New HRM Models for Supporting Managing Emotional Labour During Emergencies The objective of this special issue is to examine the role of HRM in supporting emergency workers' wellbeing whilst they deliver essential services. There is growing evidence amongst HRM scholars that HRM has failed to act as the employee's champion, especially for emergency workers who are constantly juggling the increasing demand for their services, organisational deadlines, and the high levels of emotional labour required in delivering services. Different types of emergency workers undertake emotional work or labour, including paramedics, nurses, doctors, social workers, army personnel, police officers, paramedics and firefighters. The emotional toll they experience has not been addressed by HRM.
The deficiency in the HRM literature revolves around understanding the link between the role of HRM and the employee wellbeing- employee performance continuum, especially for emergency workers.
This 'Call for Papers' invites HRM scholars to develop new models and conceptualisations that integrate the role of HRM in supporting emergency workers to cope with their emotions and provide greater insight into the employee wellbeing-employee performance continuum.
This call for papers is about re-establishing the role of HRM in building and maintaining the wellbeing and performance of emergency workers – both in theory and practice.
Deadline is 30/6/21.
We call for new HRM models that conceptualise emotions and emotional regulation within the wellbeing – performance continuum.
Any issues: Pleas email Professor Yvonne Brunetto firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance, Cheers, Yvonne