Human Resource Management Practices in Accord Alliance Compliant and Non-compliant Factories in Bangladesh

Muhammad Maruf Ibne Wali, Md Faisal Ibne Wali, Nabila Kamal Promy, Najiba Akhter


This study aimed to explore human resource management (HRM) practices in a readymade garment industry in Bangladesh. The incident of Rana Plaza has brought into attention the necessity of compliance with Accord and Alliance guidelines. In addition to building and fire safety, the researchers wanted to explore HRM bundles in Accord and Alliance Compliant and Non-compliant factories. To gain a better understanding, a sample was selected from local and foreign-owned companies. This study selected 11 companies of which 6 were local firms (3 complaint and 3 non-complaint) and 5 were foreign-owned firms (3 complaint and 2 non-compliant). HRM bundle of recruitment and selection practices, training and development practices, compensation and benefit policies, performance appraisal appraisal policies and other key HR practices were analyzed. Research findings indicated significant differences among compliant and non-compliant factories with regard to their local or foreign ownership styles.

Aus. Aca. Busi & Eco. Rev Vol 4(2), April 2018, P 86-102


Human Resource Management Practices; Ready Made Garments (RMG); Compliant and Non-compliant Factories

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