Retaining a diverse workforce: The impact of gender-focused human resource management

Ali, Muhammad, Metz, Isabel, & Kulik, Carol T. (2015) Retaining a diverse workforce: The impact of gender-focused human resource management. Human Resource Management Journal, 25(4), pp. 580-599.

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Demography theory suggests that high gender diversity leads to high turnover. As turnover is costly, we tested the following: a main effect prediction derived from demography theory, and a moderating effect prediction derived from the relational framework. Data on 198 publicly listed organizations were collected through a human resources decision maker survey and archival databases. The results indicate that higher gender diversity leads to lower turnover in organizations with many gender-focused policies and practices. Findings suggest that organizations can lower their turnover rates by increasing their gender diversity and by implementing gender-focused policies and practices.

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ID Code: 84329
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: gender diversity, turnover, gender-focused policies and practices
DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12079
ISSN: 1748-8583
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Deposited On: 20 May 2015 01:04
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 22:37

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