The Influence of a Company’s Sustainability Initiatives on Its Employee Retention

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dc.contributor.author Salha, Reem
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-26T11:13:30Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-26T11:13:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14138
dc.description.abstract Companies focus on creating economic value for their shareholders while they ignore the negative impact of their activities on the environment and society. Hence, sustainability is becoming a crucial subject to the world to meet future generation needs by sustaining the environment and the welfare of the society. However, sustaining the society and the environment through corporate social responsibility practices externally starts by sustaining the social and environmental pillars internally which occurs by looking at the well-being of employees and the environment through sustainable HR and green human resources practices that are embedded under the pillars. Thus, sustainability practices/initiatives could have positive implications for the human resource practices of the companies. Given that, retaining employees has been one of the hardest challenges managements is going through. It is of importance to see how sustainability practices could help this. The purpose of this research is to examine if sustainability initiatives could lead to employee retention. Drawing upon different theories, the conceptual model generated hypotheses to analyze the impact of Sustainability pillars on Employee Retention mediated by Organizational Identification. Moreover, the relationship between the pillars and organizational identification is moderated by Organizational Green Culture. A survey was designed to measure the employee retention of the employees and was sent to the major companies in Lebanon and Sustainability practices of the companies were analyzed based on their annual reports using the GRI standard. The model was tested through the SMARTPLS software. The effect of the environmental pillar on employee retention was confirmed through organizational identification. However, the effect of the social pillar was not confirmed due to the small sample size and current Lebanese situation. Thus, with the presence of a strong green culture in an organization, both models of the pillars would influence retention through organizational identification. The model studied here is novel in the sense that no previous researchers to the best of our knowledge have studied the linkage between the four variables in one holistic model. The managerial implication is to motivate managers to include sustainability practices in their organization to reach the desired outcome. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sustainability -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Personnel management -- Environmental aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Corporate culture -- Environmental aspects en_US
dc.subject Employee retention -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Influence of a Company’s Sustainability Initiatives on Its Employee Retention en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of Lebanese Companies en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Human Resources Management en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201703812 en_US
dc.author.commembers Sreih, Josiane
dc.author.commembers Kassar, Abdul-Nasser
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xii, 101 leaves): ill. (some col.) en_US
dc.author.advisor Dizeje, Hossein
dc.keywords Sustainability en_US
dc.keywords Environmental Pillar en_US
dc.keywords Social Pillar en_US
dc.keywords Sustainable HRM en_US
dc.keywords Green HRM en_US
dc.keywords CSR en_US
dc.keywords Employee Retention en_US
dc.keywords Organizational Identification en_US
dc.keywords Organizational Green Culture en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 87-93. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.466
dc.author.email reem.salha@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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