Human Resources Practices in Non-profit Organizations: Evidence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia




HR practices, NPOs, HR management, Economic planning, Saudi Arabia.


Non-profit organizations (NPOs) are essential to the economic planning process in Saudi Arabia. This study examines the Human Resource (HR) practices of Saudi Arabian non-profit organizations. It is based on a primary survey administered to 201 employees of the four types of existing non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Saudi Arabia (Qur'an Memorization Society, Dawah Society, Specialized Society, and Development Committee) using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was intended for the eight existing HR practices: work design, HR planning, polarization, selection, training and development, motivation, performance evaluation, and job satisfaction. The ANOVA and Pearson correlation tests were performed on the eight segments of the HR instruments to investigate the perspectives of HR professionals in the NPO sector. The findings of the study indicate that the HR practices are moderated by the gender, age, education, and years of experience of the employees. The work design has the highest awareness among the employees, with a mean of 4.05, while job satisfaction has the lowest awareness, with a mean of 3.18 on a 5-point scale. A correlation between HR practices shows that work design improves performance evaluation, polarization affects HR planning, and training and development influence performance evaluation.


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Author Biographies

Talal Alsaif, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Hammad Alshammari, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ibrahim Abdullah Alhamad, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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How to Cite

Alsaif, T., Alshammari, H., & Alhamad, I. A. (2022). Human Resources Practices in Non-profit Organizations: Evidence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Amazonia Investiga, 11(54), 18–29.