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A Study on the Correlation of Leadership Styles and the Political Behaviours of Employees in Workplaces

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  • Mustafa Erdem

    (Istanbul Ticaret Universitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitusu, Isletme Yuksek Lisans Programı)

  • Nihat Alayoglu

    (Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Abstract

Contemporary companies are giving considerable importance to satisfaction of their internal customers as well as satisfying their exterior customers by their goods and products. In tis context, employer branding- an important concept developed by Simon Borrow- has been accepted as one of the most important developments of 1990s and myriad of companies has started to give importance to the mentioned point (Tuzuner, et al., 2009). Difficulties in finding talented employees, has made employer branding popular especially in service sector (Berthon vd. 2005; Knox and Freeman, 2006). According to information supplied from career portals, nowadays the highest number of job applications are being made to banking sector hence we were curious about this spesific sector in our study. Main sample of this study is composed of applicants that made job application to Albaraka Turk Participation Bank in the last three months prior to the design of this study. Aim of the study is measuring effects of employer branding dimensions in these applicant’s applicaitons behaviours and analyzing the relationship between their brand perceptions related to Albarak Turk Participation Bank and their levels of education and job experiences. With these purposes we used Berthon’s Employer Attractiveness Scale. Our survey has been applied to 500 job applicants from various education and experience levels and we used easy sampling method in choosing these applicants. Our survey, composed of 25 questions and Likert answer key with 7 answers has been brought to applicants via email and results have been analyzed by SPSS program. Our findings showed that rather than experience leves, education levels makes difference in appilicants perceptions about employer brand of the bank. Key Words: Leadership, Leadership Styles, Political Behaviour

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  • Mustafa Erdem & Nihat Alayoglu, 2016. "A Study on the Correlation of Leadership Styles and the Political Behaviours of Employees in Workplaces," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 5(2), pages 83-96, Special I.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:5:y:2016:i:2:p:83-96
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