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Are Pakistani construction professionals truly happy? A benchmarking approach

Bukhari, H. and Thaheem, M.J. and Musarat, M.A. and Alaloul, W.S. and Altaf, M. (2021) Are Pakistani construction professionals truly happy? A benchmarking approach. Ain Shams Engineering Journal .

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Abstract

Construction organizations are challenged with effective management of their human resource (HR) as both are integral to each other. But the state of practice in the developing countries is not encouraging and construction professionals found themselves less motivated and enthusiastic about their job. This pushes to study the motivational needs of construction professionals of different career levels. Therefore, the current study benchmarks the HR practices of the construction industry of Pakistan to measure if there is any difference between what professionals truly value and what they get. In doing so, data was collected from 250 professionals through a questionnaire survey. Results reveal that most of the motivational needs are not gratified and the only stakeholder doing better are clients who's mid- and end-career professionals feel somewhat satisfied. Practical suggestions are provided to help the construction industry upgrade its HR vision and facilitate its most precious resource. © 2021 THE AUTHORS

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:cited By 0
Uncontrolled Keywords:Construction industry; Developing countries; Human resource management; Surveys, Construction organizations; Construction professionals; Effective management; Pakistan; Questionnaire surveys; State of practice, Construction
ID Code:23862
Deposited By: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 13:08
Last Modified:19 Aug 2021 13:08

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