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The influence of HRM as a process on absenteeism : exploring the influence of the meta-features of HRM system strength on absenteeism

Aksoy, E. (2015) The influence of HRM as a process on absenteeism : exploring the influence of the meta-features of HRM system strength on absenteeism.

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Abstract:Absenteeism is an important problem for firms and a lot of research has been conducted on this subject with regard to the role of HRM. However, research has mainly revolved around the relationship between the content approach of HR and absenteeism, rather than the process approach. This research aims to fill the gap of knowledge about the process of HR in its relation to absenteeism in order to examine whether the problem of absenteeism can be tackled in a various way. The meta-features (distinctiveness, consistency & consensus) of an HRM system (Bowen & Ostroff, 2004) will be separately treated with respect to absenteeism. Distinctiveness and consistency were shown to have a significant impact on absenteeism. This implies that when employees perceive the HR system as more distinctive and consensual, their annual days of being absent will be significantly lower. In the case of the feature of consistency, no empirical evidence has been found in order to state that it affects absenteeism. These findings can play a practical role in the HR policy of firms regarding absenteeism. With the aid of this information, it may be possible to anticipate and intervene in particular cases of a high absenteeism rate.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67749
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