n South African Journal of Labour Relations - Importance of human resource management for financial investment decision-making : an investment management perspective

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-8410
  • E-ISSN: 2520-3223



Human resource management can make a direct and economically significant contribution to the quality of working life and enterprise performance. It is therefore of prime importance to consider risk factors relating to human resource practices in order to be able to take a comprehensive financial investment decision. The risk factors concerned relate to recruitment and selection practices, the participation of employees in decision-making, the sharing of information between the employer and the employees, the financial empowerment of employees, the development of human resources, the existence of reasonable working conditions as well as to employment equity. The views of the participating investment practitioners on these aspects are analysed against the background of relevant literature. The responses with reference to these labour-related risks in manual and knowledge worker enterprises are presented simultaneously and significant similarities and differences are highlighted. The paper concludes with recommendations on investment management, enterprises listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa, political role players, and human resource management regarding their perceived impact on labour-related risks in organisations.

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