Research Database

Nursing Staff Turnover

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the problem of nursing staff turnover rates and considers the reasons why there are problems with staff retention in the nursing profession. This paper provides an overview of the problem, a brief overview of the topic and assesses the relevance of the problem for nursing professional management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Reducing Staff Turnover; A Case Study

This 7 page paper considers a case supplied by the student where a large company is suffering from high levels of employee turnover. Based on theoretical models the writer shows why this turnover may be occurring, the types of people that may be staying, how they are feeling, and how management may change the situation to increase retention and motivation. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The Problem of High Staff Turnover Rates of Nurses in Primary Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

Primary healthcare in Saudi Arabia has been developed with a high degree of political commitment. However, the development is hindered by the high staff turnover in the nursing profession. This 22 page paper looks at the primary healthcare service from the perceptive of the nurses, identifies the potential causes of high employee turnover and applies them the community nursing in Saudi Arabia. The paper then assesses the cost of the turnover in terms of economic cost and quality and then makes recommendations to reduce the turnover rate. The bibliography cites 35 sources.

Staffing in a Food Court

This 3 page paper looks at some operational issues which may be faced by a canteen on a college campus. The paper looks at matching staffing levels of demand, staffing mix between full-time and part-time employees, staff turnover and employee training. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Kouzes & Posner/Leadership Model

An 8 page book review that first of all offers a comprehensive summation of James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others. This volume offers a model for leadership which the authors assert will reduce staff turnover, cure poor morale and improve productivity. No additional sources cited.

Nurse Retention

A 5 page research paper that provides an examination of literature, which focuses on nurse retention and particularly how nursing managers can influence the rate of nursing staff turnover. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

HRM Project; Solving A Firms’ HRM Problem

This 12 page paper presents a HRM project where a firm with human resource problems is identified and the paper assesses the way that they may be resolved. The paper uses a firm with poor motivation levels and a high staff turnover looks at the theories that may be used to find solutions and proposed a range of strategies to improve the performance and loyalty of the employees. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

TQM Case Study - FedEx

This 19 page paper begins with a case study describing the components of FedEx's total quality management program, which the company initiated in the late 1980s. In an industry that has always had high staff turnover, FedEx's turnover is less than 1 percent. Besides the practical benefits of using TQM, FedEx has been recognized repeatedly for its management and performance. The writer comments on the reasons most companies fail in their attempts to use TQM principles and what could be done about each issue. Finally, the essay describes the contributions Deming, Juran, Crosby and Feigenbaum made to the field of quality management. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Nursing Management/Retention Issues

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, the turnover rates for hospital nursing staff averages over 20 percent (Force, 2005). However, since this is a widespread problem, which has been acerbated by the nursing shortage, management strategies that promote nursing staff retention, as well as strategies that address the issues that research shows to be influential in creating nursing staff job satisfaction. Nursing managers are the link between hospital administration and nursing staff. Therefore, one of the crucial responsibilities of a nurse manager is to implement strategies and procedures that ensure nurse retention and job satisfaction (Anthony, 2005). Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Change for CAR

This 9 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. A company is facing a number of challenges, with declining revenues, the loss of customers and a high turnover of staff there is a need to change. The company, CAR, is assessed in order to identify the core problems in order to present solutions. The core issues which are identified as needing to be addressed include the need to increase innovation and to improve employee motivation. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Employee Retention

This 4 page paper answers four questions asked by the student. The paper starts by looking at the way good and poor economic performance can impact on retention, the negative impacts of good and poor retention, the main causes or employee turnover and finally compares the internal and external drivers for turnover and retention. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

HyperStore

This 10 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student looking at HR issues. A major employer is suffering due to a poor industry reputation as employer; providing few career opportunities and appears to be suffering with a high staff turnover rate, with specific problems in the younger employee age group. The paper outlines motivation theory, assesses the way in which the strategies and employment provision provided by the company is aligned with these motivation theories, identifies potential areas of improvement and then suggests some solutions that would help improve retention of motivation. The paper focuses on the retail industry, but the theories and arguments could be applicable to any other industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management

9 pages in length. In this model case study, as a Trainee Human Resource Consultant the student is required to address the differences between human resource management and personnel management. In addition, staff turnover is high and rate of pay is not competitive. Another area which needs improvement is in the technology area, since the company, XYZ Ltd. still employs televisions, VCRs and sound equipment. It is the consultant's job and the topic of this paper to address these issues and offer suggestions as to improvement in these areas. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Turnover In Nonprofit Organizations

This 10 page paper discusses the high employee turnover in the nonprofit sector. The first section of the paper provides a basic introduction to nonprofit organizational structure and some of the challenges they face, including high turnover rates. The second section comments on the challenges and some reasons for high turnover, including a lack of long-term planning and a lack of effective human resource practices. The last section offers recommendations to reduce turnover. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Reducing Employee Turnover Through Effective Recruiting

This 10 page paper discusses the issue of recruiting to reduce turnover. The writer presents data regarding turnover rates, costs associated with high turnover, mistakes companies make when hiring personnel, and strategies that can be used to lower employee turnover rates. Specific examples of successful tools and strategies that have been used are presented. These include having a clear process for recruiting and using realistic job previews. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Motivation And Nursing

A 6 page paper that discusses the issues of job satisfaction, morale and motivation in nursing. Short staffs, more work, fewer resources have led to low morale and higher turnover in the profession. This essay discusses some of the theories that address these issues and includes specific suggestions for raising morale and increasing motivation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Interpreting Accounting Calculations

This 3 page paper explains the meaning of calculations performed by the student on a set of accounts. The paper helps the student understand what is meant by the working capital turnover, the inventory level changes and turnover, accounts receivable turnover period and days to collection and operating cycle.

Organizational Turnover and Employee Retention

A 13 page paper discussing turnover in terms of causes and costs. Costs of retention may appear to be high, but the costs of turnover are greater—the primary difference is that the costs of retention are so much more easily quantifiable. High turnover rates carry other effects other than just costs of replacement, and it is those costs that are so difficult to define. Senior management may never make a connection between falling sales and increasing turnover as customers feel they are left to fend for themselves when confronted with new people who may well have not been sufficiently trained to do their new jobs; and it may not be possible to reliably judge how excessive turnover affects those employees remaining. Indeed, the costs of retention are lower. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

STAFFING ISSUES FOR A GOURMET COFFEE SHOP

This 5-page paper discusses human resources and staffing issues for a fictitious gourmet coffee shop in Washington, DC. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Technology Staff Development For Teachers

This 12 page paper addresses four issues and uses three journal articles to discuss each of the topics: the purpose of staff development in general and how this relates to technology staff development: trends in technology staff development, such as using a planning backwards model, using the Web for training and incorporating mentors; teaching with technology, with an example for the foreign language classroom; and measuring the effectiveness of technology staff development. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

High Nursing Turnover Rate

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working in the US was 21.3 percent (Kleinman, 2004). This high rate is not only costly to hospitals, but seriously impairs the quality of patient care that these institutions can offer. This examination of this problem does so within the context of a hypothetical case scenario. First of all, however, background information on this issue is presented in order to identity the parameters of this problem, provide analysis and present a rationale for its solution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


Issues in the Hospitality Industry This 5 page paper looks at a current issue in the hospitality industry, staffing issues. Two articles provided by the student are examined, one looks at the degree to which a job in hospitality may be seen as a career or simply a transitory job. The second article examines the way staff scheduling may take place in the hospitality industry. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Hospital Nurse Retention Case Study

This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, possible solutions, recommendations with comments related to an action plan. The paper also includes an abstract. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

High Employee Turnover In The Restaurant Industry

7 pages in length. In today's fast-paced society where people are constantly striving to improve their personal gain, jobs in the food service industry are considered to be nothing more than stepping stones. From busboy to manager, no position is safe from the ravages of high turnover, inasmuch as there is always a better offer waiting just around the corner. The writer discusses various reasons for the high employee turnover rate in the restaurant industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Human Resources / Retaining Employees

This 8 page paper discusses employee turnover and how to reduce it. Using a real company, the writer explains their turnover rate, then provides a review of the literature and its limitations, and finally offers a critical analysis of what the company really did compared to the ideas found in the literature. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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