The Effects of Network Groups on Minority Employee Turnover Intentions
Human Resource Management, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 405-421, Winter 2002
17 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2006
Companies in the United States are concerned with retaining minority employees to maintain or increase the diversity of their workforce. Here we assess the value of one approach companies have used to retain minority employees: "network" groups. Based on data obtained from a large company with extensive network groups, this study compares the turnover intentions of minority employees who have joined one of the company's network groups to those who have not joined one of the company's network groups. The data show that employee network groups can be useful in helping companies retain managerial-level minority employees. Extensive recommendations are provided to help organizations maximize the effectiveness of network groups.
Keywords: turnover, race, Asian, black, Hispanic, networks
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