Effects of succession planning programs on staff retention

Eshiteti, Stephen Nyikuli and Okaka, Ochieng and Maragia, Samuel N. and Odera, Odhiambo and Akerele, Emmanuel Kayode (2013) Effects of succession planning programs on staff retention. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (6). pp. 157-162. ISSN 2039-9340

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Learning about factors that affect staff retention and ways of improving it,can help firms avoid the inconvenience of high attrition. Thus, the purpose of this study was to establish the effects of succession planning programs on staff retention in the sugar companies of Western Province, Kenya. Management staff members were purposively selected, stratified and simple randomly sampled. Data collection was done by use of questionnaires. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were employed to analyze the data. Findings of the study indicate that more employees had high job satisfaction because of going through the succession planning process with the hope of being next in line of management. This had a positive effect on the retention of staff in the sugar firms under study.

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Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Open access journal. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 05:50
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: job satisfaction; staff retention; succession planning
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p157
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25332

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