Tag Archives: Employee Retention

A Proposed Model to Measure the Effect of the Quality of Working Life (QWL) on Talent Management in Organizations: an Empirical Study on the Suez Canal Authority (Published)

Nowadays, companies are more complicated with various internal factors affecting the needs of customers and the employees of organizations. To be stronger and more qualified, organizations must focus on the concept of the Quality of Working Life (QWL). One of the major factors that can help organizations to achieve such concept is managing the talents of employees. The primary objective of this study is to ascertain the impact of the Quality of Working life on Talent Management using evidence from the Suez Canal Authority. The population of study consists of 2671 employees of the authority. The data collected from 336 respondents were analyzed using the SPSS software. The results of linear regression analysis revealed that there is a partial positive relationship between QWL and talent management.

Keywords: : Quality of working life, Employee Retention, Talent management, employee’s empowerment, talent enrichment

Motivation and Employee Retention in Bagabaga College of Education in Northern Region, Ghana (Published)

High retention of employees has been identified as one of the prerequisites for a consistent development and accomplishment of organizational goals. However, it has been established that employee motivation influences employee retention. Primary aim of this study was to investigate motivation and retention of employees at the Bagabaga College of Education. A sample size of 50 respondents comprising both teaching and non-teaching staff was purposively selected. Data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. The study found that the most important motivational packages available are salary, promotional opportunities, work environment and security. Amongst these motivational packages, salaries were found to have the greatest effect on retention. The study also found that that there were gender differences in the perception of motivational packages where the male employees valued financial rewards, salaries and promotions, while the female employees were more motivated by security, work relation and work environment.  It is therefore recommended that the government should migrate all the staff from the GES payroll to the Tertiary Payroll.

Keywords: Employee Retention, Motivation, Motivational Strategies, Promotion Opportunities, Salaries, Turnover

How to Keep Top Talented Employees on Board: A Review of Literature (Published)

Employees are the most valuable assets of any organization. Their significance to organizations calls for not only the need to attract the best talented employees but also the necessity to retain them for a long term. This paper focused on reviewing the findings of previous studies conducted by various researchers with the aim to analyze the HR practices such as training and developments, career development opportunities, compensation, reward and recognition, benefits, Participation in Decision Making, Management and Leadership style, Work-Life balance, motivation and Organizational culture, that organizations can adopt to retain their top talented employees and motivate them to stay in the organization. The study applied descriptive research design and only secondary sources have been used to collect the date from the research articles and various research journals.  The study concluded that The HR managers who want to attract and keep good employees in the organizations should take into account that Successful employee retention does not rely on a single strategy, and the decision of an employee to stay in the organization is effected by a number of HR practices such as career development opportunities, compensation ,reward and recognition, training and developments,  Participation in Decision Making, Management and Leadership style, motivation, Organizational culture,  and many more.

Keywords: Employee Retention, Human Resource Practices, talented workers

FACTORS THAT PREDICT EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN PROFIT AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (Published)

Retention of talent is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage (Hatum, 2010). Therefore, understanding the factors that impact retention is necessary for all organizations (Brown & Yashioka, 2003; Sinha & Authour, 2012). In this study, a cross sectional survey design was used to understand how mission attachment, organizational commitment, and employee engagement predicts employee retention. The participants for this study come from employees of not- for -profit and for-profit organizations in Silang Area, Cavite, Philippines. Multiple regression analysis was used to establish the best predictive model from the above-mentioned variables and it was found that mission attachment, organizational commitment, and employee engagement predicts employee retention for both organization types. Recommendations based on the results will be discussed

Keywords: Employee Retention, Not-For-Profit Organizations, profit

Relationship between Work Environment, Career Development Opportunities and Employee (Published)

The issue of employee retention has generated growing interest for human resource practitioners and researchers because of the effects it has on the development and accomplishment of organization’s goals and objectives. This study explores the link between work environment, career development opportunities and employee retention in Vodafone Ghana Limited. The study used 142 employees, representing 10% of the target population of 1,420. Data was collected primarily through semi-structured questionnaire. The paper adopted descriptive research survey, specifically cross sectional. Data was analyzed with Descriptive Statistics. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was employed to establish the relationship among the variables. The findings indicated that work environment and career development opportunities had positive relationship with employee retention and thus affect employees’ decision to stay in Vodafone Ghana Limited. The implication of the study is that, the management of Vodafone Ghana Limited should provide advancement opportunities to increase employees’ career growth to help retain employees. Finally the study also recommends that thriving and friendly environment should

Keywords: Career Development Opportunities, Employee Retention, Vodafone Ghana Limited, Work Environment