Strategic Human Resource Development Alignment from the Employee's Perspective: Initial Development and Proposition Testing of a Measure
Performance Improvement Quarterly
Through fieldwork at a large healthcare organization, an initial measure of employees' perceptions of strategic human resource development (SHRD) alignment was developed. An empirical investigation of the 12-item measure was conducted with 2062 employees from all levels and position types in a large healthcare organization in the mid-south United States. The measure (SHRD-AI) was found to have one factor with 82% of explained variance and was positively correlated as hypothesized with measures of perceived investment in employee development, learning-organization culture, manager support for HRD, and psychological climate. Implications of the study include potential linkages between (a) employees' perceived SHRD alignment and (b) a learning culture promoting employee voice, which may be especially critical variables in healthcare organizations facing a wide range of strategic challenges.
Herd, A. M.,
Shuck, B. M.,
Githens, R. P.
Strategic Human Resource Development Alignment from the Employee's Perspective: Initial Development and Proposition Testing of a Measure.
Performance Improvement Quarterly, 31(3), 269–291.