This exploration of what employee turnover is, why it happens and what it means for companies and employees draws together contemporary and classic theories and research to present a well-rounded perspective on employee retention and turnover. The book uses models such as job embeddedness theory, proximal withdrawal states, and context-emergent turnover theory, as well as highlights cultural differences affecting global differences in turnover.
Employee Retention and Turnover contextualises the issue of turnover, its causes and its consequences, before discussing underrepresented antecedents of turnover, key aspects of retention and methods for regulating turnover, and future research directions.
Ideal for both academics and advanced students of industrial/organizational psychology, Employee Retention and Turnover is essential for understanding the past, present and future of turnover and related research.
"This book is outstanding in so many ways. First it lays out developmentally how the complexity of this topic has evolved over time. This picture includes how theory has changed, how our results and understanding have expanded over time and how extensions now deal with a much broader phenomenon including the international implications of the findings. Second, it is simply the best scholarly treatment of the turnover topic. The authors are exceptionally well versed in the literature and constructs being tested as well as the complex methods being used to study this phenomenon over time, contexts and samples and the practical implications of these findings. It will serve as the "go to" book for years to come." - Terence Mitchell, University of Washington
"This timely book by a team of preeminent scholars in the area of employee turnover will be of benefit to both researchers and managers. Decades of research have demonstrated the high cost of turnover to organizations. Grounded in the accumulated wisdom of thousands of empirical studies, coupled with the latest in practice, this book will guide efforts to develop state-of-the-art retention policies. It also will guide future research on the topic in an era of increasingly smart machines and dynamic labor markets." - Brooks Holtom, Senior Associate Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Table of Contents
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Chapter 1: What Is Turnover, Why Is It Important, and How Is It Measured?
Chapter 2: Turnover Consequences
Chapter 3: Causes and Correlates of Turnover
Chapter 4: Complex Theories of Employee Turnover
Chapter 5: The Psychology of Staying: Job Embeddedness
Chapter 6: New Perspectives on Classic Turnover Antecedents
Chapter 7: Research Streams on Understudied Turnover Antecedents
Chapter 8: Methodological Approaches in Turnover Research
Chapter 9: Controlling Employee Turnover
Chapter 10: Diversity and Global Research on Turnover
Chapter 11: Future Research Directions
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