September 28, 2012
PhD student Marie-Claude Gaudet and Professor Michel Tremblay (HRM), holder of the Omer DeSerres Chair of Retailing, won the Best Paper Award* at the 23rd annual convention of the Association francophone de gestion des ressources humaines (AGRH), held in Nancy, France, from September 12 to 14. The winning paper, “Les oubliés du leadership : comprendre l’effet des leaderships de structure et de considération sur la rétention et la performance discrétionnaire des ressources humaines,” was chosen from over 250 papers in the running.
The study by Marie-Claude Gaudet and Professor Tremblay, looking at 625 employees in 27 units of a cross-Canada retail firm, showed that leaders’ consideration (people-oriented) and initiating structure (task-oriented) behaviours made it possible to reduce the voluntary turnover rate and encourage better discretionary performance, largely because these leaders managed to create a strong climate of fairness.
About the AGRH
The objective of the AGRH is to promote research and education in human resources management and development in the Francophone community, in particular through meetings, studies and publications, including the international scientific journal @GRH.
*Equal with two other papers.