Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Hiring, promotions, and identity negotiation of female hiring agents in American corporate retail
by Jennings, Shelia, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2015, 161; 3732229
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Filer, David
Commitee:
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Womens studies, Management, Gender studies
Keywords: Family, Hiring, Promotions, Retail
Publication Number: 3732229
ISBN: 9781339190235
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