Employee social environment (ESE) as a tool to decrease intention to leave

Shay S. Tzafrir, Amit Ben Aharon Gur, Orna Blumen

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The purpose of the study was to examine whether employment social environment mediates the relationship between HR value and employee's intention to leave. The values that are being transmitted through human resource management system operate as an important mechanism for shaping employment social environment. Data were collected in 2011 on the basis of 1250 employees from the service sector between the ages of 18 and 70. Out of the 567 respondents, representing 45% response rate, we based the analysis on a set of data that included 419 employees who work in a team. Examination of the standardized regression estimate weights indicates that HR values found to be a key factor for establishment of ESE and ESE play a major role on employee's intention to leave. Our results demonstrate that understanding the determinants of employee's reactions to organizational values and ESE is an important step toward policies that enable an organization to fulfill its economic goals. This paper extend the findings concerning the role of HR values on trust in team members coupled in the employee social environment on intention to leave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-146
Number of pages11
JournalScandinavian Journal of Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015

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  • Intention to leave
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management


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