A phenomenological qualitative study was conducted of female hiring agents within retail corporations with more than 1000 employees. The study concentrated on their perception of how they negotiate their organizational and personal identities in implementing hiring decisions, family obligations, policies, and practices in a retail corporate environment. The research question for this qualitative, phenomenological study provided a framework for obtaining specific accounts of feelings, behaviors, experiences, and perceptions pertaining to the phenomena under study. The current study examined participants’ responses for common themes and patterns. The study focused on ten areas: (a) women’s role in general, (b) women’s role in the organization, (c) women’s role in leadership, (d) stereotypes in the workplace, (e) company policies on diversity, (f) hiring and promotional practice, (g) social climate, (h) family obligations, (i) advancement opportunities, and (j) mentoring. The research is important to leadership in creating an inclusive environment that is equal for the diverse workforce that currently exists.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Management, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Family, Hiring, Promotions, Retail|
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