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WORK GROUPS'COHESION IN THE COUNTIES OF SATU MARE AND BIHOR: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY


Associate Professor Mircea Constantin Teodoru, PhD
Lecturer Vasile Lazar, PhD
Lecturer Doru Ioan Ardelean, PhD
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad

Abstract
The paper examines the instruments used by employers from counties of Satu Mare and Bihor, in order to maintain and enhance the work groups' cohesion. Data were collected by applying a questionnaire to 114 companies located in the counties of Satu Mare and Bihor, within the project HURO/0901/264/2.2.2 implemented in partnership by "Vasile Goldis" Western University and University of Debrecen and financed by European Union through ERDF under Hungary-Romania 2007-2013 Programme. Data were processed and analyzed by using the SPSS soft.
We found that offering training opportunities to the employees and promoting the higher skilled labour force in the company's hierarchy are the best quoted instruments used by employers from the two counties in order to maintain the group cohesion. By using the ANOVA Test, we found also, that the cohesion instruments used by employers are significant different as regard to the activity sector where the company is active. The frequency of using cohesion instruments as: training opportunities, participation at local employment policies, and support for disadvantaged employees and facilitation of women employment differs significantly across activity sectors. The variation of variables related to these instruments could be explained in a proportion between 23,1% to 26% by the variation of variable associated to activity sector.
Key words: human resources, group cohesion

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