The employee perspective on HR practices: A systematic literature review, integration and outlook

Jeske Van Beurden*, Karina Van De Voorde, Marc Van Veldhoven

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Abstract

With the growing number of studies investigating employee perceptions of HR practices, the field of SHRM is challenged with monitoring how cumulative insights develop. This paper presents a systematic review on employee perceptions of HR practices in terms of 1) how they are examined (as an antecedent, mediator, or outcome), 2) the theoretical perspectives that explain this construct, and 3) the type of conceptualizations of employee perceptions of HRM that have been used in the extant SHRM research. The findings illustrate how scattered current approaches are in terms of how employee perceptions of HRM have been examined. In addition, a range of theoretical frameworks that advocate and support the employee perspective on HRM have been used, showing that a single perspective on employee perceptions of HRM seems infeasible. Finally, a variety of descriptive and evaluative conceptualizations have been used. Recommendations and avenues for future research to gain a more comprehensive understanding of employee perceptions of HRM are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages35
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Early online date2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

Keywords

  • Strategic human resource management
  • employee perceptions of HR practices
  • systematic literature review
  • theoretical perspectives
  • conceptualizations
  • research agenda
  • PERFORMANCE WORK SYSTEMS
  • HUMAN-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • MEDIATING ROLE
  • JOB DEMANDS
  • PERSON-ORGANIZATION
  • PROCEDURAL JUSTICE
  • MODERATING ROLE
  • BLACK-BOX
  • INVOLVEMENT
  • ATTITUDES

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