Employee referrals: A study of ‘close ties’ and career benefits in China

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620173
Title:
Employee referrals: A study of ‘close ties’ and career benefits in China
Authors:
Wang, Wen ( 0000-0003-2074-9935 ) ; Seifert, Roger
Abstract:
This study examines the relationship between employee referrals and employees’ job tenure through the lens of social capital theory. It does so by considering the tie strength (closeness of guanxi) between referrers and referred employees in the Chinese context. In particular, we examine the mediating effect of career benefits. We theorize that close guanxi has a significant and positive impact on the job tenure of referred employees, and that career benefits (such as having a managerial role) mediate the close guanxi effect on job tenure. This highlights the critical need to recognize the tie strength as between referrers and referred employees. The support for our hypotheses comes from the use of personnel records of 4,030 employees over 13 years in one large privately-owned manufacturer in China. Our study has theoretical and practical implications for the relational approach to tackle voluntary turnover in the workplace.
Citation:
Employee referrals: A study of ‘close ties’ and career benefits in China 2016 European Management Journal
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
European Management Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620173
DOI:
10.1016/j.emj.2016.09.004
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0263237316301013
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0263-2373
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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dc.contributor.authorWang, Wenen
dc.contributor.authorSeifert, Rogeren
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-26T08:48:32Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-26T08:48:32Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-
dc.identifier.citationEmployee referrals: A study of ‘close ties’ and career benefits in China 2016 European Management Journalen
dc.identifier.issn0263-2373en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.emj.2016.09.004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620173-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the relationship between employee referrals and employees’ job tenure through the lens of social capital theory. It does so by considering the tie strength (closeness of guanxi) between referrers and referred employees in the Chinese context. In particular, we examine the mediating effect of career benefits. We theorize that close guanxi has a significant and positive impact on the job tenure of referred employees, and that career benefits (such as having a managerial role) mediate the close guanxi effect on job tenure. This highlights the critical need to recognize the tie strength as between referrers and referred employees. The support for our hypotheses comes from the use of personnel records of 4,030 employees over 13 years in one large privately-owned manufacturer in China. Our study has theoretical and practical implications for the relational approach to tackle voluntary turnover in the workplace.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0263237316301013en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Management Journalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSocial tie strengthen
dc.subjectRecruitmenten
dc.subjectStaff Retentionen
dc.subjectGuanxien
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.titleEmployee referrals: A study of ‘close ties’ and career benefits in Chinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Management Journalen
dc.date.accepted2016-09-
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rioxxterms.versionAMen
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