Personal profile

Research interests

My current research focuses on three different areas, with a broader framework of individualized and differentiated HRM practices.

1. Flexible work practices: My research in this stream seeks to understand the implications of flexitime, telecommuting, reduced load work and part-time from the perspective of receivers and non-receivers. I aim to disentangle how such practices unfold in a wider team context.

2. Idiosyncratic deals: In this research stream, I focus on the dynamics of I-deal making beyond these of the focal employee. In particular, I seek to understand a) how I-deals unfold and b) the effectiveness of these deals from employee, manager and co-worker perspectives. In a related stream of research, I integrate non-work and work domains to understand the dynamics of I-deal making.

3. Job crafting: My research in this specific topic looks at job crafting from a relational perspective and seeks to explore the extent to which job crafting is optimum and beneficial in teams. Moreover, I aim to delineate the darker side of job crafting behaviours.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in supervising and collaborating with potential Ph.D. students on following topics:

1. Flexible careers: Family supportive supervisor behaviours, work-family balance, family motivation, career transitions and career development. 

2. Individualised HR practices: Idiosyncratic deals, co-worker social comparison, the sustainability and effectiveness of individualised HRM, the implications of hRM practices for team members and focal employees

3. Employee well-being, work engagement and emotions. 

Method wise, I carry out my research using quantitative data (i.e., surveys, diary designs, panel data, longitudinal data). I aim to help Ph.D. students write and publish articles as they continue on with their studies. I therefore welcome paper-route Ph.D. student applications. ​ 

Education / Academic qualification

Organisational Behaviour and HRM, Doctor of Social Science, University of Warwick


Organisational Psycjology, Master of Arts, University of Warwick


Organisational Psychology, Master of Social Science, Syracuse University


MBA in Management and Organisational Behaviour, Master of Business Administration, Bogazici University


Management, Bachelor of Arts, Bogazici University


External positions

Visiting Professor , IESE Business School

Oct 2017 → …

Lecturer of Organisational Behaviour and HRM, University of Essex

Sep 2016Jul 2017


  • Work design
  • Job crafting
  • I-deals
  • HRM
  • Strategic HRM
  • Work engagement
  • Work performance
  • HR analytics
  • HR data
  • HR Differentiation
  • HR individualisation
  • HRM practices
  • Best fit of HRM

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Research Output 2014 2018

How context matters: The relationship between family supportive supervisor behaviors and motivation to work moderated by gender inequality

Bosch, M. J., Las Heras, M., Russo, M., Rofcanin, Y. & I Grau, M. G. Jan 2018 In : Journal of Business Research. 82, 1, p. 46-55

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gender inequality
United Nations

A Trickle-Down Model of Task and Development I-Deals

Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M., Bal, M., van der Heijden, B. & Taser Erdogan, D. 28 Nov 2017 In : Human Relations.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Association reactions

Family supportive supervisor behaviors and organizational culture: Effects on work engagement and performance

Rofcanin, Y., Heras , M. L. & Bakker, A. B. 1 Apr 2017 In : Journal of occupational Health Psychology. 22, 2, p. 207-217 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Organizational Culture
Information Theory
Automatic Data Processing

How do flexibility i-deals relate to work performance? Exploring the roles of family performance and organizational context

Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M., Matthijs Bal, P. & Stollberger, J. 1 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

What seals the I-deal? Exploring the role of employees' behaviours and managers' emotions

Rofcanin, Y., Kiefer, T. & Strauss, K. 1 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 90, 2, p. 203-224 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access