Best Places to Work: How “Making the List” Impacts the Strength and Sustainability of Subsequent Recruitment and Turnover Outcomes
Funded: March 2011 Expected Completion: September 2013 Status: In-process
Brian R. Dineen, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, and David Allen Ph.D., University of Memphis
“Best Places to Work” (BPTW) and similar competitions have proliferated. Yet, little is known about their degree of impact on recruitment and turnover outcomes. Using archival information and survey data from over 100,000 employees in over 1,000 BPTW-participating companies, we will examine using regression and HLM (a) strength and direction of BPTW effects on applicant pool quantity, quality and turnover, (b) moderators of these effects and (c) outcome sustainability trends over multiple competition cycles. This investigation tests competing theories and is relevant to HR professionals facing financial decisions about entering or remaining in these competitions from year to year.
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