Purpose – This article aims to put sustainability as a new step in the evolutionary pathway of human resource management (HRM). Design/methodology/approach – This article provides a literature review on the evolution of HRM and we reflected how HRM can contribute to organizational sustainability. Findings – The study presents a sustainable HRM as a new step in HRM evolution. The study argues that sustainable HRM is completely necessary to achieve sustainable organizations and a more sustainable society. Originality/value – Sustainability is becoming a key concept and a key element in the future of organizations, but little is known about the role of HRM in this process.
Business Strategy Series – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 6, 2011
Keywords: Sustainability; Human resource management; Evolution