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A qualitative exploration into the link between congruent HRM frames and employees’ trust in HRM: a case study at VanDrie Group

Polman, Lianne (2014) A qualitative exploration into the link between congruent HRM frames and employees’ trust in HRM: a case study at VanDrie Group.

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Abstract:The theoretical lens of cognitive frames is adopted to investigate the perceptions concerning HRM of HR professionals and line managers, through the investigation of their HRM frames. Employees’ attitudes about HRM are based on the messages they receive from HR professionals and line managers. Inconsistencies in these messages are likely to influence the level of employees’ trust in HRM. Therefore, the purpose is to explore the link between congruent HRM frames of HR professionals and line managers and employees’ trust in HRM. This article presents results from a mixed methods case study conducted at a Dutch meat processing organization, VanDrie Group. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to investigate the content and structure of the HRM frames. To examine the level of employees’ trust in HRM, a questionnaire was distributed among the employees. Results indicate that the HRM frames of HR professionals and line managers were congruent and employees had a reasonably high level of trust in HRM. Based on these findings, there seems to be a positive relationship between congruence in HRM frames of line managers and HR professionals and employees’ trust in HRM.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
VanDrie Group
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65943
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