International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


High-Tech and Public Sectors Employees’ Perception of Factors Influencing Promotion.
Moshe Sharabi, Ofer Arian, Javier Simonovich

Promotions are a sensitive, emotionally loaded subject and the use of non-rational decisions regarding promotions can cause wide negative outcomes to organizations. This study, for the first time, compare between perceptions of employees from the high-tech (n=131) and the public (n=166) sectors, regarding to a varied promotional factors. The findings indicated significant differences in most of the factors relating to promotion (except for professional experience and luck). While the high-tech employees ranked success in projects/ missions at work as the most important factor influencing promotion, followed by education and multi-disciplinary knowledge, the public sector employees ranked organizational politics as the most important factor, followed by tenure and pressure on the supervisor. Regression analysis and ANOVA were conducted to investigate the affect of the participant’s demographic variables on the promotion factors. The implications of the findings in terms of human resource management are discussed in the paper.

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