Measuring SHRM Vertical and Horizontal Fit: Scale Development and Validation
1 Department of Business Administration, SZABIST-Karachi,
This study aims to develop a scale for SHRM vertical and horizontal fit in the context of Pakistan. The development of scale was undertaken through the systematic process of literature review, in which scale measures and items were identified and subsequently ensured through the review of PhDs, field experts, and corporate societal representative. The data was collected from Senior HR professionals, working under Pakistan finance and insurance sector organizations. Confirmatory factor analysis applied on the collected data, which established valid and reliable measures for both fits. These measures at SHRM vertical fit were named as the relationship of HRM with strategic management process (SMP), organization strategic and key initiatives (OSKSI) and decisionmaking process (ODMP). At SHRM horizontal fit, these were named as the relationship of HRM practices and policies at within HRM hierarchy (WIHR) and outside HRM hierarchy (OHH). These developed measures clearly reflect the robust composition of SHRM vertical and horizontal fit in the context of Pakistan.
Keywords: SHRM Vertical Fit, SHRM Horizontal Fit