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Visibility in the workplace: still an essential ingredient for career success?

McDonald, Paula, Bradley, Lisa M., & Brown, Kerry A. (2008) Visibility in the workplace: still an essential ingredient for career success? The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(12), pp. 2198-2215.

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Abstract

This article explores the extent to which a variety of different absences from the workplace affect perceptions of employee commitment and loyalty, and ultimately, how this 'temporary invisibility' might affect career success. Data were derived from 40 interviews (12 women and 28 men) in a public sector agency in Australia. Findings reveal that absences attract substantial career penalties for many employees, not only in relation to gendered flexible work options such as part-time employment and parental leave, but also traditionally uncontested entitlements such as annual and long service leave.

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ID Code: 17108
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Career, Commitment, Flexible Work, Gender and Work, Part-time Work
DOI: 10.1080/09585190802479447
ISSN: 09585192
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Routledge
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2009 11:36
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:43

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