Research Database

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.

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.

Employee Turnover Study

An 18 page paper presenting a human resources study at Ernst & Young. As knowledge workers become more important to the ongoing health of their employers, those employers are finding it necessary to be more accommodating to those employees’ personal lives. The purpose here is to identify turnover-causing problems at one of the world’s leading financial services firms, then create solutions to those problems. Results of the study indicate that the company needs to alter its work-life position and factor in flexibility in order to remain an employer of choice and so retain its best workers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Managerial Contribution to Employee Turnover

A 3 page paper assessing which school of management – Classical or Behavioral – a specific article suggests is more effective in today’s business environment. The article does more than only suggest that the Behavioral School is superior to Classical thought in today’s working environment. Those organizations actively excising Classical thought managerial behavior are those that can focus less on employee turnover and more on the business at hand. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

EMPLOYEE TURNOVER: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

This 9-page paper studies the causes for employee turnover and provides some solutions to avoid this. Also under discussion are the importance of communication and employee respect. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Review of “An Alternative Approach: The Unfolding Model of Voluntary Employee Turnover”

A 3 page paper analyzing the means by which employees reach decisions to leave their employers voluntarily. Lee and Mitchell (1994) appear to have provided a means by which to categorize employee departures. This should result in the development of information that organizations can use to minimize the effects of voluntary employee turnover. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Review of “Employee Turnover and Post-Decision Accommodation Process”

A 3 page review of a 1981 article addressing the issue of employee turnover. Rather than inform any specific aspect of employee turnover in the time current to publication, Steers and Mowday (1981) conduct their exercise as a prelude to several suggestions for future research. Most of these suggestions relate to points raised throughout their article, specifically dissonance and attribution theories, and characteristics of the individual. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Review of “Organizational, Work, and Personal Factors in Employee Turnover and Absenteeism”

A 3 page review of a 1973 paper that arrives at the stunning conclusion that workers more satisfied with their jobs are less likely to leave them. The authors of this paper review many studies from the 1950s and 1960s, all qualitative and many with questionable validity or reliability, which often was the nature of qualitative research more than a generation ago. The authors appear to link acceptance of others’ work to large sample size and have little if anything to say about method or results. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Review of "An Alternative Approach: The Unfolding Model of Voluntary Employee Turnover"

A 6 page paper reviewing and discussing this study of why nurses chose to leave their jobs in the mid-1990s. The paper discusses the general focus of the study but concentrates on assessing the authors' use of statistical analyses for appropriate tests, reliability and validity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Big O Tires Employee Turnover

A 5 page paper that begins with an introduction to the company, including its sale to another corporation and including data regarding franchisees. The paper discusses the average turnover rate in the sector and the rate for a particular franchisee, reporting employee incidents. This franchisee does not have a personnel manual. Recommendations for such a manual and policies along with training needed at that store are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

REDUCING EMPLOYEE TURNOVER IN LONG-TERM CARE

This 3-page paper discusses reasons for high employee turnover in the long-term care field and some solutions for counteracting the problem. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Predicting Employee Turnover - Article Review

A 4 page paper that reviews a journal article that reports an empirical study. The writer discusses whether or not each of the elements needed for publishing a research report are included and makes comments about those topics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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.

Employee Retention in Customer Service Through Quality Initiatives

A 3 page paper discussing training's influence on employee retention at Ritz-Carlton hotels and Pal's Sudden Service, a fast food chain in east Tennessee. Both companies have won the Baldrige Award for Quality; both have employee turnover rates at or below one-third of the average rates of their respective industries. Not only did the companies greatly improve customer satisfaction, they also made themselves employers of choice and reduced total training costs by reducing turnover. Bibliography lists 3 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.

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.

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.

Errors in HRM

This 4 page paper examines the errors a fast food chain is making when managing the employees. The paper makes reference to motivation theory and argues that the uncaring culture is a result is the over application of scientific management techniques which is resulting in poor productivity and high employee turnover. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Critique of James March and Herbert Simon's, "Organizations":

This 6 page paper examines this book and provides a critque of the material. More specifically, this paper responds to the model that March and Simon present in regards to employee turnover. Bibliography lists 1 source.

An Appeal for a Crèche

This 4 page paper is an appeal for a company to provide a crèche for the working mothers which will also increase productivity and reduce the employee turnover. The paper outlines the problem the solution and the reasons why the solution should be adopted. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Problems & Solutions At Toyota

In this 8 page research paper, the writer discusses some of the problems that Toyota had during the early 1990's along with other Japanese auto manufacturers. Some specific concerns included : high material costs, too few vehicle choices, high employee turnover, and inattentiveness to marketing mix. The writer makes pertinent recommendations -- detailing some of the steps that Toyota can take to ensure a more productive, profitable future. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Information Which a Food and Beverage Manager Needs to Monitor Performance of the Operation:

This 15 page paper dicusses the date to which a food and beverage manager refers in order to gain an accurate idea of how the operation is performing. Some of the categories of data which are included in this paper are food cost, labor cost, compensation and benefits, menu planning, theft, employee turnover rate, operational expenses, automation and more. Bibliography lists 25 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.

Dead End Jobs

A 3 page essay that summarizes and reacts to a 1995 article by Katherine S. Newman, professor of anthropology at Columbia University. In this article, "Dead-end jobs, a way out," Newman proposes a means for not only helping low-wage inner-city fast food employees climb the socioeconomic ladder out of poverty, but her elegant and thoughtful concept is a win-win situation for employers, as it aids fast-foot management with the task of retaining employees and decreasing employee turnover, while also providing a screening service for potential employees that can allay the trepidation that urban employers often display in hiring employees with only low-wage background experience, particularly in regards to African Americans. No additional sources cited.

Organizational Behavior as Exhibited at Chubb Corporation

A 6 page paper discussing the ability of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies to assess building problems and then take effective steps to change the conditions that contribute to the growth of those problems. Chubb discovered that work-life issues were interfering with worker productivity and contributing to absenteeism and employee turnover. The company responded by allowing individual workers choices in dealing with their personal issues, from flexible schedules and telecommuting to paid time off when necessary. The company's programs reduced turnover rates, enhancing overall productivity and preserving continuity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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