A question of top talent? The effects of lateral hiring in two emerging economies

Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Nyuur, Richard and Ifere, Simeon Emezana (2015) A question of top talent? The effects of lateral hiring in two emerging economies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. ISSN 0958-5192

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2015.1116456


On the basis of a qualitative study in two emerging economies, we advance the literature on lateral hiring by developing an integrated phase model to explain how the effects of lateral hiring unfold to affect the originating firm and its employees. Our work uncovered two types of effects on the originating firm, i.e. first-order and second-order effects. Our stage model elucidates how the psychological and emotional effects are manifest to affect the existing employees. Personnel poaching appear to have triggered the quest for meaning and attempts by the existing employees to enhance their visibility, career adaptability and marketability. We discuss implications for practice, theory and research on lateral hiring.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human capital, lateral hiring, poaching, skill formation
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Richard Nyuur
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 21:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27974

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