Promoting sustainable human resource management by reducing recruitment discrimination : A cross-cultural perspective

Irina Y. YU, Morgan X. YANG*, Haksin CHAN, Bradley R. BARNES

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Equality is an indispensable component in achieving sustainable human resource management. This research addresses an important yet under-researched global sustainable development issue—recruitment discrimination against immigrants (RDI). Using survey data on 2504 individual managers from 39 nations, we have found that voluntary association activity can reduce human resource managers' RDI by attenuating their out-group distrust. Moreover, we offer evidence that this beneficial effect of voluntary association activity is more pronounced in individualist than in collectivist countries. Our research sheds theoretical light on how recruitment bias and discrimination can be reduced, and it also provides practical guidance for global employers to achieve sustainable human resource management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-512
Number of pages10
JournalSustainable Development
Volume30
Issue number4
Early online date3 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding information: This research is supported by a research grant (grant No. UGC/IDS14/15) awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

Publisher Copyright: © 2021 ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords

  • cross-country analysis
  • equal employment
  • out-group distrust
  • sustainable human resource management
  • voluntary association activity

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