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Employee Commitment and Other Factors That Affect Attraction and Retention of Employees in Organizations: The Examination of Research and OPM Practices
by Bailey Clark, Denise, D.Mgt., University of Maryland University College, 2013, 137; 3596008
Abstract (Summary)

It has become increasingly more difficult for organizations to hire and retain qualified staff. In order to satisfy this need and meet the competition for talented staff, organizations will be required to develop effective employee attraction and retention strategies. The ability to compete for and retain talented staff will depend in part on the organizations ability to identify this need and successfully develop and implement a plan. Further intensifying this talent acquisition need is the current workforce demographics comprising a large number of baby boomers that are eligible to retire and will be leaving the workforce in the immediate future. Demand for talent will dramatically change the demographics of the workforce. This study identified and examined factors that positively influence the attraction and retention of quality staff for organizations. These factors include employee commitment, trust, communication, and support programs. Additionally, this study examined the practices of the Office of Personnel Management that provides guidance to the federal government agencies on talent acquisition and retention programs to determine the strategies they use to manage this staffing need crisis. This study identifies talent attraction and retention strategies organizations can develop to manage this talent sustainability issue. The findings of this study apply across organizations both public and private.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Andersen, G. David, Dent, Eric B.
School: University of Maryland University College
Department: Doctor of Management Program
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 75/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Organization Theory
Keywords: Employee commitment, Employee retention, Employee turnover, Office of Personnel Management, Talent acquisition, Talent sustainability
Publication Number: 3596008
ISBN: 978-1-303-42382-6
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