The impact of gender diversity on turnover : the moderating effect of human resource policies and practices

Ali, Muhammad, Metz, Isabel, & Kulik, Carol (2010) The impact of gender diversity on turnover : the moderating effect of human resource policies and practices. In 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Academy of Management, Montréal Convention Center, Montreal.

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Demography theory suggests that high gender diversity leads to high turnover. As turnover is costly for organizations, we examined whether HR policies and practices influence the expected gender diversity-turnover relationship. Survey data were collected from 198 HR decision makers at publicly listed organizations. We found that HR policies and practices that are supportive of diversity moderate the gender diversity-turnover relationship, such that high gender diversity leads to low turnover in organizations with many diversity supportive policies and practices. Results suggest that organizations can avoid the negative consequences of high gender diversity by implementing diversity supportive HR polices and practices.

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ID Code: 38216
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Gender Diversity, Turnover, Human Resource Policies and Practices
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2010 22:02
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 01:45

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