"Hey GRINGO!": the HR challenge of managing graduates in non-graduate occupations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58430
Title:
"Hey GRINGO!": the HR challenge of managing graduates in non-graduate occupations
Authors:
Blenkinsopp, J. (John); Scurry, T. (Tracy)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School; Newcastle University. Business School.
Citation:
Blenkinsopp, J. and Scurry, T. (2007) '"Hey GRINGO!": the HR challenge of managing graduates in non-graduate occupations', Personnel Review, 36 (4), pp.623-637.
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
Personnel Review
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58430
DOI:
10.1108/00483480710752830
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the phenomenon of growing numbers of graduates in non-graduate occupations (GRINGOs), and to explore the HR issues and complexities that arise as a consequence. The article also suggests avenues for future research. Design/methodology/approach: A case study methodology was used to gather data from four companies employing significant numbers of graduates in non-graduate jobs. Findings: The case studies suggest that GRINGOs can bring significant benefits to organisations, but are also challenging to manage: organisations which cannot offer them opportunities for career development risk having an able but resolutely uncommitted group of staff. Research limitations/implications: The research is based on a relatively limited sample, and the respondents were in management, so the findings were not triangulated with the perceptions of GRINGOs within the organisations. There is a paucity of literature examining the consequences of the GRINGO and the challenges that they pose for organisations, and this paper seeks to explore these issues and prompts further research in this area. Practical implications: The paper suggests that organisations are not fully utilising the potential of their GRINGO staff, and identifies ways in which HR departments might respond to this issue. Originality/value: The article makes an original contribution to the literature on graduate under-employment, by examining the issue from an organisational perspective.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
graduates; non-graduate occupations; HR; Careers; Employment; Human resource management
ISSN:
0048-3486
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/12/09]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 16/12/09]

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorBlenkinsopp, J. (John)-
dc.contributor.authorScurry, T. (Tracy)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:53Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationPersonnel Review; 36 (4): 623-637-
dc.identifier.issn0048-3486-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/00483480710752830-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58430-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the phenomenon of growing numbers of graduates in non-graduate occupations (GRINGOs), and to explore the HR issues and complexities that arise as a consequence. The article also suggests avenues for future research. Design/methodology/approach: A case study methodology was used to gather data from four companies employing significant numbers of graduates in non-graduate jobs. Findings: The case studies suggest that GRINGOs can bring significant benefits to organisations, but are also challenging to manage: organisations which cannot offer them opportunities for career development risk having an able but resolutely uncommitted group of staff. Research limitations/implications: The research is based on a relatively limited sample, and the respondents were in management, so the findings were not triangulated with the perceptions of GRINGOs within the organisations. There is a paucity of literature examining the consequences of the GRINGO and the challenges that they pose for organisations, and this paper seeks to explore these issues and prompts further research in this area. Practical implications: The paper suggests that organisations are not fully utilising the potential of their GRINGO staff, and identifies ways in which HR departments might respond to this issue. Originality/value: The article makes an original contribution to the literature on graduate under-employment, by examining the issue from an organisational perspective.-
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/12/09]-
dc.subjectgraduates-
dc.subjectnon-graduate occupations-
dc.subjectHR-
dc.subjectCareers-
dc.subjectEmployment-
dc.subjectHuman resource management-
dc.title"Hey GRINGO!": the HR challenge of managing graduates in non-graduate occupations-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School; Newcastle University. Business School.-
dc.identifier.journalPersonnel Review-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 16/12/09]-
or.citation.harvardBlenkinsopp, J. and Scurry, T. (2007) '"Hey GRINGO!": the HR challenge of managing graduates in non-graduate occupations', Personnel Review, 36 (4), pp.623-637.-
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