Ex ante i-deals, perceived external prestige and turnover intentions

Sylvie Guerrero (ORH Department, ESG-UQAM, Montréal, Canada)
Hélène Challiol-Jeanblanc (IUT Department, Université Toulouse III, Toulouse, France)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Publication date: 4 September 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize ex ante idiosyncratic deals (or i-deals) as a way to foster individual perceptions of a positive employer image by offering customized additional instrumental benefits.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey is led among 182 engineers in demand on a local labor market to test whether ex ante i-deals combine to a more global and external perception of a good employer, measured by perceived external prestige (PEP), to explain turnover intentions.

Findings

The results validate all research hypotheses, and show that the moderating effect of ex ante i-deals in the PEP-turnover intention relationship is significant during the first years spent in the company.

Originality/value

This research contributes to the literature on employees’ attraction and retention by building bridges between the literatures on employer image and i-deals.

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Citation

Guerrero, S. and Challiol-Jeanblanc, H. (2017), "Ex ante i-deals, perceived external prestige and turnover intentions", Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 6, pp. 1199-1212. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-10-2015-0271

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