Employee perceptions of workforce retention strategies in a health system

Belbin, Cheryl and Erwee, Ronel and Wiesner, Retha (2012) Employee perceptions of workforce retention strategies in a health system. Journal of Management and Organization, 18 (5). pp. 747-765. ISSN 1833-3672


The quantitative study explores the perceptions of 379 nurses using a survey to assess awareness of, participation in, and effectiveness of 28 workforce retention strategies offered by Queensland Health. Perceptions of workforce retention strategies were also examined to determine if any aspects of the strategy (retention factors) had an influence on turnover intention. The major findings were that respondents were more aware and had participated to a greater extent in those strategies that were included in Queensland Health policy or were part of the nursing enterprise bargaining agreement. Strategies ranked as most effective included those that provided a monetary advantage and to a lesser extent, a professional development opportunity. A positive relationship was found between retention factors and decreased turnover intention.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 00:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: motivation; turnover; retention; workforce retention strategies; retention factors
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22131

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