Green human resource management: need of the modern era
Afzal Hassan Khan
Recently, there has been observed an increasing awareness within business communities on the significance of going green and adopting various environment management techniques. As the corporate world is going global, the business is experiencing a shift from a conventional financial structure to a modern capacity-based economy which is ready to explore green economic facets of business. Today, Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) has become a key business strategy for the significant organizations where Human Resource Departments play an active part in going green at the office. It refers to using every employee to support sustainable practices and increase employee awareness, commitments and involvement on the issue of sustainability. This paper largely focuses upon the various Green Human Resource Practices pursued by the organizations all over the world and, explains the simplified meaning of GHRM. The review finds considerable evidence of the positive impact of EI in EM with evidence of an association with the key outcomes of efficient use of resources, reduced waste and pollution, and also some evidence of a positive impact on employee outcomes such as increased job satisfaction. The study also adds to the extant literature by discussing future direction of some GHRM functions. In the outcomes, the paper suggests some potentially prolific HR initiatives for Green organizations.