The Influence of Human Resource Practices on Organizational Commitment and Retention: Evidence from India

By Prabhakar Venugopal Gantasala and Ram Padmakumar.

Published by Organizational Cultures: An International Journal

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The authors explore the influence of human resource (HR) practices on organizational commitment and respondents’ willingness to stay with their organization. The HR practices considered for this study are person-organization fit, extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, job design, and training and career development.
HR managers were interviewed, followed by a structured questionnaire administered to respondents from an India-based organization. The research revolves around the premises that person-organization fit influences organizational commitment, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and job design, which positively influences organizational commitment, person-organization fit, extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, training, and career development influence intention to stay with the organization. While the other dimensions were found to positively influence organizational commitment, training and career development initiatives in the organization were not significantly influential on organizational commitment. Job design was found not to be significantly related to respondents’ intentions to stay.

Keywords: Organizational Commitment, Human Resource Practices, Job Design, Fit, Training, Career Development

Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp.1-15. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 295.927KB).

Dr. Prabhakar Venugopal Gantasala

Professor and Department Assessment Director, School of Business Management, New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan

Dr. Gantasala currently works as a professor in the School of Business in the New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan. He has fifteen years experience of working with different business schools in teaching, research and consultancy. He was conferred with the Prof. K. Venkat Reddy gold medal in MBA 1992–1994 by Sri Krishnadevaraya University. He was awarded with a Doctor of Philosophy in management for his dissertation, “Organizational Culture and Network Embeddedness”. He has a Bachelors degree in law with labor legislations as a specialization. He has published his research in different journals and presented his research work in human resource management, knowledge management, and organizational culture in various international conferences including the International Colloquium on Business and Management, Bangkok and the Oxford Round Table, Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He has actively undertaken consulting work for the the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and for the government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dr. Ram Padmakumar

Professor and Director of Experiential Education, School of Management, New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan

I am currently associated with the New York Institute of Technology as a professor in HR and OB with the School of Management. I have a Doctorate in management from the University of Mumbai, with more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting. I have been associated with the University of Mumbai, NIZWA College of Technology, Oman under the Ministry of Manpower, Sultanate of Oman, RMIT University, Vietnam, and currently with the New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan.