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The Challenges Of Implementing High Performance Work Practices In The Nonprofit Sector
Journal of Applied Business Research
The last economic crisis raised huge challenges for nonprofit organizations. It is now critical for nonprofit organizations to show not only their social legitimacy but also their efficiency and competency to claim for grants (Kearns, Bell, Deem, & McShane, 2012). High Performance Work Practices (HPWP) are a way to foster performance and thus to answer challenges nonprofit organizations are currently facing. However, such practices have until then only been considered for the corporate world. The entire philosophy behind nonprofit organizations contrasts radically from the for-profit sector. Human resources management in particular may differ as well. The aim of this article is precisely to analyze the challenges of implementing HPWP in nonprofit organizations. In order to explore those challenges, we study the HR practices of a nonprofit organization based in UK that struggles against poverty. Discussion of results highlights good practices that should be applied along the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit, not-for-profit, human resources, High Performance Work Practices
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