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Reducing service agents' emotional labor by emotion-focused human resource management practices

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Abstract:

To uncover the effectiveness of human resource strategy for emotional labor, this study was designed to explore the relationships between human resource management practices and the consequences of emotional labor of service agents in Taiwan's service industry. Results indicated that all human resource practices (recruitment, selection, socialization and training, performance appraisal, and reward systems) can reduce emotional exhaustion and enhance the feelings of personal accomplishment for service agents.

Keywords: EMOTION-FOCUSED; EMOTIONAL LABOR; HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES; PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL; RECRUITMENT; TRAINING

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2009.37.3.335

Publication date: 2009-04-01

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