International Journal of Human Resource Studies

International Journal of Human Resource Studies (IJHRS) is an internationally refereed journal published quarterly in February, May, August and November, published by Macrothink Institute, United States in collaboration with Human Resource Management Academic Research Society (HRMARS). The journal aims to promote the theory and practice of HRM, to provide an international forum for discussion and debate, and to stress the critical importance of people management to a wide range of economic, political and social concerns. IJHRS's focus lies in providing a critical link between high quality academic research and the practical implications for business practice. It has become essential reading for everyone involved in personnel, training and human resource management.

We aim to post articles online within 3 weeks of acceptance. The journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail. For any questions, please contact:

IJHRS is included in:

Areas include but are not limited to:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Training and Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organizational Learning
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Strategic HRM
  • Strategic Management
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Organizational Staffing
  • Employee Relations
  • Professional Development and relevant subjects.

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journal.

This journal is published in online version. The online version can be free access and download.




Each paper published in this journal is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.

Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. The review process may take 4-10 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay an Article Processing Charge (200USD).

e). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download. We aim to post articles within 3 weeks of acceptance.



IJHRS: Conference announcement

6th National Conference Innovation Management in the Economy "Conditions - Challenges - Recommendations" & 11th International Scientific Conference "Economy, Management, Environment"  
Posted: 2021-10-14 More...

IJHRS: Recruitment of Reviewers

Would you like to be a reviewer of International Journal of Human Resource Studies? Welcome you to join us.
Posted: 2020-03-19 More...

IJHRS: International Journal of Human Resource Studies Indexed in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 Journal List


International Journal of Human Resource Studies (IJHRS) has been indexed by ERA 2018 Journal List. Excellence in Research for Australia, Australia’s national research evaluation framework. ERA identifies and promotes excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia’s higher education institutions.

Posted: 2019-07-16 More...
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Vol 11, No 4S (2021): [In Progress]

International Journal of Human Resource Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4, November 2021, Special Issue

Table of Contents


Surekha Rajandiran, Nor Wahiza Abdul Wahat, Anusuiya Subramaniam
Pages 1-16
Aduni binti Johari, Nor Wahiza binti Abdul Wahat, Khairuddin bin Idris
Pages 17-33
Hairul Fazzlinyana Mohd Harris, Asmah Ismail
Pages 34-55
Nur Atikah Ahmad, Aminuddin Hassan, Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed Abdullah, Siti Suria Salim
Pages 56-79
Mohd Rizal Hussain, Nor Syazila Abdul Rahim, Fatma Azwani Abdul Aziz, Rahmawati Umar, Yap Wing Fen, Aminuddin Hassan, Norshahilda Md Shahril, Muhammad Fathul Ariffin Mohd Fauzi, Amini Amir Abdullah
Pages 80-97
Azrani Mohd Zain, Soaib Asimiran, Abu Bakar Razali, Nor Aniza Ahmad
Pages 98-110
Zaleha Endot, Rahimah Jamaluddin, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Mohd Hazwan Mohd Puad
Pages 111-122
Muhammad Asyraf Che Amat, Haziq Talhah
Pages 123-133
Kalaikumar Arujunan, Ismi Arif Ismail, Shamsuddin Othman, Mohd Mursyid Arshad
Pages 134-144
Kalaikumar Arujunan, Ismi Arif Ismail, Shamsuddin Othman, Mohd Mursyid Arshad
Pages 145-156
Norlina Muhammad, Ismi Arif Ismail, Mohd Mursyid Arshad, Ahmad Aizuddin Md Rami
Pages 157-173
Chen Lei, Fazilah Razali
Pages 174-195
Diong Zhi Ling, Chee Chen Soon, Mohd Rozilee Wazir Norjali Wazir, Kok Lian Yee
Pages 196-204
Shamsudin Othman, Rosmaria Omar, Azhar Md Sabil
Pages 205-224
Sugendran Nagandran, Aminuddin Hassan, Noraziela Abdul Majid, Norlizah Che Hassan, Siti Suria Salim, Siti Salina Mustakim
Pages 225-242
Azrani Mohd Zain, Soaib Asimiran, Abu Bakar Razali, Nor Aniza Ahmad
Pages 243-258
Zaharah Abd Aziz, Rahimah Jamaluddin, Suhaida Abdul Kadir
Pages 259-273
Tan Tong Hock, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Aida Suraya Md Yunus, Nur Raidah Mohd Salim
Pages 274-286
Nurul Syahida Mohd Ayob, Siti Aishah Hassan, Mohd Hamdan Mohamed Nordin
Pages 287-306