Revitalising employee retention in Indian higher education industry: Role of job embeddedness

Agrawal, Harshita, Yadav, Mohit and Singh, Anushree (2019) Revitalising employee retention in Indian higher education industry: Role of job embeddedness. International Journal of Learning and Change, 11 (2). pp. 111-128. ISSN 17402883

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Employee turnover is a great menace to the organisations that strive to achieve success and remain at top in today’s immense competitive environment. Organisations are plagued with high rates of employee turnover across various sectors and Indian higher education sector is no different. Thus, the present study investigated applicability of job embeddedness (JE) model in predicting turnover intentions (TI) of employees in the Indian higher educational sector, by drawing a sample (N = 321) from faculty members working in private universities in India. Results demonstrated that organisational and community job embeddedness significantly predicted turnover intentions of employees, thereby providing the HR managers much needed solution to retain their valued employees. Moderation effect of gender on the above relationship was analysed further and the results depicted that gender significantly moderated the association amid individual dimensions of embeddedness and employees’ quit intentions, respectively. Findings along with implications are discussed in the paper

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Employee retention | Turnover intentions | Employee turnover | Job embeddedness | Community job embeddedness | CJE | India | Retention strategies | Higher education | Gender as a moderator | Organisational job embeddedness | OJE
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Management of Technology and Innovation
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Education
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Shilpi Rana
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 05:48
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 05:48
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