the five factors hindering, but that the challenges faced vary per business unit.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)256-273
Number of pages18
JournalManagement revue
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Strategic HRM
  • HRM Implementation
  • HRM Effectiveness
  • First-line Managers
  • IR-101144
  • METIS-232695
  • Operational HRM

Cite this

@article{21710e165de3408f92b6b0f034b95e40,
title = "Implementing Human Resource Management Successfully: A First-Line Management Challenge",
abstract = "In this paper we will address the success of Human Resource Management (HRM) implementation, concentrating not on the HR function but on first-line managers. First-line managers find implementing HR practices at the operational level difficult and show reluctance with their HR responsibilities. However, they have become increasingly responsible for the implementation of HRM and thus, their performance is critical for HRM effectiveness. Previous research pointed to five factors that could lead to HRM implementation difficulties. Four case studies in four different multinational business units are presented here to investigate the salience of these factors. Results show that first-line managers perceive four of the five factors hindering, but that the challenges faced vary per business unit.",
keywords = "Strategic HRM, HRM Implementation, HRM Effectiveness, First-line Managers, IR-101144, METIS-232695, Operational HRM",
author = "Bos-Nehles, {Anna Christina} and {van Riemsdijk}, Maarten and Looise, {Jan C.}",
year = "2006",
language = "Undefined",
volume = "17",
pages = "256--273",
journal = "Management revue",
issn = "0935-9915",
publisher = "Rainer Hampp Verlag",
number = "3",

}

Implementing Human Resource Management Successfully: A First-Line Management Challenge. / Bos-Nehles, Anna Christina; van Riemsdijk, Maarten; Looise, Jan C.

In: Management revue, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2006, p. 256-273.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Implementing Human Resource Management Successfully: A First-Line Management Challenge

AU - Bos-Nehles, Anna Christina

AU - van Riemsdijk, Maarten

AU - Looise, Jan C.

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - In this paper we will address the success of Human Resource Management (HRM) implementation, concentrating not on the HR function but on first-line managers. First-line managers find implementing HR practices at the operational level difficult and show reluctance with their HR responsibilities. However, they have become increasingly responsible for the implementation of HRM and thus, their performance is critical for HRM effectiveness. Previous research pointed to five factors that could lead to HRM implementation difficulties. Four case studies in four different multinational business units are presented here to investigate the salience of these factors. Results show that first-line managers perceive four of the five factors hindering, but that the challenges faced vary per business unit.

AB - In this paper we will address the success of Human Resource Management (HRM) implementation, concentrating not on the HR function but on first-line managers. First-line managers find implementing HR practices at the operational level difficult and show reluctance with their HR responsibilities. However, they have become increasingly responsible for the implementation of HRM and thus, their performance is critical for HRM effectiveness. Previous research pointed to five factors that could lead to HRM implementation difficulties. Four case studies in four different multinational business units are presented here to investigate the salience of these factors. Results show that first-line managers perceive four of the five factors hindering, but that the challenges faced vary per business unit.

KW - Strategic HRM

KW - HRM Implementation

KW - HRM Effectiveness

KW - First-line Managers

KW - IR-101144

KW - METIS-232695

KW - Operational HRM

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 256

EP - 273

JO - Management revue

JF - Management revue

SN - 0935-9915

IS - 3

ER -