The transformation in human resource management in Israel

Abraham Sagie, Jacob Weisberg

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The transition from a Socialist approach to a free market approach and the rise of a new high-tech sector are two remarkable shifts that have occurred in the last two decades in Israel In the face of these changes, human resource (HR) practitioners are currently expected to assume new roles, adopt different work values, and apply appropriate strategies. HR managers in the low-tech industry still adhere to traditional values and strategies, including a reliance on trade unions and an emphasis on job security and the employees' years of work experience and seniority as key criteria for promotion. In the emerging high-tech sector, HR managers have adopted new values and developed new strategies, including human resource management programs, employee, empowerment, higher salaries and better benefits, while placing an emphasis on employees' talents and qualifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-234
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Manpower
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • High technology
  • Human resource management
  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Strategy
  • Values


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