Master of Business Administration Executive
Faculty / School
School of Business Studies (SBS)
Department of Management
Year of Award
Dr. Yasir Mansoor Kundi, Assistant Professor, Department of Management
MBA Executive Research Project
This executive summary provides an overview of the project on "Family Friendly HR Policies and Employee Subjective Career Success: The Role of Ethical Work Climate." The objective of this project was to examine the impact of family-friendly human resource (HR) policies on employee subjective career success, with a specific focus on the mediating role of ethical work climate.
The project began with a comprehensive literature review, exploring existing research on family-friendly HR policies, subjective career success, and ethical work climate. This review highlighted the gaps in current knowledge and set the foundation for the subsequent research.
To achieve the project's objectives, a quantitative data was collected through surveys administered to a sample of employees from local industries. The survey assessed their perceptions of family-friendly HR policies, ethical work climate, and subjective career success. The data was analyzed using statistical techniques to identify relationships and patterns.
The findings of this project indicated a significant positive relationship between family-friendly HR policies and employee subjective career success. Employees who perceived their organizations to have supportive policies for work-life balance, flexible working arrangements, parental leave, and other family-friendly initiatives reported higher levels of subjective career success.
Moreover, the research revealed that ethical work climate played a mediating role in this relationship. Organizations that fostered an ethical work climate, characterized by fairness, integrity, and respect, enhanced the positive impact of family-friendly HR policies on employee subjective career success. Ethical work climate acted as a facilitator, creating a supportive and conducive environment for employees to thrive and achieve their career goals.
The implications of these findings are significant for organizations and HR practitioners. By implementing and promoting family-friendly HR policies and cultivating an ethical work climate, organizations can enhance employee subjective career success, leading to increased job satisfaction, engagement, and retention.
Recommendations for organizations include the development and implementation of comprehensive family-friendly HR policies, periodic evaluations of their effectiveness, and fostering an ethical work climate through transparent communication, fairness in decision-making, and ethical leadership.
In conclusion, this project contributes to the understanding of the relationship between family-friendly HR policies, ethical work climate, and employee subjective career success. By recognizing the importance of these factors, organizations can create a supportive work environment that facilitates the growth and success of their employees.
For a more detailed analysis and comprehensive findings, please refer to the complete project report.
Kaiser, M. (2023). Family friendly HR policies and employee subjective career success: The role of ethical work climate (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-emba/575
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