Purpose: This paper explores the use of social media (SM) in Human Resource Management (HRM). Building on the configurational approach, the study investigates the existence of different configurations of social e-HRM, their consequences for the organizations and their predictors. Design/methodology/approach: This empirical study draws on a survey administered to HR directors of 176 companies operating in Italy. Two-step cluster analysis, test for variance and logistic regressions were employed for data analysis. Findings: Three social e-HRM configurations emerged – non-use, relational use and extended relational use – which distinguish different goals for using SM in HRM. The three configurations lead to similar outcomes for organizations, even if SM users, in general, enjoy greater success than non-users. Certain structural, strategic and HRM factors are systematically and variously associated with each configuration. Research limitations/implications: The study is based on cross-sectional research, and thus it is difficult to identify causal links between the variables. The study also relies on data collected in a specific national context, which limits the generalizability of the results. Practical implications: The study suggests that different and equally effective social e-HRM configurations exist and that their presence is predicted by specific structural, strategic and HRM factors. Originality/value: The study contributes to an emerging and still scarce literature on types, drivers and outcomes of SM use in HRM.
Martini, M., Cavenago, D., & Marafioti, E. (2021). Exploring types, drivers and outcomes of social e-HRM. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, 43(3), 788-806 [10.1108/ER-10-2019-0404].
|Citazione:||Martini, M., Cavenago, D., & Marafioti, E. (2021). Exploring types, drivers and outcomes of social e-HRM. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, 43(3), 788-806 [10.1108/ER-10-2019-0404].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Exploring types, drivers and outcomes of social e-HRM|
|Autori:||Martini, M; Cavenago, D; Marafioti, E|
MARTINI, MATTIA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-10-2019-0404|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|