Retention of engineering and technical professionals in a state public transport organisation

Rose, Dennis M. and Gordon, Raymond (2007) Retention of engineering and technical professionals in a state public transport organisation. In: ANZAM 2007: Managing Our Intellectural and Social Capital, 04-07 Dec 2007, Sydney, Australia.

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High levels of infrastructure requirements in Australasia have placed considerable pressure on organisations to attract and retain engineering and technical professionals. This study reports on the efforts of a state public transport organisation to analyse their human capital risk and gather data to inform the development of retention strategies for its engineering and professional staff, including project managers. A survey of 1212 engineering and technical professional staff revealed that a multi-faceted approach to retention strategies, that differentiates the needs of new graduates, experienced staff and ‘baby boomers’, is required. Survey respondents (N=679) identified a range of incentives, including training and development, enhanced career opportunities, recognition for good work, appropriate remuneration and good leadership.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010 01:52
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: retention, labour shortage
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management

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