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Employees represent the essential assets of any organization. The best organizations oversee human capital in the most efficient and effective way (Nethmini & Ismail, 2019). Blau (2017) highlighted the relevance between human resources management (HRM) practices and the employees’ success at work through enhanced inspiration and commitment. Hence, employee commitment cannot be overlooked as the degree of employee commitment can decide employee performance (Ahmad, 2014). This paper aims to explore the significance of employee commitment as a mediator in the relationship between HRM practices and employee performance. The target population is employees in the construction industry in Jordan. The respondents were selected utilizing a simple random sampling method. The data was gathered through a self-administered questionnaire and analyzed utilizing structural equation modeling (SEM) in IBM SPSS AMOS 24.0. The researcher obtained an aggregate of 297 usable and completed questionnaires. The study found that: 1) HRM practices have significant effects on employee performance, 2) employee commitment has significant effects on employee performance, 3) HRM practices have significant effects on employee commitment, and more importantly, and 4) employee commitment partially mediates the relationship between HRM practices and employee performance. The implications of the study are also examined.
Keywords: HRM Practices, Employee Performance, Employee Commitment, Construction Firms, Jordan
Authors’ individual contribution: Conceptualization — S.M.; Methodology — S.M. and A.S.B.; Investigation — A.S.B.; Writing — Original Draft — S.M., A.S.B., and N.A.; Writing — Review & Editing — S.M., A.S.B., and N.A.; Supervision — S.M.; Funding Acquisition — S.M., A.S.B., and N.A.
Declaration of conflicting interests: The Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
JEL Classification: L740, M210, M540, O150, O530
Published online: 22.10.2021
How to cite this paper: Mahfouz, S., Bahkia, A. S., & Alias, N. (2021). The impact of human resource management practices on employee performance and the mediating role of employee commitment [Special issue]. Journal of Governance & Regulation, 10(4), 222–234. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgrv10i4siart3