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Green candidate selection for organisational environmental management

Green candidate selection for organisational environmental management
Green candidate selection for organisational environmental management
Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to propose a new typological environmentally sustainable humanresources management evaluation framework to aid green candidate selection process for environmental management in developing economy local government agencies.
Design/methodology/approach–Presenting the narrative of developing economies local government context, this paper conducts an extensive review of relevant literature on green human resources management (GHRM) and green recruitment and selection.Findings–Drawing on Siyambalapitiya et al. (2018) and the resource-based theory (RBT), the paper proposes and discusses an evaluation framework for guiding organizations’ green candidate selection process. The framework comprises of seven stages which begins with“training recruiters on green candidate assessment”to“making selection decision and inducting selected candidate”on organization’s environmental management policies and practices, and its green values.
Research limitations/implications–Application of the proposed framework has implications for enhancing organizations’ efficiency, reducing cost, eliminating environment waste, as well as fostering green culture among employees. This paper also extends the strand of RBT by explaining how organizations could assess and select job applicants with significant intangible capability such as environmental management skills, knowledge and values to foster its competitive urge and sustainability.
Originality/value–This paper makes two main contribution to the GHRM literature. First, the paper proposes a new typological environmentally sustainable human resources management evaluation framework. Secondly, the paper focuses the framework on developing economies and local government organizations context, something that is currently non-existent.
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Adjei-Bamfo, Peter
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Adjei-Bamfo, Peter
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Osei, Jane
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Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov
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Adjei-Bamfo, Peter, Bempong, Bernard, Osei, Jane and Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov (2019) Green candidate selection for organisational environmental management. International Journal of Manpower. (doi:10.1108/IJM-10-2019-0480).

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Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to propose a new typological environmentally sustainable humanresources management evaluation framework to aid green candidate selection process for environmental management in developing economy local government agencies.
Design/methodology/approach–Presenting the narrative of developing economies local government context, this paper conducts an extensive review of relevant literature on green human resources management (GHRM) and green recruitment and selection.Findings–Drawing on Siyambalapitiya et al. (2018) and the resource-based theory (RBT), the paper proposes and discusses an evaluation framework for guiding organizations’ green candidate selection process. The framework comprises of seven stages which begins with“training recruiters on green candidate assessment”to“making selection decision and inducting selected candidate”on organization’s environmental management policies and practices, and its green values.
Research limitations/implications–Application of the proposed framework has implications for enhancing organizations’ efficiency, reducing cost, eliminating environment waste, as well as fostering green culture among employees. This paper also extends the strand of RBT by explaining how organizations could assess and select job applicants with significant intangible capability such as environmental management skills, knowledge and values to foster its competitive urge and sustainability.
Originality/value–This paper makes two main contribution to the GHRM literature. First, the paper proposes a new typological environmentally sustainable human resources management evaluation framework. Secondly, the paper focuses the framework on developing economies and local government organizations context, something that is currently non-existent.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 November 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 25 December 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 436783
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436783
ISSN: 0143-7720
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Date deposited: 08 Jan 2020 17:33
Last modified: 29 Oct 2023 02:16

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Author: Peter Adjei-Bamfo
Author: Bernard Bempong
Author: Jane Osei

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