All we need is trust: trust and human resource management

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Purpose: This study aims to reveal the necessary human resource management (HRM) teamwork processes for achieving HRM integration. Design/methodology/approach: A research survey was carried out among 233 HRM professionals from 29 HRM teams. Findings: The findings revealed significant correlation between formal HRM aspects of HRM teams (HRM goals and strategy, formal communication and formalization) and informal HRM aspects (perceived proximity and trust). Another significant correlation was found between trust and HRM integration. Also, trust fully mediated the relationship between informal communication and centralization, on the one hand, and HRM integration, on the other. Originality/value: The study contributed to the understanding of formal and informal aspects of HRM team (HRMT) processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-155
Number of pages17
JournalTeam Performance Management
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Centralization
  • Communication
  • Formalization
  • HRM integration
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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